Saahil Sehgal Wiki, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Saahil Sehgal

Saahil Sehgal is an Indian actor who came into the limelight after he was seen in the Hollywood musical film Basmati Blues in 2017.

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Wiki/Biography

Saahil Sehgal was born and raised in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. He is an alumnus of the Manipal Institute of Technology in Karnataka, where he pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Media & Communication in 2005. [1]Facebook

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Chest (approx.): 44 inches

Waist (approx.): 32 inches

Biceps (approx.): 16 inches

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Saahil Sehgal

Family & Caste

Sachin Tendulkar belongs to a Maharashtrian Brahmin family. [2]citation

Parents 

Saahil was born to Vinay Sehgal and Sangitaa Sehgall.

Saahil Sehgal's wife with his parents

Saahil Sehgal’s wife with his parents

Relationships & Wife

He married Kirti Kulhari on 24 June 2016 in Bhutan. Kirti is a popular Bollywood actress. The couple got married four months before the release of Keeti’s film Pink after which she shot to fame.

Saahil Sehgal with his wife

Saahil Sehgal with his wife

On 1 April 2021, the couple decided to part ways after almost five years of marriage. Kirti took to Instagram to announce her separation from Saahil.

Kirti Kulhari's Instagram post about her separation

Kirti Kulhari’s Instagram post about her separation

Career

As an Actor

Saahil aspired to become an actor since he was ten years old. After completing his graduation, he shifted to Mumbai to fulfil his lifelong dream. Saahil struggled for many years and could only find menial roles in regional films and TV shows. In 2013, he caught a break when he was roped in for the role of William Patel in the Dan Baron’s directorial Hollywood film ‘Basmati Blues.’ In an interview, talking about his acting journey, Sehgal said,

It has been a long-cherished dream. There were challenges, disappointments on the way. I took the small steps towards my goal. And finally, it is happening today.”

Prior to his selection, Sehgal went through a series of auditions for this film. He had a Skype interview with Dan Baron and then flew to Los Angeles to do a screen test with the Oscar-winning actor Brie Larson. In an interview, while sharing an anecdote, Saahil said,

At that point of time, my US Visa had just expired and I couldn’t get it renewed on time. It was a very frustrating moment for me. But I couldn’t do much about it. A few weeks later when I was in Kolkata shooting for an ad, I got a call from the casting director to come down to Mumbai as the film’s director was in the city and wanted me to re-audition.”

Saahil Sehgal in Basmati Blues

Saahil Sehgal in Basmati Blues

The actor had a small role in the Amazon Prime web series ‘Four More Shots Please!’ alongside his wife Kirti Kulhari. The show was released in 2019.

Saahil Sehgal's web series Four More Shots Please!

Other than his work in movies and TV shows, Saahil has also acted in several advertisements.

Controversy

Saahil’s Hollywood film Basmati Blues met with a lot of controversies for its poor storyline and stereotypical representation of Indian culture. In the defence of his film, Saahil said,

The directors and the entire crew love the culture and history of India. Their intention was not to ridicule the culture. People have jumped the gun and reacted before watching the film.” [3]The Hindu

Facts/Trivia

  • Saahil occasionally consumes alcohol.
    Saahil Sehgal drinking alcohol

    Saahil Sehgal drinking alcohol

  • Sehgal won the talent hunt show ‘IIFA Star Ki Talaash’ in 2007.

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