Manoj Pahwa

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Manoj Pahwa
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Manoj Pahwa at the promo launch of Chala Mussaddi... Office Office, 2011
Born (1963-12-08) 8 December 1963 (age 57)[1]
Spouse(s)Seema Pahwa

Manoj Pahwa (born 8 December 1963)[1] is an Indian film and television actor who is noted for his role as Bhatia in the comedy series Office Office (2001). He has acted in over 45 films as a character actor, including 7½ Phere (2005), Being Cyrus (2005), Singh Is Kinng (2008), Dabangg 2 (2012), Jolly LLB (2013), Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), Mulk (2018), Article 15.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Pahwa was raised in a Punjabi family in Delhi. His father migrated from Punjab,Pakistan, after Partition.[3] He was educated at the National Public School in Daryaganj, New Delhi.[citation needed]


Pahwa started his career with television, acting in comedy series Just Mohabbat (1996-2000) and Office Office (2001). He debuted in the movie Tere Mere Sapne (1996) and has acted in 50+ films and TV series as a character actor.

He played the lead the opening segment of anthology horror film Darna Zaroori Hai (2006) directed by Sajid Khan.[4]

During the shoot for Mausam (2011) directed by Pankaj Kapoor, in Chandigarh, he met the local producers, which led to his Punjabi film debut, Heer & Hero, which is currently under production.[3][5]




Year Serial Role Notes
1984-1985 Hum Log Tony
1995-2000 Shanti Guruji
1996-2000 Just Mohabbat Ishwar Chopra
1997 Sab Golmaal Hai Balwant
1997-1998 Sea Hawks Don Bhamra
1998-1999 Gudgudee Raghu's Mama
2001 Office Office Bhatia
2002 Ekka Begum Badshah[8] Ekka
2002 Bol Baby Bol[9] Host/presenter
2005 LOC : Life out of control[10] Gurpreet Malik
2009 Oh Darling Yeh Hai India Vishal Chachabra
2015 Dafa 420[11] Chand Nawab Mohammad
2020 A Suitable Boy The Raja of Marh

Personal life[edit]

He is married to actress Seema Bhargava,[12] his co-actor in TV series Hum Log,[13] and lives in Versova, Mumbai, along with his daughter Manukriti and son Mayank.[14]


  1. ^ a b "Profile and Details of Manoj Pahwa". Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  2. ^ "I have not done my best comic role yet: Manoj Pahwa". 19 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Manoj Pahwa is a contract killer now". The Times Of India. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Sajid Khan says Darna Zaroori Hai". 11 August 2005. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Soha's film gets no discount in Pataudi house". The Times Of India. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Om Puri is the king of Bollywood!".
  7. ^ "'7 1/2 Phere' a light-hearted comedy". Hindustan Times. 21 July 2005.
  8. ^ "Laughter on the cards!". The Tribune. 30 June 2002. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  9. ^ " - STAR - STAR Plus - Bol Baby Bol". 2 August 2002. Archived from the original on 2 August 2002.
  10. ^ "Laughter-out of control - Times of India". The Times of India.
  11. ^ "TV was easier medium earlier: Manoj Pahwa". Zee News. 12 August 2015.
  12. ^ Ramnath, Nandini. "Meet Mr and Mrs Pahwa: 'We have our tuning with each other for 30 years'".
  13. ^ Alaka Sahani (23 August 2009). "Sister Act". Indian Express. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  14. ^ Chandrima Pal (9 August 2015). "Manoj Pahwa and family on theatre, Bhisham Sahni and more". Mid Day. Retrieved 27 January 2016.

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