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Balraj Sahni Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : May 1, 2019

Short Biography

Balraj Sahni born on 1st May 1913, Rawalpindi, Punjab, British India. He was a well-known Film and stage actor. Best known for his works in Dahrti Ke Lal(1946) and Do Bhige Zameen (1953).

Other Name: Yudhishthir Sahni
Other Professions: Writer Theatre Actor Autobiographer
Appearance: Bollywood

Balraj Sahni Complete Bio & Career

He was an actor of fame and novelty. He had to give up his Native for studies and went to Lahore to study Literature and completed his Master's Degree in Literature and then went back to his Native to join his family business.

Balraj Sahni had a huge interest in acting and started his career by performing for IPTA (Indian Peoples Theatre Association). He soon got an offer to work in Hindi cinema and his debut venture was Insaaf (1946) and the very same year he got another offer in Dharti ke Lal in which he was cast opposite his real-life wife Damayanti.

Sahni was multi-talented and along with acting, he was a notable Writer as well. He started writing in English but then switched to Punjabi. His autobiography “Meri Filmi Atmakatha” is a proof of his writing skills as he himself penned it. He was a role model for many and one of those actors of his era as he was far away from malicious gossips. He was a versatile actor and has worked in numerous films in his illustrious career. He was arguably one of the most decorated actors of his time.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Balraj Sahni died on 13 April 1973 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He suffered from cardiac arrest.

DEATHDAY 13 April,1973 (Friday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

Balraj Sahni Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He had a brother named Bisham Sahni. He was married to Damayanti Sahni from 1936 until her death in 1947.  He then married Santhosh Chandok in the year 1949. He had 3 childrens including son Parikshit Sahni.

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Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Rawalpindi , Punjab
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College Government College University, Lahore
Qualification Masters Degree in English
Hobbies Travelling, Dancing
Marital Status Married
Debut Door Chalen (1946)
Best Movies Do Bigha Zamin (1953), Sone Ki Chidiya (1958), Satta Bazaar (1959), Waqt (1965), and Hamraaz (1967) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black, White
Favorite Politician Jawaharlal Nehru
Favorite Actress Nutan
Favorite Actor Shammi Kapoor
Favorite Place Peaceful Places
Favorite Food Dal, Kadhi

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Balraj Sahni

  • He worked as a radio announcer on BBC.
  • He penned down a book titled Mera Rusi Safarnama.
  • He died a day before the release of his film Garam Hawa in the year 1973.
  • His autobiography titled Balraj Sahni: An Autobiography was published in the year 1979.
  • His last film Amaanat released after 4 years of his death in the year 1977.

Balraj Sahni Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Balraj Sahni was 59 years 11 months & 12 days old age.