Bob Manuel Udokwu is a renowned Nigerian actor, producer, director, a politician and a television personality. He was born on the 18th of April, 1970 in Enugu in south eastern Nigeria. He hails from Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Bob Manuel had his primary education in St. Peters Primary school and Hill Side Primary school both in Enugu State. He later went to Oraukwu Grammar School also in Enugu where he obtained the usual primary and secondary school certificates respectively. He later went to the University of Port Harcourt where he bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts in 1990 and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Lagos.
Bob Manuel acting career started in his University days and was subsequently elected President of the Nigerian University Theatre Arts Association in the University of Port Harcourt in 1989. He was also the co-ordinator of NYSC Drama Group in his mandatory service year in Oyo State, Nigeria in 1991.
He joined Nollywood in 1992 and had his debut movie “Living In Bondage”. It was the same movie that gave Nollywood wide recognition both locally and internationally as most Nigerians who hitherto had little or no regard for our local movies started having interest and watching our local movies. He again acted another hit romantic blockbuster movie “When the Sun Set”. He however rose to popularity in another blockbuster movie ‘Checkmate’, a movie that earned him an award at Thelma and Reel Awards for Best actor in a supporting role. He is a prolific Nollywood actor with over 100 movies to his credit.
Bob Manuel is married to Cassanda and the union is blessed with two beautiful children.