Manoj Joshi is an India film and television actor. Joshi began his career in Marathi theatre, also putting up performances in Gujarati and Hindi theatre. He has also acted in over 60 films since 1998, many of his roles being comedic. His earliest well known serials include Chanakya, Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka, Rau (Marathi), Sangdil, Kabhi Souten Kabhi Saheli, Khichdi (Occasional), Mura Raska Mai La (Marathi). This was followed by film roles in Sarfarosh (SI Bajju) alongside his brother who played the well known Bala Thakur in the film. Joshi's break came as a comedian in the priyadarshan flick Hungama which was followed by Hulchul, Dhoom, Bhagam Bhag, Phir Hera Pheri, Chup Chup Ke, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, and Billo Barber. Manoj Joshi is also in the Star Plus series Gulaal. His father is Navneet Joshi, and his younger brother was late actor Rajesh Joshi (d. 1998). Manoj Joshi hails from Adapodara Village, Near from Himatnagar City, District Sabarkantha, Gujarat.