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Did you know Manoj Bajpayee's wife Shabana Raza was an actor before turning producer for Bhaiyyaji?

Manoj Bajpayee's wife Shabana Raza has re-entered the film industry as a producer for her husband's 100th film, 'Bhaiyya Ji'. 

Did you know Manoj Bajpayee's wife Shabana Raza was an actor before turning producer for Bhaiyyaji?
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Last Updated: 02.07 PM, May 26, 2024


Manoj Bajpayee's wife Shabana Raza made her Bollywood debut in 1988 with the film Kareeb co-starring Bobby Deol. She then went on to star in multiple films including Hogi Pyaari Ki Jeet with Ajay Devgn, Fiza, opposite Hrithik Roshan, and many more. Shabana is happily married to Manoj Bajpayee. The two dated for 8 years before getting married and have a daughter together. 

Recently, after quitting the film industry in 2009, the actress has made a comeback as a producer. Manoj Bajpayee's recently released film, Bhaiyya Ji, which is also his 100th film in the industry saw his wife as a producer. So let's go back in time and take a look back at her best on-screen performances. 

Shabana Raza's best on-screen performances

Hogi Pyaari Ki Jeet on ZEE5


Released in the year 1999, Hogi Pyaar Ki Jeet starred Ajay Devgn and Shabana Raza in the lead roles. The narrative of the film revolves around two brothers who reunite to fulfill the last wish of their dying father who was humiliated and murdered by Thakur. To seek revenge, they marry his two daughters. Directed by P Vasu, the film also starred Arshad Warsi in an important role. 

Fiza on Prime Video

Directed by Khalid Mohamed, Fiza was released in the year 2000. The film stars Shabana opposite Hrithik Roshan and is a romantic thriller. The film revolves around the story of a brother and sister. In the film, Fiza (Karisma Kapoor) tries to find her brother Amaan (Hrithik Roshan) who disappears during the 1993 Bombay riots. Years later when Aman returns home, he is haunted by the past and struggles to live a peaceful life.

Rahul on Prime Video

Meera (Shabana) and Akash (Jatin Garewal) are a married couple and have a son Rahul (Yash Pathak). However, when things don't work between the couple, they part ways but this turns traumatic for their son and the film takes you on an emotional ride. Directed by Prakash Jah, the film was released in 2001. 

Ehsaas: The Feeling on Disney+ Hostar

Ehsaas, directed by Mahesh Manjrekar stars Shabana with Suneil Shetty. The story of the film revolves around Ravi Nail (Shetty) who is a single parent to a boy child (Mayank Tandon). He turns into a strict father so he can teach his son manners and get him into athletics events. However, his way is not liked by Antara Pandit (Shabana) and her mom (Kirron Kher) and thus the story unfolds. The film was released in the year 2001. 

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