Prashant Damle is an Indian actor, producer, and comedian. He is well-known for working in the Marathi TV and film industries. He has worked in many Marathi theatrical productions. In 2023, he appeared in Jio Cinema’s Marathi web series ‘Eka Kaleche Mani.’
Prashant Damle was born on Wednesday, 5 April 1961 (age 62 years; as of 2023) in Mumbai. His zodiac sign is Aries. He went to Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya in Mumbai. Later, he studied at the University of Mumbai. He used to participate in stage performances held at his school and college. While studying at his college, he was offered to act in a Marathi play titled ‘Tur Tur.’ Acting in that play turned out to be a breakthrough role for him, and he began to receive acting offers to work in the commercial Marathi theatre.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about his parents and siblings.
Wife & Children
He is married to Gauri Prashant Damle.
The couple has two daughters named Chandana Damle Joshi and Kankana Damle Dsouza.
He began acting in theatre when he was 17 years old. After his debut in the Marathi theatre industry with the theatre play ‘Tur Tur,’ he played the role of a college student in a comedy play titled ‘Moruchi Mavshi.’ During his struggling days, he was offered a lead role by Sudhir Bhat, founder of Suyog Productions, in his comedy-drama play ‘Bramhachari.’ He has worked in many notable Marathi theatre plays including ‘Gela Madhav Kunikade’ (1993), ‘Lekure Udand Jhali’ (1995), ‘Priyatama’ (1996), ‘Eka Lagnachi Pudhchi Goshta’ (1999), ‘Amhi Doghe Raja Rani’ (2003), and ‘Olakh Na Palakh’ (2008).
On 6 November 2022, his performance in ‘Eka Lagnachi Pudhchi Goshta’ marked a significant milestone in his theatre career, as it was his 12,500th show, setting a record in the industry.
In 1986, he debuted in the Marathi film industry with the Marathi film ‘Pudhcha Paaul’ in which he played the role of Ramu.
In 1989, he played the role of Abhay Mangalkar in the film ‘Atmavishwas.’ He appeared as Ajay Sarpotdar in the 1991 comedy-drama film ‘Aayatya Gharat Gharoba.’ In 1993, he was cast in the Marathi comedy-drama film ‘Savat Mazi Ladki’ in which played the role of an assistant anaesthetist with a great sense of humour named Dr Dinesh Kirtikar. He appeared as Shekhar Pradhan in the popular Marathi film ‘Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai 2’ released in 2015. He has appeared in more than 40 Marathi feature films.
In 1990, he appeared in a lead role in DD Sahyadri’s mini-series titled ‘Bhikaji Rao Crorepati.’
He is known for his performance in the popular Marathi TV show ‘Aamchya Sarkhe Aamhich,’ which aired on Zee Marathi. In 2014, she appeared in Sony SAB’s Hindi comedy TV series titled ‘Chandrakant Chiplunkar Seedi Bambawala.’ Some other Marathi TV shows in which he was featured include ‘Ek Rupayachi Paij,’ ‘Be Dune Paach,’ and ‘Kay Pahilas Majhyat.’
He has also appeared in many reality TV shows including ‘Aamhi Saare Khavayye’ (2007) on Zee Marathi, ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ Season 11 (2012) on Zee Marathi, ‘Singing Star’ (2020) on Sony Marathi, and ‘Kitchen Kallakar’ (2021) on Zee Marathi.
In 2023, he made his web series debut with Jio Cinema’s ‘Eka Kaleche Mani.’ In the web series, he played the lead role of a man, who has a habit of forgetting things.
Awards & Achievements
- 1993: Best Actor Award for the Marathi stage play ‘Gela Madhav Kunikade’ by the Natya Nirmata Sangh
- 1993: Best Actor Award for the stage play ‘Gela Madhav Kunikade’ at the Natydarpan Awards
- 1993: Best Actor Award for the stage play ‘Gela Madhav Kunikade’ at the Maharashtra State Awards
- 1993: Best Actor in a Supporting Role Award for the Marathi film ‘Sawat Majhi Ladki’ at the Maharashtra State Awards
- 1995: Best Singer/Actor for the play ‘Lekure Udand Jhali’ by Kalnirnay and Akhil Bhartiya Natya Parishad
- 1995: Best Actor Award for the play ‘Lekure Udand Jhali’ by Maharashtra State Award
- 1995: Best Actor Award for the play ‘Lekure Udand Jhali’ at the Critics Awards
- 1996: Record Breaker Actor Award by Prabhat Channel
- 1996: Best Actor Award for the Marathi play ‘Priyatama’
- 1999: Best Actor Award for the Marathi play ‘Eka Lagnachi Pudhchi Goshta’ by Natya Nirmata Sangh
- 1999: ALFA Gaurav Puraskar for Best Actor for the play ‘Eka Lagnachi Pudhchi Goshta’
- 1999: Best Actor Award for the play ‘Eka Lagnachi Pudhchi Goshta’ by Akhil Bhartiya Natya Parishad
- 1999: Best Actor Award for the play ‘Eka Lagnachi Pudhchi Goshta’ by Maharashtra State Award
- 2003: Kalaranjan Puraskar for Best Actor for the play ‘Amhi Doghe Raja Rani’
- 2003: Best Actor Award for the play ‘Amhi Doghe Raja Rani’ at the Maharashtra State Awards
- 2008: Best Actor Award for the play ‘Olakh Na Palakh’ at the Maharashtra State Awards
- 2010: Best Actor Award for the Marathi theatre play ‘Bahurupi’ at the Maharashtra State Awards
- 2016: Best Actor Award for the Marathi film ‘Bho Bho’ at the Zee Talkies Comedy Awards
- 2016: Dinanath Mangeshkar Award
- 2019: Lokmat Maharashtrian Of The Year Award for Best Actor for the theatre play ‘Eka Lagnachi Pudhchi Goshta’
- 2020: Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
- 1995: Limca Record for performing four shows of three different plays in one day on 24 December 1995
- 1995: Limca Record for performing 452 shows in 365 days (from 1 January 1995 to 31 December 1995)
- 1996: Limca Record for performing 469 shows in 365 Days (from 1 January 1996 to 31 December 1996)
- 2001: Limca Record for performing five shows of three different plays in one day on 18 January 2001
- 2013: Limca Record for staging the 10700th show of his play ‘Gela Madhav Konikade’
- 2013: Guinness World Record for staging the 10700th show of his play ‘Gela Madhav Konikade’
- 2022: Feliciated for reaching the record mark of 12500 drama shows at Shanmukhananda Auditorium in Mumbai
अभिनेते प्रशांत दामले यांच्या नाटकाच्या १२५०० व्या विक्रमी प्रयोगानिमित्त त्यांना मुख्यमंत्री @mieknathshinde आणि उपमुख्यमंत्री @Dev_Fadnavis यांच्या हस्ते मानपत्र देऊन आज सन्मानित करण्यात आले. pic.twitter.com/hu0nOkuc70
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) November 6, 2022
- Prashant Damle is considered one of the notable actors in the Marathi theatre industry.
- He considers himself a foodie and likes to eat spicy food such as Pav Bhaji and Vada pav.
- In 2012, he opened an institute named ‘Theatre School of Performing Arts’ in Pune.
- He owns a foundation named ‘Prashanth Fan Foundation’ for social welfare works. He once donated Rs 1 lakh to the Maharashtra government for their water program.
- He is the brand ambassador of Disha Direct, Shamrao Vitthal Co-op. Bank Ltd. and Retired Army Association.
- In May 2013, he had a mild heart attack while rehearsing for the Marathi play ‘Eka Lagnachi Pudhchi Goshta.’ He was admitted to Andheri Hospital for treatment. He had Angiography after which it was revealed that he had four blockages in arteries supplying blood to his heart. He underwent an operation later the same week. Loksatta
- In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic in India, he financially supported his theatre crew members by giving Rs 10,000 to each crew member. The Times of India