Manoj Joshi
Manoj Joshi at Bhopal.JPG
Born (1965-12-14) 14 December 1965 (age 56)
NationalityIndian
Education(B.A)
Occupation
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)Charu Joshi
Children2
RelativesRajesh Joshi (brother)
HonoursPadma Shri (2018)

Manoj N. Joshi(born 14 December 1965) is an Indian film and television actor of Gujarati origin.[1] After graduating from Sir J. J. School of Arts, he began his career in Marathi theatre, also putting up performances in Gujarati and Hindi theatre. He has also acted in over 70 films since 1998, many of his roles being comedy.

He acted in TV series including Chanakya,[2] Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka,[2] Rau (Marathi), Sangdil, Kabhi Souten Kabhi Saheli, Mura Raska Mai La (Marathi). He debuted in Sarfarosh (SI Bajju) alongside his brother who played Bala Thakur in the film. His other works include the film Hungama followed by Hulchul, Dhoom, Bhagam Bhag,[3] Phir Hera Pheri, Chup Chup Ke, Bhool Bhulaiyaa,[4] and Billo Barber. He has also portrayed Chanakya in Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat.

In 2018, Joshi was awarded with the Padma Shri.[5] He is the vice-president of the Bombay Art Society[6]

Filmography

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Notes
1999 Sarfarosh Sub-Inspector Bajju Hindi
2000 Aaghaaz as assistant of Danny Mendoza, Johnny's younger brother
2001 Jaaneman Jaaneman Belji Bhai
Chandni Bar Chandrakant Bhau
2002 Ab Ke Baras
Devdas Dwijdas Mukherjee
2003 Satta Uddhav Pawar
Hungama Sub-Inspector Waghmare
Jogger's Park Tariq Ahmed Hindi/English
2004 Aan: Men at Work Manik Rao Hindi
Dhoom Shekhar Kamal
Jaago Advocate Satya Prakash Satwani
Hulchul Advocate Namdev Mishra
2005 Page 3 Bosco
Shikhar Amrit Patil
Kyon Ki P.K. Narayan (A Security Guard)
Garam Masala Nageshwar
2006 Phir Hera Pheri Kachra Seth
Chup Chup Ke Pooja's father
Golmaal: Fun Unlimited Harichandra Ramchandra Mirchindani "Harami"
Vivah Bhagat Ji (Matchmaker of Prem and Poonam)
Bhagam Bhag Manubhai Gandhi
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye Rasikbhai Galgalia
2007 Traffic Signal Sailash Jha
Guru Ghanshyam Bhai
Bhool Bhulaiyaa Badrinath Chaturvedi
2008 Mere Baap Pehle Aap Chirag Rane
Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam Police Inspector Patil
Khallballi KK
2009 Billu Damodar Dubey
De Dana Dan Brij Mohan Oberoi
2010 Maniben.com Bhadresh Bhai
Kushti
Khatta Meetha Trigun Fatak
2011 Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji Waiter
Bin Bulaye Baraati Loha Singh
Ready Bharat Kapoor
Fakt Ladh Mhana Marathi
The Opportunist The Opportunist Hindi
2012 Khiladi 786 Champaklal
Dabangg 2 Shopkeeper
Gola Berij Story teller Marathi
Bharatiya Prime Minister
2013 Chaloo Chief Minister Hindi
Policegiri Javeed Shiekh
Wake Up India
Narbachi Wadi Double Role Marathi
2014 Mr Joe B. Carvalho Commissioner Pandey Hindi
Hasee Toh Phasee Devesh Solanki
Bey Yaar Y. B. Gandhi Gujarati
Spark Hindi
2015 Dolly Ki Doli Duby Ji
I Love New Year Randhir's friend
Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon Deepika's father
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Mr. Bhandari/Advocate of Pritampur Estate
2016 Sanam Re Akash's Boss
Thai Jashe! Chandrakantbhai Joshi Gujarati
Ghayal Once Again Minister Hindi
2017 Pappa Tamne Nahi Samjaay Hasmukhlal Mehta Gujarati
Judwaa 2 Alex's Mama Hindi
Tamburo Kirit Bhai Gujarati
Dashakriya Marathi
2018 Odiyan Mootha Manickan (Muthappan) Malayalam
Loveyatri Nattu Kaka Hindi
Fera Feri Hera Feri Hasmukhlal Jobanputra Gujarati
Kaashi in Search of Ganga[7] Kaashi's Lawyer Hindi
Natsamrat Gujarati
I.M.A. Gujju Ramesh Shah
2019 Ram Ki Janmabhoomi Pandit Sadanand Shashtri Hindi
Waah Zindagi Jagat Shah
PM Narendra Modi Amit Shah [8]
Made in China Vhinde Bhai
Chasani Gujarati
2020 Coolie No. 1 Manager Hindi
2021 Hungama 2 Manasvit G. Bajaj
Rashmi Rocket Ramnik Virah Chibber
Jessu Jordaar Gujarati
2022 Petipack
Nayika Devi: The Warrior Queen
Dehati Disco Films that have not yet been released Hindi Upcoming

Television serials

Year Title Role Language Notes
1991 Chanakya Shriyak, Son of Shaktar Hindi
1998 Woh Amit Hindi
1998 X Zone Hindi
1999-2003 Abhalmaya Sharad Joshi Marathi
1999–2002 Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka Abhay Purshottam Nanavati Hindi
2000 Your Honour
2001 Jaaneman Jaaneman Hindi
2002 Khichdi Hindi
2002–2005 Kehta Hai Dil Mayor Bhandari Hindi
2004–2005 Yeh Meri Life Hai Rasik Mehta Hindi
2006 Kasamh Se Nishikant Dixit (Cameo) (Dead) Hindi
2010-2011 Zindagi Ka Har Rang...Gulaal Motabha Hindi
2015 Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat Chanakya Hindi
2015–2016 Honar Sun Me Hya Gharchi Ramakant Gokhale Marathi
2018-2019 Mangalam Dangalam Sanjeev Saklecha Hindi
2020 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Advocate Shaktimaan Jhaveri Hindi

Personal life

His father was Navneet Joshi, and his younger brother Rajesh Joshi was an actor too. Rajesh died in 1998.[9] Joshi hails from Adpodara village near Himatnagar in north Gujarat.

Awards

References

  1. ^ Jambhekar, Shruti (24 June 2011). "I want to direct a Gujarati film: Manoj Joshi". The Times of India.
  2. ^ a b "Winning over with words". The Hindu. 8 January 2003. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2010.((cite news)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ "Bhagam Bhag". The Indian Express. 22 December 2006. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  4. ^ "The King of Comedy delivers again". The Hindu. 9 October 2007. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  5. ^ "Padma awards 2018 announced, MS Dhoni, Sharda Sinha among 85 recipients: Here's complete list". India TV. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  6. ^ Bombay Art Society official website |title=Managing Committee of the Bombay Art Society
  7. ^ "In Kashi, to play Kashi, Sharman says loving it to bits". Hindustan Times. 29 September 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  8. ^ Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (13 February 2019). "Well-known theatre and film actor Manoj Joshi to portray #AmitShah in #PMNarendraModi... Vivek Anand Oberoi essays the title role... Omung Kumar B directs the biopic... Produced by Suresh Oberoi and Sandip Ssingh... Here's the first look: t.co/9M3n78q4XG" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  9. ^ "Rangeela's Pakya dies in an accident". The Indian Express. 13 January 1998. Archived from the original on 30 August 2009. Retrieved 16 February 2010.