Bollywood celebrities like Farah Khan, Hansal Mehta and Anurag Kashyap have wished happiness to Manoj Bajpayee on his 47th birthday. They also lauded the actor, who will be honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in the Best Actor category (Critics’ Choice) for his performance in Hansal Mehta’s biographical drama, “Aligarh”.
Manoj made his film debut with the one-minute role in “Drohkaal” in 1994, and a minor role of a dacoit in Shekhar Kapur’s “Bandit Queen”. He played gangster Bhiku Mhatre in Ram Gopal Varma’s 1998 crime drama “Satya”, which proved to be a breakthrough. He then acted in films like “Kaun” and “Shool”.
Manoj has been a part of critically acclaimed films like “Zubeidaa”, “Raajneeti”, “Gangs of Wasseypur”, “Chakravyuh” and “Special 26”.
Here’s what the celebrities had to say:
Farah Khan: And to my good friend and neighbour Manoj Bajpayee for winning Dadasaheb Phalke award! It’s raining accolades… Also, Happy Birthday!
N to my good friend n neighbour @BajpayeeManoj for winning Dadasaheb Phalke award!! It’s raining accolades.. 🎉 Also, Happy Birthday!!!
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) April 23, 2016
Vicky Kaushal: Happy Birthday Manoj Bajpayee sir and many congratulations on winning the Dadasaheb Phalke Award!
Happy Birthday @BajpayeeManoj Sir and many congratulations on winning the Dada Saheb Phalke Award! 👏👏👏
— Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) April 22, 2016
Hansal Mehta: Happy Birthday to one of my closest friends since over 22 years. Love you Manoj Bajpayee. Thank you for Prof Siras.
Happy Birthday to one of my closest friends since over 22 years. Love you @BajpayeeManoj. Thank you for Prof Siras.
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) April 23, 2016
Shirish Kunder: Happy Birthday to my new hero and current favourite, Manoj Bajpayee! Lots of love.
Happy Birthday to my new hero & current favourite, @BajpayeeManoj! Lots of love
— Shirish Kunder (@ShirishKunder) April 23, 2016
Anurag Kashyap: Happy Birthday Manoj Bajpayee… Lagey raho baju bhai… (sic)
Happy Birthday @BajpayeeManoj .. lagey raho baju bhai..
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) April 22, 2016
Milap Zaveri: Acting ke baadshah ko ghulamon ka salaam! (Salutes to the king of acting) Happy birthday Manoj Bajpayee sir!
Acting ke baadshah ko ghulamon ka salaam! Happy birthday @BajpayeeManoj sir!
— Milap (@zmilap) April 23, 2016
Divya Dutta: Happy b’day Manoj! Have a super one! Lots of love.
Happy bday @BajpayeeManoj n happy happy fr t prestigious dadasaheb phalkeaward!!
— Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25) April 23, 2016
Neeraj Ghaywan: Manoj Bajpayee, congratulations for receiving the Dadasaheb Phalke award and happy birthday.
.@BajpayeeManoj जन्मदिन की और Dada Saheb Phalke Academy award की ढेर सारी शुभकामनाएँ!
जिया हो बिहार के लाला! तनी नाची के, तनी गायी के!
— Neeraj Ghaywan (@ghaywan) April 23, 2016