Samir Kochhar

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Samir Kochhar
Samir Kochhar at the launch of 'The House Gastropub'.jpg
Kochhar at the launch of 'The House Gastropub'
Born (1980-05-23) 23 May 1980 (age 37)
New Delhi, India
Occupation Actor, presenter
Years active 2005–present

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]

Career[edit]

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.

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.[2] In 2005, he appeared in Mohit Suri's Zeher[3] (2005) and followed it with the thriller Jannat (2008), where he played a police inspector.[4]

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.[5]

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

Sameer Kochhar with Deepak Bhanushali during shoot of Bade Achhe Lagte Hain on Once More Studios location

Kochhar has two commercial releases in 2016 - Sajid Nadiadwala's Housefull 3[6] with Akshay Kumar and Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna[7] with Karanvir Bohra directed by Lalit Mohan.

Personal life[edit]

Kochhar married his longtime girlfriend Radhika on 9 January 2010. In April 2015, they became parents to a baby boy whom they named Kabir.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Name Role Other Notes
2005 Zeher Sean Verghese
2006 Bold (film)
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
2017 Munna Michael Ramesh
2017 Tiger Zinda Hai Jahangir's assistant

Television shows[edit]

Year Show title Role Other Notes Co-stars
2012–2014 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Rajat Kapur Parallel male protagonist Ram Kapoor, Sakshi Tanwar, Kanika Shivpuri, Jai Kalra, Anshul Pandey, Arshima Thapar, Amrita Mukherjee/Sonia Balani
2017 The Test Case (web series) Shivalik Ahuja The protagonist's love interest and spy[9] Nimrat Kaur,Akshay Oberoi,Atul Kulkarni,Rahul Dev, etc

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samir Kochhar back to hosting IPL matches". mid-day. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  2. ^ "Bade Achhe team leaves for Dubai!". 6 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Samir Kochhar Filmography". movietalkies.com. Retrieved 12 Feb 2016. 
  4. ^ "Samir Kochhar Filmography". movietalkies.com. Retrieved 12 Feb 2016. 
  5. ^ "Samir Kochhar’s Mango Dreams!". gr8mag.com. Retrieved 12 Feb 2016. 
  6. ^ "Samir Kochhar to act in multi starer movie housefull 3". merinews.com. Retrieved 12 Feb 2016. 
  7. ^ "Samir Kochhar soon to be seen in Jaanam". ritzmagazine.in. Retrieved 12 Feb 2016. 
  8. ^ "Samir Kochhar and his wife welcome a baby boy". tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 31 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "The Test Case: Samir Kochhar to star opposite Nimrat Kaur in ALT Balaji web series". Firstpost. 2017-09-27. Retrieved 2017-09-29. 

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