Sajid Khan is a Bollywood director, producer and even actor. He was born on November 23, 1970. Before making debut as an actor and director, he was a popular TV host who claimed recognition in TV medium. Since the early days of television, he gained popularity as talk show hosts and was among the most popular personalities in the medium.
Sajid Khan’s sister is
Farah Khan, who made her break as the director with Shahrukh Khan film’
Om Shanti Om’, and also a renowned choreographer in Bollywood. Sajid became popular as a judge for Nach Baliye Season 5 and Nach Baliye Season 6 in Indian television. The actor made a cameo appearance in films like, 'Main Hoon' and Happy New Year.
Sajid Khan's mother Menaka is the sister of Honey Irani and Daisy Irani, former child stars. Her father is Kamran Khan. When their parents' marriage broke up, Farah and Sajid were shuttled between different homes. Even Bollywood personalities such as
Farhan Akhtar and
Zoya Akhtar are his maternal cousins. His turning point in career came, when he directed films like
Heyy Babyy, Housefull, Housefull 2, Himmatwala and Humshakals.
He tried to remake the old version of Himmatwala9 Sridevi- Jeetendra) and the film flopped badly. He is an ardent fan of Jeetendra’s movies and also personally has a like for Amitabh and Rajinikanth. Since he had seen the movie Himmatwala umpteen times in his childhood, he directed the movie again with
Ajay Devgan. Since his father was alcoholic, he never took up to drinking in his personal life.
Besides acting, the actor took an interest in DJ-ing and has performed well in several parties and social events. Sajid Khan is now busy with Housefull-3, which has
Riteish Deshmukh in pivotal roles. He has excelled as a TV host and now as a director, but was never good at studies.