Manoj Pahwa (born 1 September 1963) 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).. In 2019 he portrayed his first full fledged villainous role in Article 15 for which he was applauded.
Manoj Pahwa at the promo launch of Chala Mussaddi... Office Office, 2011
Early life and background
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.
- Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin (Rajesh)
- Tere Mere Sapne (1996)
- Aar Ya Paar (1997)
- Satya (1998) as Tabela Owner
- Kabhi Pass Kabhi Fail (1999)
- Taal (1999) as Santram
- Josh (2000)
- Hey Ram (2000) as Jalal
- Tum Bin (2001) as Assistant Commissioner of Police D'Mello
- Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai as Aziz Khan
- Kucch To Hai (2003)
- King of Bollywood (2004) as Ratnesh 'Ratty'
- Naach (2004)
- Musafir (2004 film)
- 7½ Phere (2005) as Inspector Rohit Kande
- Being Cyrus (2005) as Inspector Maninder Lovely
- Tathastu (2006) as Hospital Compounder
- Ladies Tailor (2006) as FTV
- Iqraar by Chance (2006) as Talwar - club owner
- Darna Zaroori Hai (2006) as Satish
- Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love (2007) as Surjit Chaddha
- Say Salaam India (2007) as Surinder Huda
- MP3: Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar (2007) as Tony Singh
- Dhamaal (2007) as Pilot
- One Two Three (2008) as Batla Bhai
- Singh Is Kinng (2008) as Dilbagh Singh
- Tashan (2008) as Anand Mohan Tiwari aka Pintu
- Aloo Chaat (2009) as Hakeem Tarachand
- Aamras (2009) as Sharma
- Wanted (2009) as Sonu Gates
- Sankat City (2009) as Gogi Kukreja
- Do Knot Disturb (2009) as Bantu
- London Dreams (2009) as Bhatinda Resident
- Bolo Raam (2009) as Principal Shyam Rawat
- Housefull (2010) as Banta Singh
- Chala Mussaddi... Office Office (2011) as Bhatia
- Mausam (2011) as Gulzari
- Engeyum Kadhal (2011, Tamil)
- Ready (2011) as Laxman Kapoor (Prem's uncle)
- Khap (2011) as Sukhiram
- Hair Is Falling (2011) as Hair Clinic Doctor
- Chaalis Chauraasi (2012)
- Challo Driver (2012)
- 3 Bachelors (2012) as Deepak Verma
- Dabangg 2 (2012) as Commissioner
- Jolly LLB (2013) as Pratap
- Bin Phere Free Me Ttere (2013)
- Heer and Hero (2013)
- War Chhod Na Yaar (2013)
- Singh Saab the Great (2013)
- Pahle Aap short movie (2013) with Rajapal yadav
- Meri Shadi Karao (2013)
- Dedh Ishqiya (2014)
- Disco Singh (2014)
- Main Tera Hero (2014) as Mr. Prasad
- Dil Dhadakne Do (2015) as Mr. Khanna
- Love Exchange (2017) as Mr.Kapoor
- Judwaa 2 (2017) as Sharafat Ali
- Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana (2017) as Mr.Jogi
- Khajoor Pe Atke (2018) as Jeetendar
- Veere Di Wedding (2018) as Mr. Malhotra
- Mulk (2018) as Bilaal Ali Mohammed, Shahid's Father and Murad's brother
- Total Dhamaal (2019) as Pinku Choksey
- Student of the Year 2 (2019) as Coach Mahipal
- Article 15 as Bhramadatt
- Housefull 4(2019) as Big Bhai
|1984-1985||Hum Log||Tony||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||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|
- "Profile and Details of Manoj Pahwa". Retrieved 25 June 2013.
- "I have not done my best comic role yet: Manoj Pahwa".
- "Manoj Pahwa is a contract killer now". The Times Of India. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
- "Meet Mr and Mrs Pahwa: 'We have our tuning with each other for 30 years'".
- Alaka Sahani (23 August 2009). "Sister Act". Indian Express. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
- Chandrima Pal (9 August 2015). "Manoj Pahwa and family on theatre, Bhisham Sahni and more". Mid Day. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
- "Sajid Khan says Darna Zaroori Hai". Sify.com. 11 August 2005. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
- "Soha's film gets no discount in Pataudi house". The Times Of India. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
- "Laughter on the cards!". The Tribune. 30 June 2002. Retrieved 24 June 2013.