Manoj was born in Uttar Pradesh, he has lived and worked in Dharavi since 1996. He is a carpenter with interests in design, model making and photography. He has been working with urbz since 2016. His models have been exhibited around the world in places such as Dr. Bhau Daji Lad City Museum in Mumbai, MAXXI in Rome, Arc en rêve centre d'architecture in Lille, France. One of his models is a permanent exhibit at the M+ Museum in Hongkong.
Manoj believes "kahi bhi jaaye humara model fail nahi ho sakta"