Sajid Khan (director)

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Sajid Khan
Sajid Khan.jpg
Born Sajid Kamran Khan
Mumbai, India
Occupation Film Director, Film actor, Television presenter

Sajid Kamran Khan (born November 23, 1971) is an Indian filmmaker, scriptwriter, talk show host, presenter and actor, known for his wit and sense of humour.[1]

Personal Life[edit]

Khan was born on 23rd November, 1971 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, to actor Kamran Khan and Menaka Irani. Sajid 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.[2] His aunts, Daisy Irani and Honey Irani are Bollywood veterans.[3]

Known for his sense of humour, Khan entered the Entertainment Industry to make it to the big screen. Among the great comedians, he idolizes Groucho Marx, then Kishore Kumar and the third in the list is Kader Khan.[4]

Early Life and Education[edit]

  • Khan completed his schooling from Maneckji Cooper (ICSE) and went on to Mithibai College to complete his graduation.
  • At the age of 16, Sajid started DJ-ing through college at various parties and social events and started getting popular of his jokes and one liners in between songs which led to his debut on television in a show called “Main Bhi Detective”.
  • A film buff, Sajid used to take his neighbour who was a wedding videographer and make amateur films with his equipment.


Khan started his career as a host of the TV show Main Bhi Detective in 1995.[5]

He then hosted a music countdown show ‘Ikke Pe Ikka’ on Zee Cinema – 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.[6]

In ‘Kehne Mein Kya Harz Hai’ he played triple role and also introduced ham scenes, the show made 200 episodes which were aired from 1997-2001 on Sony TV.[7]

He also did a stand-up comedy show Sajid No.1 on Star Plus in the late 1990s. His next show Super SaIe was an Indian version of Sale of the Century which came in the year 2005.[8] In 2008, he hosted a talk show Sajid's Superstars also judged India's Got Talent Season 2 both on Colors.

Along with Terrence Lewis and Shilpa Shetty, Sajid also judged Nach Baliye Season 5 (2012-13) [9] and Nach Baliye Season 6 (2013-14). [10]

Khan has credible experience of hosting award ceremonies and has hosted Star Screen Awards 4 years in a row, Apsara Awards, StarDust Awards, Sansui Viewers Choice Awards & Zee Awards.

Khan started his directorial career with the movie Darna Zaroori Hai (2006) which had six short stories, in which he helmed 1 story – the story about an imaginary ghost (starring Amitabh Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh) called the graveyard. He then made Heyy Babyy which was well received at the box-office (2007) 54 days shooting. He went on to direct other movies like Housefull (2010) and Housefull 2 (2012) which fared well at the box office. He also directed the remake of Himmatwala (2013). His next directorial venture was Humshakals (2014), in which actors Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Ram Kapoor played triple roles.

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

His next film is for Disney UTV Motion Pictures to roll in early 2016.


As director
As actor


  1. ^ Sajid Khan /
  2. ^ Sajid Khan Wiki and Biography
  3. ^ Sajid Khan
  4. ^ InterviewwithtelevisionanchorSajidKhan
  5. ^ Interview with television anchor Sajid Khan
  6. ^ Live Chat: Sajid Khan on August 20 at 1500 hrs IST
  7. ^ Laugh it off
  8. ^ Selling Sajid's Style
  9. ^ Nach Baliye 5: Shilpa Shetty, Sajid Khan and Terence Lewis confirmed as judges
  10. ^ Nach Baliye six returns with 11 new jodis ...though with same host and anchors this November
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