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
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actor
Years active 1986–Present

Vikram "Vik" Sahay is a Canadian actor of Indian descent best known for playing Kevin Calvin on Radio Active and 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,[2] and Afghan Luke.[3] He portrayed Lester Patel, the "HinJew" half of Jeffster!, on the television series Chuck.[4] He played the role of Prateek Duraiswamy (Stifler's boss) in the film American Reunion.[5] He was a guest star as a murder suspect on the FOX show Bones season 8 episode 13.[6] In 2016 he had a guest starring role on the revival of The X-Files.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Rainbow Tiger #3
Hollow Point Livingston's assistant
1997 Good Will Hunting Nemesh/M.I.T. Student # 3 Credited as "Vic Sahay"
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[8] Eric Sarin Completed
Sharon 1.2.3. Drew Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Everything to Gain Roland Jellico TV Movie
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"
2013 The Mentalist Nicholas Vashum Episode: "Black-Winged Redbird"
2013-2014 Sean Saves the World Howard Recurring
NCIS Ajay Khan Episodes: "Canary" and "House Rules"
2016 The X-Files Gupta Episode: "Founder's Mutation"
2016 Lucifer Ray Codfree Episode: "Sin-Eater"
2017 Grimm Dr. Sanji Raju Episode: "The Son Also Rises"
2017 Preacher Frank Patel Episode: "Mumbai Sky Tower"


  1. ^ "Comedy, Swordfish": 2009 interview in ''India Currents'' Magazine by Ranjit Souri. (2009-02-16). Retrieved on 2012-05-05.
  2. ^ "Vik Sahay (Amal) Interview 2008 | Movie Trailers and Videos". Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Interview: Vik Sahay". NOW Toronto Magazine - Think Free. 22 September 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "'Chuck's' Vik Sahay Wraps on Lester: 'Don't Know If I'll Ever Feel the Same Singing Again'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  5. ^ Jester, Alice (19 April 2012). "A Busy Life After Chuck: Interview with Actor Vik Sahay". The Morton Report. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  6. ^ Ausiello, Michael; Ausiello, Michael (16 October 2012). "Bones Exclusive: Chuck Alum Vik Sahay Embroiled in Season 8 Burial Plot". TVLine. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  7. ^ Huntman, Ruth (19 August 2015). "The X-Files: Chuck star Vik Sahay has 'top-secret' role in revival of hit TV series". Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  8. ^ Wer (2013).

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