Kamlesh Sawant is an Indian actor who primarily appears in Hindi and Marathi films. He gained recognition for playing the role of a police inspector, Laxmikant Gaitonde, in the Hindi film Drishyam in 2015.
Kamlesh Tukaram Sawant was born on Wednesday, 12 June 1974 (age 48 years; as of 2022) in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. His zodiac sign is Gemini. Kamlesh completed his schooling at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Vidyalaya, Mumbai. He pursued his graduation at Bhavan’s College in Mumbai.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Weight (approx.): 80 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Kamlesh’s father’s name is Tukaram Sawant.
Wife & Children
Kamlesh is married to Sapna Sawant. Together, they have a daughter, Swara Sawant.
Kamlesh Sawant with his daughter, Swara Sawant, and wife, Sapna Sawant
Kamlesh belongs to the Maratha caste.
In 2004, Kamlesh made his acting debut with the Hindi film Khakee in which he played the role of a police constable, Kamlesh Sawant, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar.
Kamlesh Sawant in a still from his debut Hindi film Khakee (2004)
In 2007, he made his Marathi debut with the film Ek Krantiveer: Vasudev Balwant Phadke.
Kamlesh Sawant in a still from his debut Marathi film Ek Krantiveer Vasudev Balwant Phadke (2007)
In 2011, Kamlesh played the role of a police inspector, Kamlesh Sawant, in the Hindi film Force, starring John Abraham.
Kamlesh Sawant (second from left) in a still from the Hindi film Force (2011)
In 2015, he appeared in the Marathi film Daagdi Chaawl as Kale. In the same year, Kamlesh gained fame in the Hindi film industry for playing the role of a police inspector, Laxmikant Gaitonde, in the film Drishyam, starring Ajay Devgan and Tabu.
Kamlesh Sawant (right) as Laxmikant Gaitonde in a still from the Hindi film Drishyam (2015)
Later, he appeared in a few films Shaheed Bhai Kotwal (2020) (Marathi) as Gomaji Patil, Sooryavanshi (2021) as Arnab Deshpande and Drishyam 2 (2022) as Laxmikant Gaitonde (Hindi).
In 2002, Kamlesh played the role of Rastogi in the Hindi TV series CID on Sony TV. In 2011, he appeared in the Marathi TV show Lakshya in which he played the role of a hawaldar, Maruti Jagdale, on Star Pravah.
Kamlesh Sawant as Maruti Jagdale in a still from the Marathi TV show Lakshya (2011) on Star Pravah
In 2016, Kamlesh appeared as Ranjit Shinde in the Marathi television show Nakushi – Tarihi Havihavishi on Star Pravah. In 2022, he played the role of Ramesh in the Marathi TV show Vaastu Rahasya.
Poster of the Marathi TV show Vaastu Rahasya (2022)
Kamlesh was awarded the Best Actor Award in the comedy genre for the Marathi movie Zhalla Bobhata at the Maharashtra State Film Awards in 2017.
- In an interview, Kamlesh revealed that after the release of the Hindi film Drishyam in 2015, he received offensive phone calls and abusive text messages from random people, for playing the role of a ruthless police inspector, Laxmikant Gaitonde.
- Kamlesh has mostly appeared in a cop role in most of his Marathi and Hindi films.
- While celebrating the occasion of World Postal Day, on 12 October 2021, Kamlesh was felicitated by the Mumbai East Postal Department for his contribution to the film industry with a postal stamp feautring his photograph.