|Date of birth||5 May 1962|
|Origin||Mombasa, Coast Province, Kenya|
Manoj Sood was born in Mombasa, Kenya but grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Manoj entered the entertainment world in 1992 and has been working steadily ever since.
Manoj landed a supporting role in an American Movie of the Week after his very first audition. Up until then, his only acting experience had been from his acting classes. Manoj walked onto his first day of shooting as green as a person of color can be. When the camera operator said "speed", Manoj thought he was saying "speak" so he jumped right into saying his lines. The director then gave a very nervous Manoj his first on-set note: "Manoj they are saying "speed" not "speak" and you have to wait for the word "action" before you say your lines".
Since that day, Manoj has appeared in more than 50 Television and Feature Film productions. He has appeared on popular Television shows like "Da Vinci's Inquest", "Stephen King's Dead Zone", "Romeo!" and "Dead Like Me", as well as numerous others. Manoj has also acted in popular films such as Meltdown and Rat Race, Watchmen, and more recently a number of independent films including Fathers & Sons and Repeaters. Manoj has just finished filming the 6th and final season of the highly popular CBC TV series called "Little Mosque on the Prairie".
- Avid fly fisherman and fly tier since he was 10 years old.
- Immigrated to Canada in 1964 when he was 18 months old.
- Is a well known amateur astronomer, a hobby he has been passionately involved in since age 12.
- Quite Often plays Arab-Muslim characters, however Manoj himself is of East Indian Hindu descent.