Sajid Nadiadwala

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Sajid Nadiadwala
Sajid Nadiadwala grace the 'Phantom' media meet.jpg
Nadiadwala during the promotion of his production film Phantom (2015)
Born (1966-02-18) 18 February 1966 (age 51)
Mumbai,[citation needed] Maharashtra, India
Occupation Film producer, film director
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Divya Bharti (m. 10 May 1992 – 5 April 1993; her death)
Warda Khan Nadiadwala (m. 18 November 2000 – present)
Children 2

Sajid Nadiadwala (born 18 February 1966)[1] is an Indian film producer and director, and owner of Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment.[2]


Nadiadwala started his career as a production assistant in his uncle's production house before establishing his own production company called "Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Pvt Ltd". In 1992 he produced his first film Zulm Ki Hukumat starring Dharmendra and Govinda. In 1993 he produced Waqt Hamara Hai which marked the first pairing of action stars Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty. The production company produced several hit films including Jeet (1996), Judwaa (1997), Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega (2000) and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004).

Despite being heavily hyped, his 2006 film Jaan-E-Mann failed to do well at the box office.[3] His next release, the 2007 film Heyy Babyy, was one of the year's biggest hit.[4] His 2009 production Kambakkht Ishq included the casting of American actors such as Sylvester Stallone, Denise Richards and Brandon Routh. His first film of 2010, Housefull starred Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh, Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta and Boman Irani. On 30 September 2010, he announced a sequel to Housefull which would again star Akshay Kumar and be directed by Sajid Khan. His film Anjaana Anjaani starring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra released on 1 October 2010. His film Housefull 2 was released on 5 April 2012. On 23 May 2014, his first movie starring two debutantes in lead roles Heropanti released.[5] The movie stars Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon and has the second highest opening for a movie starring debutantes.[6]

Nadiadwala made his directorial debut with the July 2014 release Kick, a remake Ravi Teja's 2009 Telugu film Kick. The film stars Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez as the leads.[7]

Rangoon, starring Saif Ali Khan, Kangana Ranaut and Shahid Kapoor which released on 24 February 2017,.[8]

Upcoming projects[edit]

Nadiadwala is producing Judwaa 2,[9] starring Varun Dhawan, Taapsee Pannu and Jacqueline Fernandez. The film is scheduled for release 29 September 2017.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Nadiadwala married actress Divya Bharti on 10 May 1992.[11] After 10 months of their marriage Divya died on 5 April 1993, after she slipped and fell from their fifth storey window at their Tulsi residency at age 19.[12] After Divya's death, he met his second wife Warda Khan, a journalist. Khan eventually proposed to Nadiadwala and on 18 November 2000, the two were married.[12] The couple later had two sons.[13]


Year Film Producer Director Writer Screenplay
1992 Zulm Ki Hukumat Yes
1993 Waqt Hamara Hai Yes
1995 Andolan Yes
1996 Jeet Yes
1997 Judwaa Yes
2000 Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega Yes
2004 Mujhse Shaadi Karogi Yes
2006 Jaan-E-Mann Yes
2007 Heyy Babyy Yes
2009 Kambakkht Ishq Yes
2010 Housefull Yes Yes Yes
Anjaana Anjaani Yes
2012 Housefull 2 Yes Yes Yes
2014 Highway Yes
2 States Yes
Heropanti Yes
Kick Yes Yes Yes
2015 Phantom Yes
Tamasha Yes
2016 Baaghi Yes
Housefull 3 Yes
Dishoom Yes
2017 Rangoon Yes


  1. ^ "All for love". The Times of India. 18 February 2006. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Salman Khan's 'Kick' earns Rs 200 crore, becomes his highest grosser in India". IBN Live. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Box Office 2006". Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Box Office 2007". Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Heropanti: A love story with an undercurrent of violence". Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Special Features: Box Office: Heropanti vs Movies featuring Debutants — Box Office, Bollywood Hungama". Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Singh, P. (27 May 2013). "Salman Khan to star opposite Jacqueline Fernandez in Kick". hindustan times. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "It's out! Kangana, Shahid and Saif Ali Khan's 'Rangoon' release date set!". Zee News. 24 May 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Varun to start Judwaa 2 by end-2016". indiatimes. 4 May 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
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  11. ^ "10 Secret Marriages In Bollywood!". Deccan Chronicle. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "Sajid Nadiadwala buys Divya Bharti’s song for Rs. 1.5 crore for ‘Kick’". The Indian Express. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  13. ^ Upala Kbr (12 November 2015). "I proposed to Sajid Nadiadwala, says Warda Khan". Daily News & Analysis. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 

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