Manoj Tiwari | Srivideo
Born/Date of Birth: 1 February 1971
Place of Birth: Kabir Chaura, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political party: Bharatiya Janata party
Spouse(s): Rani Tiwari (m. 1999–2012; divorced)
Residence: New Delhi, India
Alma mater: Banaras Hindu University
Occupation: Actor,singer,director,television presenter,politician
Manoj Tiwari (born 1 February 1971) 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 . He was the head of the BJP organisation in Delhi when the party recorded a record victory in 2017 MCD elections . He was a contestant in Bigg Boss.
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. He hails from Atarwalia, a small village in Kaimur district of Bihar. Tiwari completed his M.P.Ed. degree from Banaras Hindu University.
Prior to his involvement in politics, he had spent years as a singer and an actor in the Bhojpuri film industry.
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. 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.
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." He lost to Yogi Adityanath.
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.
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.
Tiwari has supported Ramdev's hunger strike at the Ramlila Ground protests and protested the arrest of Anna Hazare.
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.
Tiwari is a divorcee. In 2011, he and his wife, Rani were involved in divorce proceedings, after eleven years of marriage. They have a daughter together.
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