Sajid Khan (director)

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Sajid Khan
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Born Sajid Kamran Khan
(1971-11-23) 23 November 1971 (age 42)
Mumbai, India
Occupation Film Director, Film actor, Television presenter

Sajid Khan( born Sajid Kamran Khan on November 23, 1971 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) is an Indian film-maker, actor, script writer, talk show host and presenter.[1][2][3]

Khan debuted as a TV actor on Kehne Mein Kya Harj Hai. His directing career began Darna Zaroori Hai and then made Heyy Babyy, Housefull, Housefull 2 and the Himmatwala remake.

Khan hosted the talk show Sajid's Superstars.[4] He had hosted some of MTV India's chat shows and several award ceremonies, including Star Screen Awards four times. He judged season 5 and season 6 of the dance show Nach Baliye.

Khan's mother Menaka Irani is the sister of Honey Irani and Daisy Irani, former child stars. His father Kamran Khan was an actor. Khan has one sister, Farah Khan.


Mr Khan’s film direction talent went unnoticed throughout his teenage and youth until mobile phones came into vogue into India. In 2005, legendary director Ramgopal Verma (RGV) noticed a mobile clip made by him to instantly realize the mojo in him and offered him a movie. Little did one know that he would someday be the successor of RGV art of film making. In what would be a watershed in the field of direction in Bollywood, he made his directorial debut with the movie “Darna Zarrori hai” released in 2006. Mr Khan has since then gained expertise in “Broth or khichdi” formula, by roping in established stars which help in camouflaging flaws (if many any) in his direction or acting of anyone from the cast of the film. Mr Khan’s movies are often seen as “Critic’s paradise” who would wait for the release of his movies much like an athlete who wait for Olympics to showcase his skills. Several Unknown critics have made name by writing vitriol on his movies . Some critics claim that “a typical Sajid Khan movie receives more views on its criticism than the movie itself (Period)”.

In 2013, the release of his movie “Himmatwala” served as a litmus test for the much hyped resilience of a common man in India. Though most elite class Indians cringed back hearing the reviews, the common man showed remarkable fortitude to withstand 150 minutes of the psychological inferno. Barring a few people who lost it, most of the people got away without any visible problem, thanks to constant warnings of critics. Several international movie stars and directors like James Cameroon lauded the courage shown by the Indian movie audiences. Though a recent study indicates signs of psychological trauma, and in some cases psychosis in those people who have had watched the movie.

Recently the movie was inducted as a 4th degree torture for most dreaded terrorist in the famed Guantanamo Bay prison, a move heavily criticized by United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR).


As director
As actor


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