I was very descent and good as a student. My parents had strictly instructed me to pay attention on my studies along with my acting. If results go bad then there would be stop to acting, this was the condition applied on me. Things really went well with my studies and acting, I thank god for this. I had this motivation that if my studies go well that definitely acting will be in process. This kept my morale always high.
Start of Acting Career :
I started TV career at the age of eight, when Ramanand Sagar offered me the role of young Kusha in the mythological TV series, Uttar Ramayana (1986), a sequel to Ramayana. It was a weekly episode which ran approximately one year. When I was sixteen I got the opportunity to work in the next serial “Krishna” which actually made me immensely popular all over India. People still remember me as Krishna and like me.
The big breakthrough in my career came when he turned to stand-up comedy, looking for new acting directions. Making a joke is easy, but working it out in front of hundreds and thousands of people on national television is not a matter of joke. I performed as a Stand-up comedy show `Comedy Circus` (Season 1) along with comedian, V.I.P. I acted in number of Marathi and Hindi serials. I was a judge in the show Fu Bai Fu, on Zee Marathi channel.
Some of the hits of Swapnil Joshi are Manini, Checkmate,Target, Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai, Mangalashtak Once more, Duniyadari, Mitwaa and many more to come. He is simultaneously working on serials also.
Swapnil married a Leena Aradhye, dentist by profession on 16 December 2011 in a private ceremony, at the Taj Hotel in Aurangabad. Swapnil’s Parents are retired Bank Employees. He was born and bought up in Mumbai and did his schooling from Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Parsee Charitable Institution, Charni Road, and later completed his graduation in commerce from Sydenham College (University of Mumbai), in Mumbai. He is also a qualified lawyer.
- My Message to audiences ?
Ans. Giving continuous four hit films is really a big thing for any actor so do I do. Audiences has really appreciated my films and I am really grateful for that. Do keep watching and loving me. Please watch the stars on the big screens of theatre, please don’t promote piracy by watching them on your computers and T.V sets. Actors are really working hard so respect them and watch them on big screens.
- Is there any hidden secret desire that is still pending ?
Ans. I really feel that I need to start playing sports…any sports will do. I love playing Squash, Sports is the only form of where you get the spirit of falling and getting back again on track with a win-win attitude. Haar kar jitna sikhata hai woh sports hai…. I only have one regret in my life that I’ve not played sports.
- If not acting, then what would you have chosen as a career?
Ans. No, I have never believed in Plan B. I always wanted to be an actor, there was no other career I wanted to go for. Acting was always my passion and I always say agar Swapnil Joshi agar actor nahi hota toh mar jaata….My passion and ambition gave me the way to come here today, where I am.
- How was your experience working with Comedy Circus ?
Ans. It was totally a different experience and pleasure working with the stand up comedians like V.I.P, Ali Asgar, Kapil Sharma, Krushna, Sudeshji, and Shakil. Laughter is a part and parcel of life; it goes on as you breathe every day, every second. I never thought that I would be successful as a comedian and I really did well as a comedian. I really thank the team for giving me the opportunity and showing confidence towards me.
- What is the scope of Marathi movies in the coming years ?
Ans. Marathi movies have a really done well in the past few years and definitely has a good future, Marathi movies are really growing drastically and authorities have strictly mentioned that every theatre need to run Marathi movies compulsorily, this has been really a great news for Marathi cinema.
- You have been very successful in your last movies, whom would you like to give the credit for your success ?
Ans. I am thankful to the entire unit of the teams involved with the movies right from spotboy, co-stars and producers. I strongly believe every single person involved with the project adds to the success.
- What are your upcoming ventures ?
Ans. “Welcome” which produced by Sanjay Walia and Director is Umesh Gadgil. My co-star is Amrita Khanvilkar for the film. Another most awaited film I am doing is the sequel of Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai which would be released on 12th November this year.
- Any message to our readers ?
Ans. Love all or perish. There is no alternative to love. Ya toh sabse pyaar karo or else fanaah ho jaayo. This should be the motto of life which will make live life easy and simple.