Sajid Khan (director)

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Sajid Khan
Sajid Khan.jpg
Born Sajid Kamran Khan
(1970-11-23) 23 November 1970 (age 45)[1]
Mumbai, India
Occupation Film Director, film actor, television presenter
Relatives Farah Khan (sister)
Shirish Kunder (brother in law)

Sajid Kamran Khan (born 23 November 1970)[1] is an Indian filmmaker, scriptwriter, talk show host, presenter and actor.

Early life[edit]

Khan was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, to actor Kamran Khan and Menaka Irani. Khan has one sister, Farah Khan, who is a choreographer, director, producer and actor by profession. Shirish Kunder, who is a producer, editor and director, is his brother-in-law. Filmmakers Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar are his maternal cousins. His maternal aunts Daisy Irani and Honey Irani are Bollywood actors.[2]

Khan completed his schooling from Maneckji Cooper (ICSE) and went on to Mithibai College to complete his graduation.[3] At the age of 16, Khan started DJ-ing through college 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 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 made Heyy Babyy (2007) and directed other movies including Housefull (2010) and Housefull 2 (2012). His next directorial venture was Humshakals (2014), in which actors Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Ram Kapoor played triple roles.

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).

Personal life[edit]

Khan was engaged to model Gauhar Khan in 2003, before splitting up with her.[10]


As director
As actor


  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. 
  10. ^ "This is Sajid No. 1, seriously". The Times of India. 18 June 2003. Retrieved 2016-08-13. 
  11. ^ "Saif Ali Khan's triple avatar in 'Humshakals'". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 

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