Sajid Khan (II)

23 November 1971 | Sagittarius

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Sajid Khan (II)

Sajid Khan (II)

After marking his entry in television as an anchor and a comedian, Sajid Khan turned into film direction with the commercially successful film, Heyy Babyy followed by blockbusters like Housefull and Housefull 2.

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After marking his entry in television as an anchor and a comedian, Sajid Khan turned into film direction with the commercially successful film, Heyy Babyy followed by blockbusters like Housefull and Housefull 2. Born in Mumbai to actor Kamran Khan and Menaka Irani, Sajid Khan completed his schooling from Maneckji Cooper School and Mithibai College where he used to work as a DJ in come college events and parties. Sajid made his debut as a host of the show Main Bhi Detective (1995) followed by hosting countdown show, Ikke Pe Ikka (1996) which entered the Limca Book of Records as the longest running countdown show with the same host. He introduced ham scenes and played a triple role in the show, Kehne Mein Kya Harz Hai (1997-2001) followed by hosting the game show, Super Sale (2005-06) on Star One. After a successful TV career, Sajid made his debut as a director with a small story in the anthology film, Darna Zaroori Hai (2006) which went unnoticed. Hence, he made his feature film directorial debut with Heyy Babyy (2007) which was a critical and commercial success. His next venture came after a gap of three years with Housefull (2010) which was panned by the critics but was a commercial success followed by its sequel Housefull 2 (2012) which received better reviews than its predecessor and was a major commercial success. His next film, Himmatwala (2013) which was an official remake of the 1983 film having the same name was panned by critics and was a box office flop. His latest directorial venture, Humshakals (2014) was massively panned by critics with some terming it to be one of the worst films ever made in Bollywood history and was even a commercial disaster. Apart from film direction, Sajid made his debut as an actor in the film, Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate (1998) in a pivotal role followed by blink and miss cameos in films like Main Hoon Na (2004), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) and Happy New Year (2014). He also hosted the talk show, Sajid’s Superstars (2008) and was a judge on reality shows like India’s Got Talent Season 2, Nach Baliye Seasons 5 & 6 (2012-14). Sajid is the brother of famous choreographer and director, Farah Khan who is married to editor-director, Shirish Kunder with actor-director, Farhan Akhtar and director Zoya Akhtar being their maternal cousins and actors Daisy Irani and Honey Irani being their aunts.

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