Vik Sahay is a Canadian actor best known for his role as Nerd Herd member Lester Patel on the action comedy television series Chuck, from 2007-2012.
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Sahay attended Canterbury High School of the Arts in Ottawa, Ontario, and studied theater performance at Montreal's Concordia University.
He learned classical Indian dance and, as a youngster, appeared on the series You Can't Do That on Television. Sahay was also featured in the television series Radio Active.
Based on his work on the series, Sahay was awarded a starring role in Our Hero, and, for his performance, was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Male Actor in a Series.
Sahay went on to star in the critically acclaimed series This Is Wonderland. Although the drama was short-lived, it received a high number of Gemini Award nominations, Canada's version of the Emmy Awards.
Sahay also guest starred on series such as Without a Trace and Las Vegas.
On the big screen, Sahay starred in The Rocker, with Rainn Wilson. Other features include the thriller Time Bomb, Amal, and Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming with Rob Lowe.
Sahay also starred in several of the popular Roxy Hunter movies, and appeared in the TV movie A Slight Case of Murder, with William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Alan Arkin and James Cromwell.
Sahay got his start in features with the lauded films Good Will Hunting, and David Cronenberg's eXistenZ, starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law and Willem Dafoe.
In addition to his work onscreen, Sahay is also adept on the stage, and has performed in productions of Hamlet, A Perfect Ganesh, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Mango Chutney, and Snakes & Ladders, among others.
In 2009, Sahay appeared in the comedy short film Chili & Cheese: A Condimental Rift about a former physician now store clerk that made the film festival circuit. He also appeared in the indie drama Afghan Luke and the Burgundy of Hash by director Mike Clattenburg in Canada.