Manoj Kumar Tiwari (born 1 February 1971) is an Indian politician, singer and actor serving as a Member of Parliament from North East Delhi. He contested the 2009 general election as a Samajwadi Party candidate from Gorakhpur Lok Sabha but lost to Yogi Adityanath. Again, he contested 2014 Indian general elections as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate and won. He was appointed as Delhi BJP president in 2016. He was the head of the BJP organisation in Delhi when the party recorded a record victory in 2017 MCD elections. He was a contestant in Bigg Boss season 4.
Manoj Kumar Tiwari
|Member of Parliament (MP) in Lok Sabha|
|Assumed office |
16 May 2014
|Preceded by||Jai Prakash Agarwal|
|Constituency||North East Delhi|
|President of Delhi state BJP|
30 November 2016 – 2 June 2020
|Preceded by||Satish Upadhyay|
|Succeeded by||Adesh Kumar Gupta|
|Born||1 February 1971|
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
(m. 1999; div. 2012)
|Residence(s)||New Delhi, India|
|Alma mater||Banaras Hindu University|
Born on 1 February 1971 in Kabir Chaura locality of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Tiwari is one of the six children of Chandradev Tiwari and Lalita Devi. He is from Atarwalia, a small village in Kaimur district of Bihar. Tiwari completed his M.P.Ed. degree from Banaras Hindu University.
Prior to his involvement in politics, he had spent years as a singer and an actor in the Bhojpuri film industry.
In 2009, Tiwari contested elections for the 15th Lok Sabha as a candidate for the Samajwadi Party in the Gorakhpur constituency. He had been offered a choice of three constituencies and Zeenews reported him as saying that he was not "a political person but was concerned for the development of Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh." He lost to Yogi Adityanath.
In January 2011 Mid-Day reported that the BJP might invite him to join their party and that the association with him would assist their electoral efforts among North Indians. Tiwari dismissed the story as being hypothetical, although he would consider his options should an invitation emerge. He had been seen with BJP leaders at an event and had expressed admiration for Shatrughan Sinha, the BJP MP for Patna Sahib.
The Delhi government had decided to stop the production, storage, sale, and use of all types of firecrackers to reduce the rising levels of pollution in Delhi. In September 2022, Tiwari moved the Supreme Court against the Delhi government. Tiwari said that that freedom of religion cannot be taken away under the pretext of the right to life. Supreme Court refused to provide an early hearing for the petition and dismissed the plea saying "Let People Breathe Clean Air". SC also asked the public to use the money on sweets instead of crackers.
Manoj Tiwari married his first wife Rani Tiwari in 1999. They have a daughter together named Rhiti. In 2011, Manoj and Rani were involved in divorce proceedings, after 11 years of marriage. They divorced in 2012.
- Sasura Bada Paisawala (2003) as Raja
- Daroga Babu I Love You (2004)
- Humke Maafi Dei Da (2004)
- Bandhan Toote Na (2005) as Kishan
- Dharti Putra (2005)
- Raja Thakur (2006)
- Dharti Kahe Pukar Ke (2006) as Arjun
- Damadji (2006)
- Dehati Babu (2006) as Mangru
- Ganga (2006) as Bajrangi
- Naihar Ke Maado Piya Ke Chunari (2007)
- Munna Pandey Berojgaar (2007)
- Tu Hamaar Hau (2007)
- Janam Janam Ke Saath (2007)
- Gangotri:Ganga 2 (2007) as Bajrangi
- Bhole Shankar (2008) as Bhole
- International Daroga (2008)
- Deshdrohi (2008) as Shekhar
- Ae Bhouji Ke Sister (2009)
- Elaan (2011)
- Gobar Singh (2013)
- Devra Bhail Deewana (2014)
|2010||Bigg Boss 4||Contestant||Colors TV||Entered Day 1, Evicted Day 62|
|2012||Bharat Ki Shaan: Singing Star (Season 2)||Host||DD National|
|2012||Sur Sangram (Season 1 and 2)||Host|||
|2013||Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki||Contestant||Life OK||Along with Sanaya Irani, Andy Kumar|
|2018||Nehle Pe Dehla||Host|
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