Sajid Khan

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This article is about the actor. For the director, see Sajid Khan (director). For the writer, see Sajid Khan (writer). For the cricketer, see Sajid Khan (cricketer).
Sajid Khan
Maya TV series Sajid Khan 1967.jpg
Sajid Khan, circa 1970
Born Sajid Khan
(1951-03-23) 23 March 1951 (age 66)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Years active 1956–1983

Sajid Khan (born 23 march 1951, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) is a former Indian actor. He is the adopted son of Indian film producer Mehboob Khan, founder of Mehboob Studios, in India.[1]


Sajid started acting as a child appearing as the younger version of Sunil Dutt's character in his father Mehboob's 1957 film Mother India. He played the title role in his father's next and last film Son of India in 1962. According to Rauf Ahmed, though the film was not a success at the box-office, Sajid's performance was praised by the critics.[2] He went on to achieve fame in the United States with a co-starring role alongside Jay North in the 1966 film Maya.[3] The film's success led to a television series of the same name airing on NBC from September 1967 to February 1968 where he had pivotal role becoming a "teen idol".[4] He also had a short-lived singing career in 1969 with a self-titled album. He went onto guest star in the television series The Big Valley and It's Happening. After appearing in a handful of successful English films - The Prince and I, My Funny Girl, The Singing Filipina, Mahatma and the Mad Boy, he tried to get into Hindi films but none of his Hindi films from 1972 to 1983 ever worked. His career's peak period was in 1966–1974 and he was more successful in English films. He made his last film appearance in the Merchant-Ivory film Heat and Dust in 1983 which was successful.

Current activities[edit]

It is reported that Sajid had a factory in India which made costume jewellery. 'Artistic' was the name of the retail store. Actress Rekha fell in love with him in the period 1970–72 but Sajid met his future wife and broke off with Rekha. He later divorced his wife in 1990 and has a son, Sameer. He acted in films from 1957 to 1983.


Khan as "Raji" in Maya, circa 1967.


TV appearances[edit]



(Numbers in parentheses indicate Billboard Singles Chart peak positions)

  • "Getting To Know You" (#108) / "Ha Ram"—Colgems 1026 (1968)
  • "Dream" (#119) / "Someday"—Colgems 1034 (1969)


  • "Sajid"—Colgems COS-114


  1. ^ SIDHARTH BHATIA. India Psychedelic. HarperCollins India. pp. 89–. ISBN 978-93-5029-838-1. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Ahmed, Rauf (2008). Mehboob Khan (1 ed.). Delhi, India: Wisdom Tree. p. 96. ISBN 9788183281065. 
  3. ^ James Michael Hunter (5 December 2012). Mormons and Popular Culture [2 Volumes]: The Global Influence of an American Phenomenon. ABC-CLIO. pp. 244–. ISBN 978-0-313-39167-5. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  4. ^ David Mansour (1 June 2011). From Abba to Zoom: A Pop Culture Encyclopedia of the Late 20th Century. Andrews McMeel Publishing. pp. 307–. ISBN 978-0-7407-9307-3. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sajid Khan". IMDB. 

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