Kamlesh Sawant is an Indian actor who is well-known for playing cop roles 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, Tukaram Sawant, was a former sports secretary, and he served as a clerk in the Indian Railways. He has 3 elder sisters and one elder brother.
Wife & Children
Kamlesh is married to Sapna Sawant. Together, they have a daughter, Swara 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.
In 2007, he made his Marathi debut with the film Ek Krantiveer: Vasudev Balwant Phadke.
In 2011, Kamlesh played the role of a police inspector, Kamlesh Sawant, in the Hindi film Force, starring John Abraham.
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.
Later, he appeared in a few films Shaheed Bhai Kotwal (2020) as Gomaji Patil (Marathi), Sooryavanshi (2021) as Arnab Deshpande and Drishyam 2 (2022) as Laxmikant Gaitonde (Hindi), and Faas (2022) as Baliram (Marathi).
In 2002, Kamlesh played the role of Rastogi in the Hindi TV series CID
Kamlesh was awarded the Best Actor Award in the comedy genre for the Marathi film 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, in an interview, revealed that his father Tukaram Sawant wanted him to pursue a career in bodybuilding.
- 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 featuring his photograph.