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Manoj Pahwa (born 1 September 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).[2]. In 2019 he portrayed his first full fledged villainous role in Article 15 for which he was applauded.

Manoj Pahwa
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Manoj Pahwa at the promo launch of Chala Mussaddi... Office Office, 2011
Born (1963-09-01) 1 September 1963 (age 56)[1]
Spouse(s)Seema Bhargava

Early life and backgroundEdit

Manoj Pahwa was raised in a Punjabi family in Delhi. His father migrated to Punjab, India after Partition.[3] He did his schooling from National Public School, Darya Ganj, New Delhi.[citation needed]

He is married to actress Seema Bhargava,[4] his co-actor in 'TV series, Hum Log,[5] and lives in Versova, Mumbai along with their daughter Manukriti and son Mayank.[6]


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.[7]

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][8]




Year Serial Role Channel
1984-1985 Hum Log Tony DD National
1995-2000 Shanti Guruji DD National
1996-2000 Just Mohabbat Ishwar Chopra Sony TV
1997 Sab Golmaal Hai Balwant
1999 Gudgudee Raghu's mama (uncle) Zee TV
late 1990s Sea Hawks Don Bhamra DD Metro
2001 Office Office Bhatia SAB TV
2001 Jaaneman Jaaneman DD Metro
2002 Ekka Begum Badshah[9] Ekka
2005 LOC : Life out of control Gurpreet Malik Star One
2009 Oh Darling Yeh Hai India Vishal Chachabra DD National
2015 Dafaa 420 Chand Nawab Mohammad Life OK


  1. ^ a b "Profile and Details of Manoj Pahwa". Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  2. ^ "I have not done my best comic role yet: Manoj Pahwa".
  3. ^ a b "Manoj Pahwa is a contract killer now". The Times Of India. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Meet Mr and Mrs Pahwa: 'We have our tuning with each other for 30 years'".
  5. ^ Alaka Sahani (23 August 2009). "Sister Act". Indian Express. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  6. ^ Chandrima Pal (9 August 2015). "Manoj Pahwa and family on theatre, Bhisham Sahni and more". Mid Day. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Sajid Khan says Darna Zaroori Hai". 11 August 2005. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Soha's film gets no discount in Pataudi house". The Times Of India. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Laughter on the cards!". The Tribune. 30 June 2002. Retrieved 24 June 2013.

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