swapnil began his career as a child artist at the age of seven. He played the role of Kush in Ramanand Sagar's Uttar Ramayana. He has acted in several TV serials such as Des Main Nikla Hoga Chand (Star Plus), Kadvee Khatee Meethi (Star One), Adhuri Ek Kahani (Zee Marathi), Comedy Circus (Sony Television) etc.
Swapnil made his debut in Bollywood with the Hindi film Ghulam-E-Musthafa (1997).
Swapnil was one of the contestants of Mr. and Ms. Television, a talent hunt show on Sony Entertainment Television channel. He was among the top two finalists and was crowned with the Mr. Television Title on April 06, 2008.