Samir Kochhar

Samir Kochhar (born 23 May 1980) is an Indian actor and television presenter known for being the host of the pre-match Indian Premier League show, Extraaa Innings T20.[1] He currently stars in Netflix India's Sacred Games.[2]

Samir Kochhar
Samir Kochhar at the launch of 'The House Gastropub'.jpg
Kochhar in 2016
Born (1980-05-23) 23 May 1980 (age 42)
  • Actor
  • presenter
Years active2003–present
Radhika Kochhar
(m. 2010)


Kochhar started his career with Doordarshan's AIDS awareness cum travel show Haath Se Haath Mila which he anchored with Sugandha Garg. He made his Bollywood film debut in 2003 with Sumeer Sabharwal's bilingual film Valentine Days.[3]

Kochhar made his television debut with Dangerous, a talk show on sex, which was broadcast on Zoom. He appeared as Rajat Kapur in the soap opera Bade Acche Lagte Hain.[4][5] In 2005, he appeared in Mohit Suri's Zeher[6] (2005) and followed it with the thriller Jannat (2008), where he played a police inspector.[7]

Kochhar was part of Island City directed by Ruchika Oberoi, that received rave reviews at the Venice International Film Festival as well as the JIO MAMI Film Festival 2015 in Mumbai. He will also be seen in Mango Dreams, a feature film set in India, directed by American director John Unchurch.[8]

Kochhar is also part of the CCL (Celebrity Cricket League) team Mumbai Heroes.

Kochhar had two commercial releases in 2016 - Sajid Nadiadwala's Housefull 3[9] with Akshay Kumar & Mango Dreams and Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna[10] with Karanvir Bohra directed by Lalit Mohan which is set to release in 2018

Personal lifeEdit

Kochhar married his longtime girlfriend Radhika on 9 January 2010. In April 2015, they became parents to a baby boy whom they named Kabir and a baby girl named Sara in October 2017.[11]



Year Film Name Role Other Notes
2005 Zeher Sean Verghese
2006 Bold
2006 Ek Se Mera Kya Hoga Bashir
2008 Jannat ACP Shekhar Malhotra
2008 Chintakayala Ravi Guest appearance Telugu film
2008 The Mole British film
2010 Hide & Seek
2010 Chase Inspector Siddharth
2012 Survivor India Host
2012 Dangerous Ishhq Rashid Durgam Shah's second life
2015 Island City
2016 Housefull 3 Rishi
2016 Mango Dreams Abhi
2017 Munna Michael Ramesh
2019 Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna
2019 Charlie Chaplin 2 Tamil Film
2020 Adho Andha Paravai Pola Tamil Film
2022 Qala Chandan Lal Sanyal[12]


Year Show title Role Notes
2003 Haath Se Haath Mila Doordarshan + BBC collaboration[13]
2012–2014 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Rajat Kapoor
2017 The Test Case Shivalik Ahuja ALTBalaji[14]
2018 Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Himself
2018 Sacred Games SPI Markand Netflix
2019 Typewriter Peter Fernandez Netflix
2020 Four More Shots Please! Shashank Bose Amazon Prime
2020 The Bid and Win Show Himself as host Flipkart Video Originals[15]
2020 Powerplay with Champions Host Flipkart Video Originals
2022 Mind the Malhotras Rishabh Jain Amazon Prime


  1. ^ "Samir Kochhar back to hosting IPL matches". mid-day. 9 March 2013. Archived from the original on 24 April 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Sacred Games has changed the way people looked at Indian content: Samir Kochhar". The Indian Express. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  3. ^ "First of Many: Samir Kochhar revisits Valentine Days". The Indian Express. 10 February 2021. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Samir Kochhar : Didn't know Bade Achhe Lagte Hain was so popular when I signed it". The Indian Express. 13 June 2020. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Bade Achhe team leaves for Dubai!". 6 July 2012. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Samir Kochhar Filmography". Archived from the original on 20 February 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Samir Kochhar Filmography". Archived from the original on 20 February 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Samir Kochhar's Mango Dreams!". Archived from the original on 15 February 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Samir Kochhar to act in multi starer movie housefull 3". Archived from the original on 22 February 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
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  11. ^ "Samir Kochhar and his wife welcome a baby boy". Archived from the original on 10 April 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2010.
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  13. ^ "Haath Se Haath Milaa". Archived from the original on 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  14. ^ "The Test Case: Samir Kochhar to star opposite Nimrat Kaur in ALT Balaji web series". Firstpost. 27 September 2017. Archived from the original on 29 September 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Flipkart Launches A New Original And Interactive Show 'The Bid And Win Show'". Mumbai Live. Mumbai Live.

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