You must have heard of Manoj Tiwari but the reasons for the familiarity might not be the same. It could be because of his immense popularity in singing or it could be due to his acting credentials. It could also be because of his stint in Big Boss or it could be because of politics. So here are few points about him which makes it essential for him to pen down his journey.
Born in the small village of Atarwalia in Bihar, Tiwari has five siblings.
Not many people know that he started his career as a singer for ten years before venturing into movies.
Remember that song, “Jiyo re Bihar…” from ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’? It is sung by Manoj Tiwari. He has sung almost 2500 songs till now.
Playback singing gave him fame and attention paving his way to enter the Bhojpuri film industry as an actor.
In 2003, he debuted as an actor with ‘Sasura bade paise wala’ which turned out to be a milestone in the industry, followed by many movies like ‘Bandhan toote na’, ‘Daroga Babu I Love You’ etc.
His acting skills couldn’t be contained within the four walls of Bhojpuri industry any longer when, in 2008, he appeared in his first Hindi movie ‘Deshdrohi’.
“Sky is the limit” defines him well because just when you think he is limited to a particular field, he defies your belief.
Tiwari has worked for television shows as well. Both as a host and a contestant.
Shows like ‘Nehle pe dehla’ and ‘Bharat ki shaan’ were hosted by him whereas in ‘Bigg Boss 4’ and ‘Welcome’, he participated as a contestant.
After donning the cap of a director in the movie ‘Hello Darling’, Manoj Tiwari is all set to produce his first movie under his home banner Litti-Chokha International Production.
It will be a bilingual production called ‘Hamid’.
And just when you thought that his interests are restricted to entertainment industry, here is a fact – he led Bhojpuri Dabanggs as its captain in the ‘Celebrity Cricket League 3’ and under his leadership, the team won the opening match in 2013.
Leaving no stone unturned, Tiwari’s recent engagement is in the arena of politics, where he contested the elections from North-East Delhi constituency and won.
The actor-turned-politician is confident of healthy development in his constituency which he thinks has long been neglected.
Controversies are a part and parcel of an actor’s life and Manoj Tiwari’s life is no exception to this. But amidst all this chaos, his capability, practicality, love for methodological approach, generous attitude and sensitive nature has helped him stand firm through thick and thin and climb high up the ladder of success.