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Parikshit Sahni in 2011
Muree, Rawalpindi, Punjab, British India.
Parikshit Sahni (Hindi: परीक्षित साहनी) 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).
He comes from a Punjabi background.
 Early life
He was born while his father was teaching English at Visva-Bharati University in Shantiniketan of Rabindranath Tagore, and his mother was doing her Bachelors. Schooled at Lawrence School, Sanawar, he went to study at Delhi's prestigious St. Stephen's College. Later, he began his career as a child artist, but couldn't match the rating of his father.
His most recent film 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. Currently, Sahni is playing the role of Veer Singh (Kaka-sa) on the popular Zee serial, Saat Phere opposite Nivedita Bhattacharya.
He also starred in the classic Punjabi film Marhi Da Diva (1989), also starring Raj Babbar, Pankaj Kapur, Kanwaljit Singh, and Deepti Naval. He played a remarkable role in Hindi film Pavitra Paapi (1970) which was based on a Punjabi novel by Nanak Singh (a famous novelist of the Punjabi language).
 Selected filmography
|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||Eklavya: The Royal Guard||Rajjo's father (driver)|
|2006||Umrao Jaan||Umrao's father|
|2006||Lage Raho Munna Bhai||Victor's father|
|2002||Mujhse Dosti Karoge||Mr. Verma|
|1993||Shaktiman||Superintendent of Police|
|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|
|1977||Jeevan Mukt||Satish Sharma|
|1976||Kabhie Kabhie||Dr. R. P. Kapoor|
|1976||Tapasya||Dr. Sagar Varma|
|1973||Hindustan Ki Kasam||Rajesh|
|1970||Aansoo Aur Muskan||Mahesh|
 TV Series
|Barrister Vinod||Barrister Vinod||Doordarshan|
|1991||Gul Gulshan Gulfaam||Doordarshan|
|2002||Gul Gulshan Gulfaam||Sahara TV||Re-Telacast|
|1998–2003||Heena||Nawab Mirza, Heena's father||Sony TV|
|2004–2008||Saarrthi||Hemraj Goenka||STAR Plus|
|2005–2009||Saat Phere||Veer Singh (Kaka-sa)||Zee TV|
|The Great Maratha||Malhar Rao Holkar||Doordarshan|
- The Founding Father Indian Express, 24 November 1997.
- Hemal Ashar, 'Ragging a reflection of our brutal world' at mid-day.com, accessed 7 March 2012
- Parikshit Sahni turns producer 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.
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