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.
|Known for||The Kashmir Files |
Tu Majha Saangaati
Tu Tithe Me
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. 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. In 2017, Chimay Mandlekar was a part of Marathi TV Series Sakhya Re on Colors Marathi. 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. From September 2021, he wrote and produced Dyaneshwar Mauli for Sony Marathi under his production house Mulakshar Productions.
|†||Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2010||Tere Bin Laden||Usmaan||Hindi|||
|Krantiveer Rajguru||Shivaram Rajguru||Marathi|||
|Mokala Shwas||Ad & Filmmaker||Marathi|
|Hou De Jarasa Ushir||Sarjerao||Marathi|||
|Vijay Aso||Shankar Gawde||Marathi|||
|2014||Swami Public Ltd.||Siddharth||Marathi|||
|Pyaar Vali Love Story||Inspector Alam||Marathi|||
|2015||Lokmanya: Ek Yug Purush||Makarand||Marathi|||
|Mahanayak Vasant Tu||Vasantrao Naik||Marathi|||
|Bhavesh Joshi Superhero||Sunil Jadhav||Hindi|||
|2019||Mauli||Preacher in temple||Marathi|
|Smile Please||Guest appearance in song||Marathi|
|The Kashmir Files||Farooq Malik "Bitta"||Hindi|||
|2023||Gandhi Godse – Ek Yudh||Nathuram Godse||Hindi|||
|Aalay Mazya Rashila||Marathi|||
|Subhedar||Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj||Marathi|||
|Sajini Shinde Ka Viral Video||Inspector Ram Pawar||Hindi|
|2012–2014||Tu Tithe Me||Satyajit Mudholkar||Marathi|||
|2014–2018||Tu Majha Saangaati||Tukaram||Marathi|||
|2020–2021||Ek Thi Begum||Vikram Bhosale||Hindi|
|2020–2021||Crime Patrol||SI Rajesh Jadhav||Hindi|
|2023||Kaala Paani||Dr. Shashi Mahajan||Hindi|
|Sukhaanshi Bhandato Aamhi||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Kaapus Kondyaachi Goshta||Yes||Yes|
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