Virendra Saxena Biography, Facts & Life Story

Nickname Veeru
Full Name Virendra Saxena
Profession Actor
Nationality Indian
Age 61 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth 25 November 1960
Birthplace Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius

Virendra Saxena is a renowned Indian television and movie actor. He is recognized for numerous characters though nowadays he is recognized for portraying the leading role of Krishna’s father in Zee TV’s most popular drama serial “Afsar Bitiya”.

Virendra Saxena is called as Veeru amongst his colleagues and friends. He hails from Uttar Pradesh. Saxena got training in theatre from the conspicuous institute called National School of Drama located in New Delhi. He married to famous television celebrity Samatha and both now living a happy married life in Mumbai

In theatre, Virendra Saxena has worked with numerous globally recognized directors like Leon Augusta, Fritz Benewitz, M.K.Raina, Bary John, Kanhiaylal, B.V.Karanth, Ratan Thiyam, Bhanu Bharti, Devendra Raj Ankur, Kirti Jain, Robin Das, Sai Pranjpe, Anil Chaudhary and Ranjit Kapoor only to name a few. In movies Virendra has portrayed numerous distinctive roles with film directors like Govind Nihalani, Shyam Benegal, Mira Nair, Ismail Merchant, Mahesh Bhatt, Ram Gopal Varma, Guddu Dhanoa, Lekh Tandon, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Kundan Shah, Pankaj Advani, Saeed Mirza, N.Chandra, Neeraj Pandey, Shaad Ali, Sanjay Khanduri, Satish Kaushik, E.Niwas, Sagar Ballary, Paresh Kamdar, Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, Shashilal Nair, Basu Chatterjee and Pradeep Kishen.

Virendra Saxena was bestowed with Best Play and Best Director award received from Sahitya Kala Parishad. He was also an active member of Indian Censor Board of India for more than four years. He has also published numerous adaptations and translations of theater plays. He has also portrayed his sketches and paintings on several events in New Delhi. Saxena is recognized for his unique roles as well as his sweet voice. He has starred in movies like Dhoop, Shool, Aks as well as numerous TV serials.

Virendra Saxena Education

Qualification Graduate
College Agra University, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

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Virendra Saxena Career

Profession: Actor


Film: Uljhan (1975)
TV: Raag Darbari (1986-1987)

Net Worth: Worth

Family & Relatives

Father: Swarup Saxena

Mother: Not Known

Brother(s): Rajendra Swarup Saxena & 2 more

Sister(s): 1 (Name Not Known, Elder)

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Samta Sagar (Writer)

Children: None

Facts You Never Knew About Virendra Saxena!

  • Is Virendra Saxena addicted to smoking?: Not Known
  • Is Virendra Saxena alcoholic?: Yes
  • He initiated his career as a theatre performer in New Delhi.
  • Saxena learned acting from National School of Drama located in New Delhi.
  • In the year 1975, he made his first Bollywood debut with the movie titled Uljhan.
  • In the year 1990, Virendra Saxena starred as a street vocalist in the song titled “Tu Meri Zindagi Hai” from Mahesh Bhatt’s most famous movie titled “Aashiqui”.
  • He has also starred in a number of short movies like The Idiot, The Mechanic etc.
  • Aside from Bollywood, Virendra Saxena has also appeared in a few English-language movies such as Cotton Mary, In Custody; White Rainbow etc.
  • Saxena has starred in numerous television commercials such as Tractor Emulsion, Asian Paint etc.
  • He has also performed as a playback vocalist for the movie titled Tarpan.
  • Virendra and his wife have no kids. They even had tried to espouse a kid though could not successful.

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