Jayant Gadekar is a Maharashtrian actor. He was born on April 24. He is originally from a small town called Chandrapur situated in Nagpur, Maharashtra. His father’s name is Bhagwan Rao Gadekar and mother’s name is Vimal Bhagwan Rao Gadekar. He has trained at reputed National School of Drama in
New Delhi in the year 2001. He holds a Bachelor of English Literature from the Nagpur University, Wardha. He does not adhere to any religion and believes that work in itself is worship. He is married to
Sonamoni Jayant Gadekar (Nee Dabhade) who was a fellow alumnus of National School of Drama.Jayant is a family-oriented man and is very loving and devoted to his wife.
He has one son, Yathaartha Gadekar. He has also appeared in TV commercials for Domino’s Pizza, OLX Orbit, Nokia, Mouthshut.com, and Munch. Jayant has made quite a lot of on-screen appearances with wife Sonamoni. Jayant has been a part of some prestigious film projects such as Raaghav Dhar’s
My Friend Pinto, Nishikant Kamat’s Force, Don – The Chase Begins Again by Farhaan Akhtar, Aakrosh by Priyadarshan, and Shyam Benegal’s Bose: The Forgotten Hero.
He has even worked in Tere Naam, Rahul Rawail’s
Buddha Mar Gaya, Ek Chaalis Ki Last Local by
Super Star by Rohit Jugraj. Jayant has had memorable roles in Ashwini Dheer’s
One Two Three, Hulla by Jaideep Verma, Priyadarshan’s Billu, Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani by Raj Kumar Santoshi, Shaheed Rajguru by Unmesh Kabre. His other projects are Leena Yadav’s
Teen Patti, Stayajeet Bhatkal’s Zokkomon, Madholal Keep Walking by Jai Tank, Kaminey,
Rowdy Rathore, and ABCD (Any Body Can Dance) by Prabhudeva.
He mostly plays the role of a cop or of that of a villain. He enjoys acting thoroughly and believes that if you truly have a passion for your job, work becomes fun. Jayant is very well-connected in the film industry and uses his fame and influence to promote the works of his friends and family. In Hindi TV shows he has appeared in the show Kismat on SonyTV as for Marathi TV shows, he is a recurring character as Vishal in Sanjeevani on DD Sahyadri.
Jayant also makes occasional appearances on Ghadlay Bighadlay aired by Zee Marathi, Daar Ughadana Gade telecast on Star Prawaah, Durwa and Lakshya on Star Prawaah. He has even acted in Marathi movies like Highway ek Selfie Aarpar against Shilpa Anaspure and as the villain Popat Rao in “Prime Time.” Jayant has also performed in stage plays and the most remarkable character he played was that of a woman at the Balgandharva Theater for the staging of the play “Ekach Pyala.” He currently resides in Mumbai and is associated to Yash Raj Films banner. Jayant is fluent in English, Hindi, and Marathi.
He recently appeared in an advertisement for Tata Motors acting along with
Akshay Kumar. He also runs his private YouTube channel where he posts witty, satirical, and humorous videos. Jayant is an adventure-loving person and is passionate about scuba diving; he also enjoys visiting National Parks and Reserves that make him feel closer to nature. Jayant feels that every negative character has a positive side and portrayal of a villain is even tougher than playing the hero because it involves having the audience dislike you.