Sajid Khan (director)

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Sajid Khan
Sajid Khan at Arbaaz Khan’s birthday bash at Su Casa.jpg
Sajid in 2017
Born Sajid Kamran Khan
(1971-11-23) 23 November 1971 (age 46)[1]
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Film Director, film actor, television presenter
Relatives Farah Khan (sister)

Sajid Kamran Khan (born 23 November 1971)[1] is an Indian filmmaker, scriptwriter, talk show host, presenter and actor.

Early life[edit]

Khan was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, the son of former actor Kamran Khan and his wife Menaka Khan née Irani. He has one sister, Farah Khan, who is a choreographer, director, producer and actor. Farah is married to Shirish Kunder, also a producer, editor and director of films. Khan has other connections to the film industry: former actresses Honey Irani and Daisy Irani are his mother's sisters and filmmakers Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar are his maternal cousins.[2]

Khan completed his primary education from Maneckji Cooper School in Mumbai and then attended Mithibai College to complete his graduation.[3] At age 16, while yet a college student, he started DJ-ing at various parties and social events.


Khan started his career as a host of the TV show Main Bhi Detective in 1995.[4]

He then hosted a music countdown show Ikke Pe Ikka in 1996. The show entered the Limca Book of Records as the longest running countdown show to be aired on Indian television with the same host.[5]

In Kehne Mein Kya Harz Hai he played triple roles, the show made 200 episodes which were aired from 1997-2001.[6]

He also did a stand-up comedy show Sajid No. 1 in the late 1990s. His next show was Super SaIe in 2005.[7][unreliable source?] In 2008, he hosted a talk our show Sajid's Superstars and also judged India's Got Talent season 2.

Along with Terrence Lewis and Shilpa Shetty, Khan also judged Nach Baliye Season 5 (2012–13) and Nach Baliye Season 6 (2013-14).[8]

Khan started his directorial career with the movie Darna Zaroori Hai (2006), which had six short stories, in which he directed one story[9] – the story about a man going to watch movie passing through graveyard (starring Manoj Pahwa and Sarita Joshi) called The Graveyard. He then directed Heyy Babyy (2007), his first full-length effort. This was followed by Housefull (2010) and Housefull 2 (2012), all three of which were successful. This was followed by Himmatwala (2013), a critical and commercial failure. His next directorial venture was Humshakals (2014), which is generally ranked amongst the worst Indian films of all time by critics.

Khan acted in the movie Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate (1998). He also made a brief appearance in Main Hoon Na (2004), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) and Happy New Year (2014).


As director
As actor
TV Program


  1. ^ a b IANS (23 November 2015). "Farah Khan, Rishi Kapoor wishes for love, 'filminess' on Sajid Khan's birthday". The Indian Express. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sajid Khan | Directors | Koimoi". 28 April 2016. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  3. ^ "Funny Man To Know". The Telegraph. 3 January 2004. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "The moment you get too big for your boots, people will give you a kick on your posterior". 30 April 2004. Archived from the original on 14 December 2004. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  5. ^ IndiaFM News Bureau (August 15, 2007). "Live Chat: Sajid Khan on August 20 at 1500 hrs IST". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Laugh it off". India Today. 6 October 1997. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Selling Sajid's Style". Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  8. ^ Tyagi, Amit (9 October 2013). "Nach Baliye six returns with 11 new jodis ...though with same host and anchors this November". India Today. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  9. ^ "Sajid Khan says Darna Zaroori Hai". IndiaFM. Sify. 11 August 2005. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 

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