‘Family Man’ actor, Manoj Bajpayee is all over the news for his prolific performance in season 2 of the show. However, the personal life and family of the actor are not part of the limelight often. Recently, his wife Shabana Raza said she was forced to change her name before entering Bollywood.
Shabana had said in an interview with Rediff in 2008, “I was never Neha. I was always Shabana. I was forced into changing my name too. My parents proudly named me Shabana. There was no need to change it, but nobody listened to me. I have matured a lot since I entered the industry. I was very apprehensive about everything before but I understand better now”. Then, in Sanjay Gupta’s ‘Alibaug’, she carried forward her original name. The actress says that it was the best experience of her life. However, when film offers started depleting, she revealed she was content remaining just the wife of Manoj Bajpayee.
Shabana Raza made her debut with Kareeb in 1998. She met her husband soon after that. The couple tied the knot in 2006. Her last film was ‘Acid Factory’ in 2009.