Chinmay Mandlekar (born 2 February 1979) is an Indian actor, writer and stage director, mostly active in the Marathi entertainment industry. He is known for his work in Zenda, Morya, Farzand (2018), Fatteshikast (2019), The Kashmir Files (2022) and Pawankhind (2022). He has also completed many episodes of a crime series (Crime Patrol) as SI Rajesh Jadhav. Chinmay has been praised as a brilliant actor in particular for his accurate depiction of Bitta Karate in the movie 'The Kashmir Files (2022) that accurately depicts the planned genocide of Kashmiri pandits. Bitta Karate is a dreaded terrorist and key person involved in the inhumane execution of many Kashmiri Hindus.

Chinmay Mandlekar
Mandlekar in the middle
Born (1979-02-02) 2 February 1979 (age 44)
Known forThe Kashmir Files
Tu Majha Saangaati
Tu Tithe Me
Neha Mandlekar
(m. 2009)

Biography edit

A graduate of the National School of Drama,[1] Mandlekar has written, directed or acted in successful plays such as Bechaki and Sukhanshi Bhandto Aamhi.[2][3]

In films, Mandlekar is active as an actor and a writer, having starred in Marathi movies like Zenda, Morya or Gajaar: Journey of the Soul. On the small screen, his role opposite Mrunal Dusanis in the hit TV serial Tu Tithe Me turned him into a household name in Maharashtra.[1][3] In 2017, he was part of Marathi film Halal, directed by Shivaji Lotan Patil and produced by Amol Kagne.

Mandlekar has also had supporting roles in Hindi movies, such as Tere Bin Laden and Shanghai. He is married and has 2 children, a daughter and a son.[3] In 2017, Chimay Mandlekar was a part of Marathi TV Series Sakhya Re on Colors Marathi.[4] He played the lead role of Saint Tukaram in Marathi serial Tu Maza Sangati. From 2020 to 2021, he wrote and produced Marathi series Chandra Aahe Sakshila that aired on Colors Marathi.[5] From September 2021, he wrote and produced Dyaneshwar Mauli for Sony Marathi under his production house Mulakshar Productions.

Filmography edit

Films edit

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Note
2009 Zenda Avinash Mohite Marathi
Jogwa Sakya Marathi
2010 Tere Bin Laden Usmaan Hindi [6]
Krantiveer Rajguru Shivaram Rajguru Marathi [7]
2011 Gajaar Parth Marathi [8]
Morya Sameer Marathi
2012 Shanghai SSP Chavan Hindi
Mokala Shwas Ad & Filmmaker Marathi
Hou De Jarasa Ushir Sarjerao Marathi [9]
Vijay Aso Shankar Gawde Marathi [10]
2013 Mokssh Parth Hindi [11]
2014 Swami Public Ltd. Siddharth Marathi [12]
Pyaar Vali Love Story Inspector Alam Marathi [13]
2015 Lokmanya: Ek Yug Purush Makarand Marathi [14]
Mahanayak Vasant Tu Vasantrao Naik Marathi [15]
2016 Ticha Umbartha Dinesh Marathi [16]
Reti Shankarya Marathi [17]
2017 Sameer Shaheed Hindi
Halal Maulana Marathi
2018 Farzand Chhatrapati

Shivaji Maharaj

Bhavesh Joshi Superhero Sunil Jadhav Hindi [18]
2019 Mauli Preacher in temple Marathi
Perfume Mehak's brother Marathi
Smile Please Guest appearance in song Marathi
Hirkani Marathi
Fatteshikast Chhatrapati

Shivaji Maharaj

2022 Pawankhind Marathi [19][20]
Sher Shivraj Marathi [21]
The Kashmir Files Farooq Malik "Bitta" Hindi [22]
2023 Gandhi Godse – Ek Yudh Nathuram Godse Hindi [23]
Aalay Mazya Rashila Marathi [24]
Subhedar Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Marathi [25]
Sajini Shinde Ka Viral Video Inspector Ram Pawar Hindi

Television edit

Year Title Role Language References/Note
2005 Vadalvaat Episodic role Marathi
2007 Asambhav Abhimaan Marathi
2009 Agnihotra Sharu Band Marathi
2012–2014 Tu Tithe Me Satyajit Mudholkar Marathi [26]
2014–2018 Tu Majha Saangaati Tukaram Marathi [27]
2020–2021 Ek Thi Begum Vikram Bhosale Hindi
2020–2021 Crime Patrol SI Rajesh Jadhav Hindi
2023 Kaala Paani Dr. Shashi Mahajan Hindi

Plays edit

Title Writer Director Actor
Sukhaanshi Bhandato Aamhi Yes Yes Yes
Samudra Yes
Magna Talyaakaathi Yes
Bechki Yes Yes Yes
Albatya Galbatya Yes
Vacuum Cleaner Yes Yes
Kaapus Kondyaachi Goshta Yes Yes
Ghaalib Yes Yes

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Chinmay Mandlekar raises the bar in 'Tu Tithe Mi'". 19 April 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Chinmay takes up direction after a span of five years". 12 December 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "I can't picture myself as a reality show participant: Chinmay Mandlekar". 14 July 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Rohini Hattangadi back on TV as Masasaheb - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Exclusive: Along with powerful storyline, characters should also be strong to take your story ahead, says actor/ Writer Chinmay Mandlekar - Times of India". The Times of India.
  6. ^ Adarsh, Taran (16 July 2010). "Tere Bin Laden". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 20 April 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  7. ^ Nivas, Namita (14 October 2010). "Film on freedom fighter Krantiveer Rajguru". The Indian Express. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  8. ^ Chettiar, Blessy (6 May 2011). "Review: 'Gajar' is an emotional journey of the devout". DNA India. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  9. ^ Nalawade, Shalaka (20 January 2013). "Hou De Jarasa Ushir review: Take a break for this one..." Sakal Times. Archived from the original on 5 January 2017. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Vijay Aso Movie Review". The Times of India. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Mokssh Movie Review". The Times of India. 27 December 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  12. ^ Bhanage, Mihir (29 November 2014). "Swami Public Ltd Movie Review". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  13. ^ Redkar, Surabhi (24 October 2014). "Pyaar Vali Love Story Review". Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  14. ^ Bhanage, Mihir (2 January 2015). "Lokmanya - Ek Yugpurush Movie Review". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  15. ^ Bhanage, Mihir (30 November 2015). "Mahanayak Vasant Tu Movie Review". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  16. ^ Matkari, Ganesh (27 February 2016). "Film review: Ticha Umbartha". Pune Mirror. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  17. ^ "Reti (2016) - Marathi Movie". 19 March 2016.
  18. ^ "Chinmay's directorial debut to go on floors mid 2018". Hindustan Times. 16 December 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  19. ^ Satphale, Anup (15 June 2020). "Director Digpal Lanjekar begins post production work of 'Jung Jauhar' in Pune". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  20. ^ "जंगजौहर चित्रपटाचे नामांतर पावनखिंड -Pawan Khind - New Marathi Movie - Jungjauhar - Digpal Lanjekar". Lokmat. 2 March 2021. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  21. ^ "Chinmay Mandlekar looks fierce in his first look from Digpal Lanjekar's 'Sher Shivraj' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  22. ^ "The Kashmir Files Actor Chinmay Mandlekar on Playing Farooq Malik Bitta: 'It Was Unsettling But Reality Was Much More Brutal' | Exclusive". News18. 16 March 2022. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  23. ^ "Gandhi Godse Ek Yudh Trailer, Release Date, Cast, Box Office Collection". 3 January 2023. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  24. ^ Borade, Aarti Vilas. "Alka Kubal: 'आलंय माझ्या राशीला'मध्ये अल्का कुबल-चिन्मय मांडलेकर दिसणार एकत्र, टीझर प्रदर्शित". Hindustan Times Marathi (in Marathi). Retrieved 18 May 2023.
  25. ^ "पराक्रमाच्या जखमांवर महाराजांनी फिरवला मायेचा हात; 'सुभेदार'ने आणले डोळ्यात पाणी". Maharashtra Times (in Marathi). Retrieved 21 June 2023.
  26. ^ "Chinmay takes a break after 11 years - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  27. ^ Editorial, M. M. W. "Chinmay Mandlekar Actor Tu Majha Sangati Image |". Retrieved 11 March 2022.

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