Manoj Tiwari

Manoj Tiwari (born 1 February 1971)[2] is an Indian politician, singer and actor serving as the 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 [3]. He was the head of the BJP organisation in Delhi when the party recorded a record victory in 2017 MCD elections .[4] He was a contestant in Bigg Boss.

Manoj Tiwari
President of Delhi state BJP
Assumed office
November, 2016
Preceded bySatish Upadhyay
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded byJ. P. Agarwal
ConstituencyNorth East Delhi
Personal details
Born (1971-02-01) 1 February 1971
Atarwalia, Bihar, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata party
Spouse(s)Rani Tiwari (m. 1999–2012; divorced)
ResidenceNew Delhi, India
Alma materBanaras Hindu University[1]
OccupationActor, singer, director, television presenter, politician

Early life

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.[2][5][6] He hails from Atarwalia, a small village in Kaimur district of Bihar.[7] Tiwari completed his M.P.Ed. degree from Banaras Hindu University.[2]


Prior to his involvement in cinema, he had spent years as a singer and an actor in the Bhojpuri film industry.[8]

In 2003, he took a role in the film Sasura Bada Paisawala, which was commercially successful and was widely hailed for reviving the Bhojpuri film industry.[9][10][11] He followed this with the successful films Daroga Babu I Love You and Bandhan Toote Na.[8]

The BBC reported in 2005 that Tiwari and Ravi Kishan were the biggest male stars in the flourishing Bhojpuri cinema market and that Tiwari charged around US$ 90,000 per film.[10]

In 2010, Tiwari was a contestant in the fourth season of reality television show Bigg Boss.[12]

Manoj Tiwari also sang "Jiya Ho Bihar Ke Lala Jiya Tu Haazar Sala" in Gangs of Wasseypur.[13]


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." [14] He lost to Yogi Adityanath.[15]

His house in Mumbai was allegedly attacked in November 2009 by an irate mob about remarks that they claimed he had made about Shiv Sena. Tiwari denied the allegations.[16]

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.[17]

Tiwari has supported Ramdev's hunger strike at the Ramlila Ground protests[18] and protested the arrest of Anna Hazare.[19]

He won the North East Delhi (Lok Sabha constituency) in the 2014 Indian general elections from BJP. He defeated Anand Kumar from AAP with a margin of 1,44,084 votes.

In 2019 general elections, Tiwari, a BJP candidate won against Indian National Congress candidate Sheila Dikshit in North East Delhi constituency of New Delhi by a margin of 3.63 lakh votes.[20][21]

Personal life

Tiwari is a divorcee.[2] In 2011, he and his wife, Rani were involved in divorce proceedings, after eleven years of marriage.[9] They have a daughter together.[2]



2010Bigg Boss 4ContestantColors TVEntered Day 1, Evicted Day 62
2012Bharat Ki Shaan: Singing Star (Season 2)HostDD National
2012Sur Sangram (Season 1 and 2)Host [22]
2013Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi KiContestantLife OKAlong with Sanaya Irani, Andy Kumar
2018Nehle Pe DehlaHost


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  2. "Members : Lok Sabha". Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  3. "Manoj Tiwari appointed chief of Delhi BJP". Hindustan Times. 30 November 2016.
  4. "Delhi MCD Election 2017 Results". 26 May 2017.
  5. "Biography". Manoj Tiwari Official Website. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  6. "My Neta Info".
  7. "Actor Manoj Tiwari to build temple for Tendulkar and Dhoni". Indian Express. 8 July 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  8. Raman, Anuradha (5 June 2005). "Bollywood's trying to read Bhojpuri". Indian Express. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  9. Jha, Giridhar (11 July 2011). "Manoj Tiwari appeals for help to persuade wife to drop divorce plan". India Today. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  10. Tewary, Amarnath (15 December 2005). "Move over Bollywood, here's Bhojpuri". BBC. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  11. "Bhojpuri cinema edges its way to success". The Hindu. IANS. 28 August 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  12. "Exclusive: Meet the Bigg Boss 4 contestants". Rediff. 2 October 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2010.
  13. Manoj Tewari croons for Anurag Kashyap
  14. "Bhojpuri actor Manoj Tiwari to contest LS polls from Gorakhpur". Zeenews. 7 January 2009. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  15. "Manoj Tiwari,Samajwadi party, Gorakhpur, UP, Key Contenders for India Election 2009".
  16. "Manoj Tiwari's residence attacked in Mumbai". The Times of India. PTI. 17 November 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  17. Singh, Varun (29 January 2011). "Manoj Tiwari sees saffron". Mid-Day. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  18. "Bhojpuri superstar Manoj Tiwari joins Ramdev's campaign against black money". The Hindu Business Line. PTI. 4 June 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
  19. Jha, Giridhar (16 August 2011). "Bhojpuri film stars rally round Anna; Nitish decries arrest as 'rehearsal of Emergency'". India Today.
  20. "Deve Gowda, Sheila Dikshit, Mehbooba: Saffron Wave Swept Away a Dozen Ex-CMs, 8 of Them From Cong". News18. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  21. "Buoyed after winning all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, BJP expresses confidence in wresting power from AAP in Assembly polls". Firstpost. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  22. "I am just doing my duty: Manoj Tiwari". Bhojpuria. 5 August 2009. Archived from the original on 19 September 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
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