Parikshit Sahni

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Parikshit Sahni (born 1 January 1944) is an Indian film and television actor, who is most known for playing the lead in TV series Barrister Vinod, Gul Gulshan Gulfaam (Doordarshan) and Gaatha (Star Plus).[1] He has also appeared in three of Rajkumar Hirani's blockbuster films Lage Raho Munna Bhai, 3 Idiots, and PK.

Parikshit Sahni
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Parikshit Sahni in 2011
Born (1944-01-01) 1 January 1944 (age 76)
Other namesParikshat Sahni, Ajay Sahni
Alma materThe Lawrence School, Sanawar
OccupationActor
Years active1968–present
Parent(s)Balraj Sahni (father)
Websiteparikshatsahni.com

He is the son of noted actor Balraj Sahni and nephew of writer Bhisham Sahni.

Early lifeEdit

He was born in Muree while his father was teaching English at Visva-Bharati University in Shantiniketan of Rabindranath Tagore, and his mother was doing her Bachelors. Most of his schooling was done at the Lawrence school Sanawar. Then he went to study at Delhi's St. Stephen's College. Later, he began his career as a child artist.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Parikshit's parents were both theatre and film actors, although his mother acted in only a couple of films before her death at an early age in 1947. His father subsequently married his own cousin Santosh Chandhok two years later.

He is married to Dev Anand's niece Aruna Kapur.

On the advice of his uncle, Bhishm Sahani, Parikshit Sahni was sent by his father to attend a five year course in architecture in Moscow. However, since he was poor in maths, he was advised to get admission in Cinema Institute. He cleared the aptitude test and joined the five-year course in film direction in the Moscow Cinema Institute. He returned in 1966 and started his film career in India. (ref https://cineplot.com/ajay-sahni-interview/)

He was a good friend of late actor Sanjeev Kumar. Parikshit even changed his screen name to Ajay Sahni at the suggestion of Sanjeev Kumar during the shooting of their 1968 film Anokhi Raat, before eventually reverting to his own name a few years later.[3][4]

CareerEdit

One of his most famous films is 3 Idiots. where he got appreciation for playing R. Madhavan's father. He had a major role in the TV series Heena as Nawab Mirza, Heena's father. Heena ended in 2003. Sahni played Veer Pratap Singh (Kaka-sa) on the popular Zee TV serial Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar opposite Nivedita Bhattacharya.

He starred in the classic Punjabi film Marhi Da Diva (1989), with Raj Babbar, Pankaj Kapur, Kanwaljit Singh, and Deepti Naval. He played a remarkable role in the Hindi film Pavitra Paapi (1970) which was based on a Punjabi novel by Nanak Singh (a famous novelist). Pavitra Paapi also featured his real life father, Balraj Sahni in a pivotal role.

He acted in the Doordarshan television series The Great Maratha as Malhar Rao Holkar.

Selected filmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Film Character/Role
2019 Housefull 4 Maraja Parikshitap
2016 Sultan Gyan Singh Oberoi
2015 Uvaa a Judge
2014 PK Mr. Sahni (Jaggu's father)
2013 Enemmy
2013 Boss Raghunath
2011 Mere Brother Ki Dulhan Colonel Agnihotri
2010 Chance Pe Dance Mr. Behl
2010 Dulha Mil Gaya Mr. Kapoor
2009 3 Idiots Mr. Qureshi
2006 Umrao Jaan Umrao's father
2006 Lage Raho Munna Bhai Victor's father
2002 Mujhse Dosti Karoge Mr. Verma
2002 Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai Rohit's dad
1996 Yash R. K. Joseph
1993 Shaktiman Superintendent of Police
1993 In Custody Siddiqui
1993 Police Wala Rakesh Nath
1992 Surajmukhi Unknown
1989 Marhi Da Deeva Dharam Singh
1988 Vijay Mehra, Nisha's father
1985 Meri Jung Dr. Dinesh Mathur
1984 Andar Baahar Police Inspector Ajay Sahani
1982 Desh Premee Ghulam Ali
1982 Suraag Dr. Ajay Gupta
1979 Kaala Patthar Jagga
1977 Jeevan Mukt Satish Sharma
1977 Jallian Wala Bagh Udham Singh
1977 Doosra Aadmi Bhisham
1976 Kabhie Kabhie Dr. R. P. Kapoor
1976 Tapasya Dr. Sagar Varma
1975 Mili Dr. Sanjay
1974 Vandana Rakesh
1973 Hindustan Ki Kasam Rajesh
1971 Preet Ki Dori Govind
1970 Aansoo Aur Muskan Mahesh
1970 Pavitra Paapi Kedarnath
1968 Anokhi Raat Painter
1951 Deedar Bhola

TV seriesEdit

Year/
Period
Serial name Character/Role Broadcast
Channel
Notes
1986 Katha Sagar Multiple Roles in Multiple Episodes DD National
Barrister Vinod Barrister Vinod DD National
1991 Gul Gulshan Gulfaam DD National
1991–1992 Kahkashan Josh Malihabadi
1992–1993 Ajnabi DD National
1994 Chandrakanta Maharaj Surendra Singh DD National
1994 The Great Maratha Malhar Rao Holkar DD National
2000–2001 Noorjahan Mirza Ghiyas Beg Doordarshan
2000 Hare Kanch Ki Chudian DD Metro Telefilm
Gaatha Star Plus
1998–2003 Heena Nawab Mirza Sony TV
2004 Ana Altaf ARY Digital
2004–2008 Saarrthi Hemraj Goenka Star Plus
2007–2008 Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar Veer Pratap Singh Zee TV
2015–2017 Santoshi Mata Raghavendra Mishra & TV
2019 Ek Bhram...Sarvagun Sampanna Kishan Mittal Star Plus

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Founding Father Archived 11 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine The Indian Express, 24 November 1997.
  2. ^ Parikshit Sahni turns producer Archived 8 July 2012 at Archive.today Mid Day, 4 May 2006. "..My dad came from a literary background and taught English Literature at Shantiniketan. My mom who was doing her Bachelor's degree there, was expecting me then, and was about to give her exams. Tagore told her that I should be called Parikshit as she was giving pariksha, while I was still in her womb."
  3. ^ "Ajay Sahni – Interview – Cineplot.com". Archived from the original on 19 September 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Parikshit Sahni talks about his best friend Sanjeev Kumar". Archived from the original on 18 September 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2016.

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