Samiksha Pednekar is an Indian lawyer, model, social media influencer, and entrepreneur. She is the sister of Indian actress, Bhumi Pednekar.
Samiksha Satish Pednekar was born on Tuesday, 23 February 1993 (age 29 years; as of 2022) in Mumbai. Her zodiac sign is Pisces. Samiksha completed her schooling at Arya Vidya Mandir in Juhu, Mumbai. In July 2013, Samiksha enrolled herself in the Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) in Sonipat, Haryana, where she earned a degree in BBA LLB (Hons.).
A childhood picture of Samiksha Pednekar (infant), along with her sister, Bhumi Pednekar
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Medium Golden Brown
Eye Colour: Black
Figure Measurements (approx.): 33-26-34
Samiksha’s father is of Konkani descent, and her mother is of Haryanvi descent.
Parents & Siblings
Samiksha’s father, Satish Motiram Pedneker, was a former home and labour minister of Maharashtra.
A childhood picture of Samiksha Pednekar, along with her father, Satish Motiram Pednekar
He died on 23 March 2011 after fighting oral cancer for years. Her mother’s name is Sumitra Pedneker, a social activist, who works to promote anti-smoking campaigns. On 30 May 2015, Sumitra, along with four other women, who suffered the loss of their husbands due to oral cancer, wrote a letter to Narendra Modi, the 14th Prime Minister of India, to ban the production and illegal smuggling of tobacco. In the letter, she wrote,
My husband’s illness happened because of his addiction to mawa, a mix of chewing tobacco and pan masala. In his last few months, my husband could not swallow even watery dal-khichdi. My husband was a tobacco, paan and alcohol user. This lethal combination, his poor appetite and his strong-headedness was the primary reason for his cancer.
Samiksha Pednekar, along with her mother, Sumitra Pednekar
Samiksha has an elder sister, Bhumi Pednekar, an Indian actress.
Samiksha Pednekar (left), along with her sister, Bhumi Pednekar
As of 2022, Samiksha is unmarried.
Samiksha’s maternal grandfather, Dayachand Hooda, served as a Major in the Indian Army.
Samiksha Pednekar (extreme left), along with her mother, Sumitra Pednekar, maternal grandfather, Dayachand Hooda, and sister Bhumi Pednekar (right)
Reportedly, Samiksha was in a relationship with Amit Patil, a lawyer in Mumbai. Both studied law at the same college, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) in Sonipat, Haryana.
Samiksha Penekar’s rumoured boyfriend, Amit Patil
Samiksha Pednekar follows Hinduism.
Samiksha Pednekar during Ganesh Chaturthi
As a lawyer
While completing her degree, Samiksha worked as an intern with Ketto for a period of two months (January 2014-February 2014) in Mumbai. In July 2014, she worked as a legal intern under the mentorship of Senior Advocate Arvind Singh at the Punjab and Haryana High Court in Chandigarh. In August 2014, Samiksha was offered to assist Dr Ashley Tellis as an undergraduate teaching assistant at the Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) in Haryana. In July 2015, she was appointed as a legal intern at ALMT Legal in Mumbai. In January 2016, to pursue her internship, Samiksha enrolled herself at the High Court of Bombay in Mumbai as a legal intern under the mentorship of senior advocate Sudeep Pasbola. After completing her internship, she was appoined as a legal intern at Arista Chambers in Bangalore in July 2016 and at DLA Pipers in Thailand in October 2016. Samiksha, in July 2018, was appointed as an associate at the Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, an Indian law firm in Mumbai, and she served there till May 2021.
As an entrepreneur
On 3 December 2021, Samiksha was appointed as a director at 1 Earth Films Private Limited. On 5 January 2022, she was appointed as a director at Pednekar Industries Private Limited in Mumbai. On 8 April 2022, Samiksha was appointed as a director at Askimas Beauty Private Limited.
- 2016: Winner of the SLCU National ADR Competition held at the Christ University in Bangalore
Samiksha Pednekar posing with her trophy after winning the SLCU National ADR Competition held at the Christ University in Bangalore
- Holiday Destination: London
Samiksha has a tattoo of a bird on the wrist of her left hand.
Samiksha Pednekar’s tattoo on the wrist of her left hand
- Samiksha is fondly called Samu by her friends and family members.
- Samiksha follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- Samiksha has a pet dog, and she often shares pictures with her pet on social media.
Samiksha Pednekar’s pet dog
- Samiksha is a fitness enthusiast, and she often posts pictures and videos of her workout regime on social media.
Samiksha Pednekar at the gym
- Samiksha and Bhumi are often confused as twins, but Bhumi, in an interview, cleared the air of rumours and said,
Everybody thinks we (Samiksha and she) are twins. We are not twins, I just want to put it out there. My younger sister Samiksha and I are not twins- we are best friends, we are soulmates, we are partners in crime, we are business partners.
- Samiksha was featured on the cover page of a few magazines like HT Brunch and Grazia.
Samiksha Pednekar, along with her sister, Bhumi Pedneker, and mother, Sumitra Pednekar, on the cover of HT Brunch magazine
- Samiksha Pednekar (left) and Bhumi Pednekar on the cover of Grazia magazine
- Samiksha is often spotted consuming alcoholic beverages along with her friends at parties and events.
Samiksha Pednekar holding a glass of wine
- Samiksha is fond of painting, sketching, and travelling.
Samiksha Pednekar while making a painting