Manoj Pahwa

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

Early life and background

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.

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]




1984-1985Hum LogTonyDD National
1995-2000ShantiGurujiDD National
1996-2000Just MohabbatIshwar ChopraSony TV
1997Sab Golmaal HaiBalwant
1999GudgudeeRaghu's mama (uncle)Zee TV
late 1990sSea HawksDon BhamraDD Metro
2001Office OfficeBhatiaSAB TV
2001Jaaneman JaanemanDD Metro
2002Ekka Begum Badshah[9]Ekka
2005LOC : Life out of controlGurpreet MalikStar One
2009Oh Darling Yeh Hai IndiaVishal ChachabraDD National
2015Dafaa 420Chand Nawab MohammadLife OK


  1. "Profile and Details of Manoj Pahwa". Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  2. "I have not done my best comic role yet: Manoj Pahwa".
  3. "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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