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The Non-Conformist

The Non-Conformist

Memories of My Father Balraj Sahni

Parikshat Sahni
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A legend with a host of admirers like Amitabh Bachchan and Om Puri, Balraj Sahni led the golden era of Indian cinema. He was known to be true to his principles, a non-conformist often remembered for his portrayals of the underprivileged. This is the untold story of one of the most iconic leading actors of this country. Written by his son Parikshat Sahni, the book–packed with unseen photos–provides personal and intimate glimpses of Balraj Sahni as a man and an actor, as a husband and friend, as a parent and patriot. It celebrates the life, times and impact of a simple man who inspired an entire generation of actors and continues to do so even today.

Imprint: Ebury Press

Published: Sep/2019

ISBN: 9780670091416

Length : 376 Pages

MRP : ₹599.00

The Non-Conformist

Memories of My Father Balraj Sahni

Parikshat Sahni

A legend with a host of admirers like Amitabh Bachchan and Om Puri, Balraj Sahni led the golden era of Indian cinema. He was known to be true to his principles, a non-conformist often remembered for his portrayals of the underprivileged. This is the untold story of one of the most iconic leading actors of this country. Written by his son Parikshat Sahni, the book–packed with unseen photos–provides personal and intimate glimpses of Balraj Sahni as a man and an actor, as a husband and friend, as a parent and patriot. It celebrates the life, times and impact of a simple man who inspired an entire generation of actors and continues to do so even today.

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Parikshat Sahni

Parikshat Sahni, son of Balraj Sahni, is a well-known Indian actor, writer and producer who has acted in Lage Raho Munna Bhai, PK and 3 Idiots. After finishing high school at the Lawrence School Sanawar, he graduated in English Honours from St Stephens College, Delhi. He then studied film direction and acting at the Moscow Film Institute (VGIK).
He lives in Mumbai and likes to paint in his free time.