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Nikhil (Sanskrit: निखिल) is a Sanskrit word. It is frequently used in Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, and other Sanskrit-derived languages. It means a man who is "Complete" or "Universal" and "Resilient". It refers 'Complete' as without boundary. Whereas 'Complete' with boundary is described by name Akhil. The name may also refer to 'Perfection'.
The literal translation for Nikhil in Sanskrit means "One who is free from bondage or the obstacles imposed by Prakruti (the operative aspect of Bramha).
Sanskrit fragmentation of the word yields: Ni (without) + Kh (sky or boundary) + L (agreed or liked). It can sometimes refer to "Perfection" or "Perfectionism". It also means "Complete" or "Whole". It also refers to Lord Bharmma,Vishnu and also Mahesh.
Notable people named Nikhil
- Nikhil Advani, Hindi film director
- Nikhil Banerjee, sitar-player
- Nikhil Chinapa, Video jockey
- Nikhil Chopra, retired cricketer
- Nikhil D'Souza, singer
- Nikhil Dwivedi, Hindi actor
- Nikhil Kanetkar, Olympic badminton player
- Nikhil Nanda, industrialist and son-in-law of Amitabh Bachchan
- Nikhil Siddharth, Telugu actor
- Nikhil Bains, character in Postman Pat
- Nikhil Sharma, character in the British soap opera Emmerdale
- Nikhil Ganguli, (born Gogol Ganguli), protagonist of novel, The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.
- Nikhil Patel, Pi Patel's son in Life of Pi
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