The cute child actor who played Kush in Uttar Ramayana way back in 1989, and found fame as young Krishna in Krishna, has since come a long way to become one of Marathi cinema’s most bankable stars. Swwapnil Joshi has been the face of some of the most popular Marathi entertainers, both on TV and the silver screen, and is currently the host of Kon Hoeel Marathi Crorepati.
On his birthday, we chronicle some milestones from his continuing journey to stardom:
1. He started his career at age 9, playing Kush in Ramanand Sagar’s Uttar Ramayana.
2. He shot to popularity as the serene Krishna in 1993.
3. His first film role was in the Nana Patekar-starrer Ghulam-e-Mustafa in 1997.
4. He later appeared in various roles in television shows like Hudd Kar Dii, Kehta Hai Dil, as well as films like Dil Vil Pyar Vyar and Aamhi Satpute.
5. After a fairly long stint in comedy, he hit Marathi cinema stardom with Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai in 2010.
The widely acclaimed Satish Rajwade flick had Joshi playing the quintessential Pune guy, the potential love interest for Mukta Barve’s “Mumbai”.
6. The hit duo then recreated the magic on telly with Eka Lagnachi Dusri Goshta, one of Marathi TV’s best-received shows.
Everything about the show, including Swwapnil Joshi as Ghanashyam “Ghana” Kale, was flawless!
7. Swwapnil Joshi has since been part of many successful projects like Duniyadari and Mitwaa on celluloid, and Comedy Circus, Papad Pol - Shahabuddin Rathod Ki Rangeen Duniya, and Eka Peksha Ek on television.
8. The immensely successful actor with a wide range of roles in his repertoire has now stepped into veteran actor Sachin Khedekar’s impressive shoes, to host Kon Hoeel Marathi Crorepati, the Marathi version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Says a lot, doesn’t it?
We wish the superstar a great year ahead!
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