Vik Sahay

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Vik Sahay
Vik Sahay San Diego Comic Con.jpg
Sahay at the San Diego Comic-Con International in 2011.
Born Vikram Sahay
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1986–Present

Vikram "Vik" Sahay is a Canadian actor of Indian descent best known for playing Lester Patel, a member of the Nerd Herd in the NBC television series Chuck on which he became a series regular from the second season, and Rama in the Roxy Hunter saga. Sahay's latest role is "Howard" on the NBC television sitcom Sean Saves the World premiering October 3, 2013.

Life and career[edit]

Vik Sahay was born in Ottawa, Canada[1] to Indian parents and attended Canterbury High School of the Arts in Ottawa. He went on to study Theatre Performance at Montreal's Concordia University.

He learned to perform Indian classical dance with his brother Sidharth Sahay. In 1986 and 1987, he appeared on three episodes of the children's television show You Can't Do That on Television. He was also featured in the television series Radio Active, playing sportscaster Kevin Calvin. Based on that work, he was selected to appear in Our Hero as Dalal Vidya, for which he was nominated for a 2002 Canadian Comedy Award. Subsequently, he also portrayed attorney Anil Sharma on the CBC series This is Wonderland during its second and third seasons.

Sahay has appeared in such films as Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost, Good Will Hunting, eXistenZ, Hollow Point, Rainbow, The Ride, Wings of Hope, The Rocker, Amal, and Afghan Luke. He portrayed Lester Patel, the "HinJew" half of Jeffster!, on the television series Chuck. He has played a role, 'Prateek Duraiswamy' as Stifler's boss in the film American Reunion. He was a guest star as a murder suspect on the FOX show Bones season 8 episode 13.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Rainbow Tiger #3
Hollow Point Livingston's assistant
1997 Good Will Hunting Nemesh/M.I.T. Student # 3
1999 eXistenZ Male Assistant
2001 Wings of Hope Ricky
2005 Murder Unveiled Bindri
2007 Amal Vivek Jayaram
2008 The Rocker Gary
Time Bomb Samir/Habib
2011 Afghan Luke Imran Sahar
2012 American Reunion Prateek Duraiswamy
2013 My Awkward Sexual Adventure Dandak Sajal Nominated – Canadian Comedy Award for Best Performance by a Male, Film
2014 Wer[2] Eric Sarin Completed
Sharon 1.2.3. Drew Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Balls Up Debdash TV Movie
Platinum Anthony Medeci TV Movie
1998–1999 Radio Active Kevin Calvin 26 episodes
2000 The Ride TV Movie
2000–2002 Our Hero Dalal Vidya 11 episodes;
Nominated – Canadian Comedy Award Television for Pretty Funny Male Performance (2002)
2005 This Is Wonderland Anil Sharma 21 episodes
2007 Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost Ramma TV Movie
2007–2012 Chuck Lester Patel Series Regular; 80 episodes
2008 Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid Ramma TV Movie
Roxy Hunter and the Secret of the Shaman
Roxy Hunter and the Horrific Halloween
2013 Bones Akshay Mirza Episode: "The Twist in the Plot"
NCIS Ajay Khan Episode: "Canary"
2013 The Mentalist Nicholas Vashum Episode: "Black-Winged Redbird"
2013-2014 Sean Saves the World Howard Recurring

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Comedy, Drama, and a Swordfish": 2009 interview in ''India Currents'' Magazine by Ranjit Souri. Indiacurrents.com (2009-02-16). Retrieved on 2012-05-05.
  2. ^ Wer (2013). IMDb.com

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