| Parikshit Sahni|
| 1 January 1944Murree, Punjab, British India (now in Pakistan)|
Damayanti Sahni, Balraj Sahni, Santosh Chandhok
Aditi Sahni, Varn Sahni, Tania Sahni
PK, 3 Idiots, Pavitra Paapi, Anokhi Raat, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
Balraj Sahni, Reema Debnath, Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani, Kanwaljit Singh
Parikshit Sahni Wikipedia
Parikshit Sahni (born 1 January 1944) 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 has also appeared in three of Rajkumar Hirani's blockbuster films Lage Raho Munna Bhai, 3 Idiots, and PK.
He is the son of noted actor Balraj Sahni and nephew of writer Bhisham Sahni.
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.
Parikshit's parents were both theatre and film actors, although his mother acted in only a couple of films before her death at an early age in 1947. His father subsequently married his own cousin sister Santosh Chandhok two years later.
He is married to director Shekhar Kapur's sister Aruna, and they have three children.
He was a good friend of late actor Sanjeev Kumar. Parikshit even changed his screen name to Ajay Sahni at the suggestion of Sanjeev Kumar during the shooting of their 1968 film Anokhi Raat, before eventually reverting to his own name a few years later.
One of his most famous films 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. Sahni played the role of Veer Singh (Kaka-sa) on the popular Zee serial Saat Phere opposite Nivedita Bhattacharya.
He starred in the classic Punjabi film Marhi Da Diva (1989), with Raj Babbar, Pankaj Kapur, Kanwaljit Singh, and Deepti Naval. He played a remarkable role in the Hindi film Pavitra Paapi (1970) which was based on a Punjabi novel by Nanak Singh (a famous novelist).
He acted in the Doordarshan television series The Great Maratha as Malhar Rao Holkar.