Bob Manuel Udokwu is a veteran Nollywood actor, director, producer and a politician. He was born on 18th April, 1970 in Enugu in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is currently 47 years old. He is originally from Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. He is from the same town with literary legend Chinue Achebe. He is currently married to Cassandra and the couple is blessed with two kids.
He attended St. Peters Primary School and Hill Side Primary in Enugu for his primary education. After which he went to Oraukwu Grammar School in Enugu for his secondary education. After his primary and secondary school education, Bob Manuel Udokwu got admission into University of Port Harcourt, River State, Nigeria in 1986 to study Theatre Arts.
In 1990 Bob Manuel graduated from University of Port Harcourt with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts. While in school he was the National President of the Nigerian University Theatre Arts Association in University of Port Harcourt in 1989 and the coordinator of NYSC drama club during his service year in Oyo State, Nigeria in 1991. Bob Manuel Udokwu holds a Masters Degree in International Relation from University of Lagos.
In 1992 Bob Manuel joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) and acted in his first movie “Living in Bondage” the movie that made Nollywood a household name and in 1995 he acted in his second movie, a romantic thriller titled “When the Sun Set”.
In 2004 he rose to fame after acting in the blockbuster movie “Checkmate” the movie won him an award at THEMA and REEL awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
He has acted in more than 100 Nollywood movies which include Living in Bondage, The Key for Happiness, Black Maria, Heaven After Hell, A Time to Love, Cover Up, Endless Tears, Naked Sin, My Time, Evil Genius, Blood Brothers, Risky Affair, One Dollar, Apology, Beyond the Alter, etc.
In 2004 he received the Nigerian Film Makers Role Model awards, THEMA awards and REEL awards for Best Actor in Nigeria and Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria.
Bob Manuel Udokwu is currently the host of the Gulder Ultimate Reality Show. In 2013 he was nominated for Best Actor in a supporting role at the Nollywood Movies Awards for his role in Adesuwa.
In 2014, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards as Best Male Actor in Nigeria and Best Lead Actor in Nigeria.
Bob Manuel Udokwu has won so many African Movie Academy Awards such as Best Actor in Nigeria and Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the African Movie Academy Awards.
Bob Manuel Udokwu is currently one of the richest and most influential actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $7 million.