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) and Jolly LLB (2013).
Early life and background
Manoj Pahwa was raised in a Punjabi family in Delhi. His father migrated to Punjab, India after Partition. He did his schooling from National Public School, Darya Ganj, New Delhi.
He is married to actress Seema Bhargava, his co-actor in ‘TV series, Hum Log, and lives in Versova, Mumbai along with their daughter Manukriti and son Mayank.
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.
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.