Actor, Director, Writer, Producer
Manoj Tiwari is a politician, singer and actor from Bihar, India. He contested the 2009 national elections for the Samajwadi Party and won the North East Delhi (Lok Sabha constituency) in the 2014 Indian general elections as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate. He was head of the BJP organisation in Delhi when the party recorded a record victory in local elections in 2017.Prior to his involvement in cinema, he had spent years as a singer in the Bhojpuri film industry.In 2003, he took a role in the film Sasura Bada Paisawala, which was commericially succesful and was widely hailed for reviving the Bhojpuri film industry. He followed this with the successful films Daroga Babu I Love You and Bandhan Toote Na.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.In 2010, Tiwari was a contestant in the fourth season of reality television show Bigg Boss.Manoj Tiwari also sang Jiya Ho Bihar Ke Lala Jiya Tu Haazar Sala in Gangs of Wasseypur.
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