Parikshit Sahni was born in 1944 in Murree (now part of Pakistan). He has acted in many TV serials and Films. He is the son of
Balraj Sahni and nephew of Bhisham Sahni who are well known.
His father is a teacher in English and he studied in Delhi St. Stephen’s College and began his carrer as a child artist. He is a producer, Director and Actor and well known for his Doordarshan serial. Lal Koth was produced by him and he acted in it as well. He is married to Aruna Sahni. Did a course in Moscow for Film direction and he wrote Pavithra Papi for 2 years. Balraj Sahni received Padma Shri Award in 1969 and decorated with many other awards.
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Parikshit Sahni is a veteran film and television actor. He was born on January 1, 1944 in Murree, Punjab, British India. He studied at The Lawrence School, Sanawar which is near Chandigarh. Later, he attended St. Stephen’s College in Delhi and subsequently began his acting career when he was a child. Parikshit is the son of film and stage actor, Balraj Sahni and he is also the nephew of the Hindi writer and actor, Brisham Sahni. His father and mother graduated in Shanti Niketan. And because his father is an English Literature graduate, Pariskhit got his name through the poet, Rabindranath Tagore. He is also a graduate of Accounting but his passion for acting grows and made him turn to the acting industry.
He started his career as a film actor in the year 1951 through the Bollywood Hindi film, ‘
Deedar’ along with
Ashok Kumar and
Dilip Kumar. But he was debuted in the Hindi film ‘Anokhi Raat’ by
Asit Sen. He did more films like Pavitra Paapi, Aansoo Aur Muskan,
Hindustan Ki Kasam, Vandana, Mili, Tapasya and more. He did supporting roles in many of his films and was unable to bag the main lead role. Some of his recent films include the Bollywood romantic drama film,
Mujhse Dosti Karoge!, Lage Raho Munna Bhai,
Umrao Jaan, and Eklavya: The Royal Guard, 3 Idiots,
Dulha Mil Gaya,
Chance Pe Dance, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and Boss.
He was widely known for bagging the main lead role in the crime thriller show,
Barrister Vinod. He was also in the main lead role in the television series, Gul Gulshan Gulfaam on Doordarshan under the direction of
Ved Rahi and also in STAR Plus Gaatha. From 1991 to 1992, he also played the main lead in the television series, Kahkashan on DD National. Parikshit is also part of the fantasy series, Chandrakanta from the same channel. He also acted in the Hindi serial, Heena on Sony Entertainment Television from year 1998 to 2003. From 2004 to 2008, Parishit essayed the role of Hemraj Goenka in the Hindi drama serial, Saarrthi on STAR Plus. He also did the role of Veer Singh on Zee TV’s Saat Phere and acted as Malhar Rao Holkar in
The Great Maratha on Doordarshan channel.
Besides being an actor, he is also a successful producer and a director from the banner of Balraj Sahni Productions. He directed the film, Pakda Gaya Par Kaun, a film for children which was produced by his mother. Very few people know that he finished a five-year course as a Director in Europe, but since acting is into his blood, he did not venture into directing in the first stage of his career. Slowly after making a name as an actor, he turned to directing films. He also did a television commercial together with