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Swwapnil Joshi
Swapnil Joshi at the trailer launch of MPM 2.JPG
Swapnil Joshi at the trailer launch of MPM 2
Born
Swapnil Joshi

NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)
  • Aparna Joshi
    (m. 2005; div. 2009)
  • Leena Aradhye
    (m. 2011)
Children2

Swwapnil Joshi is an Indian film and television actor, in Hindi and Marathi languages. He is one of the most well known faces in Marathi film industry.

One of his earliest roles was in the Ramanand Sagar show Krishna when he was a teenager. He has done some of the most successful series in television such as Eka Lagnachi Dusri Goshta as well as films like Duniyadari, Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai casting him as the lead actor. He has done a lot of comedy shows like Comedy Circus and Papad Pol – Shahabuddin Rathod Ki Rangeen Duniya in Hindi industry. Swwapnil owns a wrestling team named 'Vidarbhache Wagh' in Zee Maharashtra Kusti Dangal. [1]

Career[edit]

At the age of nine, Joshi started his acting career with Ramanand Sagar’s mythological show Uttar Ramayana, where he played the role of young Kusha. In 1993, he was offered the role of young Krishna in another Ramanand Sagar’s mythological show named Krishna. Later, Joshi took a break from acting and made a comeback as a youth actor with Sanjeev Bhattacharya’s show Campus. He then continued working in Hindi shows like Hudd Kar Di, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar, Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand, Hare Kkaanch Ki Choodiyaan to name a few. In 1997, he played the role of Inder in Zee TV’s popular show Amanat. Then, he played the role of Dhruv, a parallel lead in the serial Kehta Hai Dil. In 1997, he first played the supporting role of Vikram Dixit in the film Ghulam-E-Mustafa, starring Nana Patekar and Raveena Tandon.

He also portrayed the role of Dr. Prakash in the popular show Bhabhi. He played the role of Arjun, Supriya Pilgaonkar's youngest son in the show Kadvee Khatee Meethi, which was a sequel of super-hit comedy show Tu Tu Main Main. He also hosted the kid’s talent show named Chota Packet Bada Dhamaka. In 2008, he participated on Sony TV’s show Mr. & Ms. TV, which was judged by Madhur Bhandarkar and Sonali Bendre. He won the show along with actress Purvi Joshi. His first Marathi film was Manini, where he played the lead role of Deepak Rajyadhakshya. In 2008, he acted in the multi-starrer film Checkmate.

He played the role of Chingya in the comedy film Amhi Satpute. He then played the lead character of Yash in the Marathi series Adhuri Ek Kahani opposite Kishori Godbole. He also acted in the comedy show Tere Gharchya Samor. He played the role of Pratap in the shoe Ardhangini. He then played a small role in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!. In 2010, he played the lead role of a boy from Pune in the average romantic film Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai opposite Mukta Barve. His chemistry with Barve in the film was unnecessarily compared to that of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. He also played the lead role of Yash Kumar in the Hindi film The Life Zindagi in 2011.

Joshi then turned his attention towards comedy shows and participated in the first season of Comedy Circus. He was paired with V.I.P and the duo was declared as runner's up of the show. Later, he was the contestant of various seasons of Comedy Circus like Comedy Circus-Chinchpokli To China, Comedy Circus- 20-20, Comedy Circus Ke Superstars, Comedy Circus Ke Tansen and more. In the eighth season of the show named Comedy Circus- Maha Sangram, he became victorious along with his partner VIP. Joshi also hosted the comedy show Ladies Special on Zee TV. He also played a small role in Sab TV’s comedy show Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo. He played the role of Sameer on DD National’s show Bajega Band Baaja, which was followed by Sab TV's Papad Pol – Shahabuddin Rathod Ki Rangeen Duniya, where he played the role of Vinaychand. In both the series, he was paired with Ami Trivedi.

In 2012, he played the lead role of Sachin on Sab TV’s comedy show Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai. In the same year anchored the dance reality show Eka Peksha Ek that aired on Zee Marathi. In 2011, he played an episodic role of Siddhanth, a city boy who is married to a village bell, Gauri (played by Mukta Barve) in the show Madhu Ethe Ani Chandra Tithe. Later, he judged the comedy reality show Fu Bai Fu and played the role of Ghanashyam Kale in the show Eka Lagnachi Dusri Goshta opposite Mukta Barve on Zee Marathi. He has also had his own Radio show named The Swapnil Joshi Show on Red FM 93.5. In 2013, he portrayed the role of Shreyas Talvalkar opposite Sai Tamhankar in Duniyadari. In the same year, he was once again paired opposite Mukta Barve in the film Mangalashtak Once More where he played Satyajit Pathak.

In 2014, Joshi was seen opposite Sai Tamhankar once again in Sanjay Jadhav’s film Pyaar Vali Love Story, which upon the release took good opening and was a hit at the box office . In 2014, Joshi also hosted a talk show Dhabal-Ek Timepass on Star Pravah. In 2015, his first appearance was in the film Mitwaa as Shivam Sarang alongside Sonalee Kulkarni and Prarthana Behere.Mitwaa opened to great response at the box office and was declared “super hit”. His next release was opposite Amruta Khanvilkar, Welcome Zindagi where he played Anand Prabhu. He next featured in Sanjay Jadhav's Tu Hi Re opposite Sai Tamhankar and Tejaswini Pandit. His final release of the year was Satish Rajwade's Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai 2, sequel of Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai opposite Mukta Barve where he played Gautam Pradhan. In 2016, his initial appearance was in R.Madhesh's film, Friends opposite Gauri Nalawde and alongside Sachit Patil.

He later starred in a film Laal Ishq produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and directed by Swapna Waghmare Joshi. It also stars Anjana Sukhani for first time in Marathi films. It released on 27 May. He is also starring in a film Fugay along with Subodh Bhave and directed by Swapna Waghmare Joshi. He is also rumored to star in a film produced by Shahrukh Khan and Rohit Shetty and directed by Sanjay Jadhav. He has done a family film Fugay with his brother Subodh Bhave. A change in it is that they have exchanged their surnames Subodh Joshi and Swapnil Bhave. He is also starred in the Marathi film Bhikari directed by Ganesh Acharya.

In March 2018, Swapnil Joshi hosted a reality quiz show titled Superstar Swapnil Joshi Fan Quiz, in which the finalists were Chintamani Dixit, Madhura Phadnis and Mangesh Puranik. Puranik won the quiz contest and won the chance to dine with Swapnil Josh in a five-star hotel.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Ref(s)
1997 Ghulam-E-Mustafa Vikram Dixit [2]
1999 Dil Vil Pyar Vyar Anil [2]
2003 Manini Deepak Rajyadhakshya [2]
2008 Checkmate [2]
2008 Target Swapnil [2]
2008 Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! Small role
2009 Amhi Satpute Chingya [3]
2010 Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai Pune [2]
2011 The Life Zindagi Yash 'Nadan' K. Kumar [2]
2013 Duniyadari Shreyas Talvalkar [4]
2013 Govinda Rajan Mayekar
2013 Mangalashtak Once More Satyajit [5]
2014 Por Bazaar Special Appearance
2014 Pyaar Vali Love Story Amar [6]
2015 Mitwaa Shivam Sarang [7]
2015 2 Premi Premache [8]
2015 Welcome Zindagi Anand Prabhu [9]
2015 Tu Hi Re Siddharth [10]
2015 Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai 2 Gautam Pradhan [11]
2016 Friends Neil [12]
2016 Laal Ishq Yash Patwardhan
2017 Fugay Aditya
2017 Bhikari Samrat Jaikar
2017 Ranangan
2018 Mumbai Pune Mumbai 3 Gautam Pradhan

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Ref(s)
1989 Luv Kush Kush [13]
1993 Krishna Krishna [13]
1997–2002 Amanat Inder [2]
1998–1999 Dil Vil Pyar Vyar Anil [2]
1999–2000 Hudd Kar Di Neeraj Dhanwa [2]
2000–03 Kehta Hai Dil Dhruv [2]
2002–03 Bhabhi Dr. Prakash [2]
2001–05 Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand Samarjeet Kent [2]
2004 Tere Gharchya Samor [2]
2004–06 Adhuri Ek Kahani Yash Patwardhan [2]
2005 Hare Kkaanch Ki Choodiyaan Sunny [2]
2006 Kadvee Khattee Meethi Arjun [2]
2007 Comedy Circus 1 Contestant
2008 Comedy Circus 2 Contestant
2008 Mr. & Ms. TV Contestant [14]
2008 Comedy Circus Kaante Ki Takkar Contestant
2008 Comedy Circus 20 – 20 Contestant
2008–09 Chota Packet Bada Dhamaka Host
2008 Ardhangini Pratap [2]
2009 Ladies Special Host
2009 Comedy Circus – Chinchpokli To China Contestant
2009 Navat Kay Aahe Host [2]
2010 Comedy Circus Dekh India Dekh Contestant
2010 Comedy Circus Maha Sangram Contestant
2009 Ghar Ki Baat Hai Kapil Kumar [2]
2009–10 Bajega Band Baaja Sameer [2]
2009–12 Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo Bhavesh Bhavsar [2]
2010–11 Papad Pol – Shahabuddin Rathod Ki Rangeen Duniya Vinay Chand Parikh [15]
2010 Comedy Circus Ke Superstars Contestant
2011 Madhu Ethe Ani Chandra Tithe Siddhanth [16]
2011 Comedy Circus Ke Tansen Contestant
2011 Eka Peksha Ek Host [17]
2012 Fu Bai Fu Judge [2]
2012 Eka Lagnachi Dusri Goshta Ghanashyam Kale [18]
2012 Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai Sachin [19]
2014 Dhabal Ek Timepass Host [20]
2016 Kon Hoeel Marathi Crorepati Host [21]

Brand endorsements[edit]

Theatre[edit]

Radio[edit]

  • The Swapnil Joshi Show as RJ

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Pooja Kulkarni (7 November 2013). "The music is the USP of 'Mangalashtak Once More'". The Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
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  12. ^ "स्वप्नील-सचितची 'फ्रेण्डशीप'". Loksatta. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
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  14. ^ "Mr. and Ms. TV – TV actor Swapnil Joshi dances – Navbharat Times Photodhamal". Navbharattimes. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  15. ^ "'I'm finally back to playing a man'". Rediff.com. 28 June 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  16. ^ "Madhu Ethe Ani Chandra Tithe – Episode 32". YouTube. 4 February 2013.
  17. ^ Pooja Kulkarni. "Marathi actors alter their names for success". The Times of India. TNN. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  18. ^ "'स्वप्निल-मुक्ता' पुन्हा एकत्र !". 24taas.com. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  19. ^ "Swapnil Joshi plays cupid in SAB TV's Golmaal Hai Bhai Sab Golmaal Hai". The Times of India. TNN. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  20. ^ "Star Pravah invites viewers to its Dhabal". Indiantelevision.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  21. ^ "Swwapnil Joshi to host Kon Hoeel Marathi Crorepati – Times of India". Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  22. ^ "Being at ease". June 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2015.

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