Sajid Nadiadwala

18 February 1966 | Aquarius

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Sajid Nadiadwala

Sajid Nadiadwala

Sajid Nadiadwala, is an Indian film producer and owner of the renowned production house, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Having been in the industry for over two decades, he has hits like Heyy Babyy, Housefull and Highway to his credit and has also directed the blockbuster, Kick.

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Sajid Nadiadwala, is an Indian film producer and owner of the renowned production house, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Having been in the industry for over two decades, he has hits like Heyy Babyy, Housefull and Highway to his credit and has also directed the blockbuster, Kick. Nadiadwala started his career as a production assistant in his uncle's production house before establishing his own company - Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Private Limited in 1992. The same year, he released the first production Zulm Ki Hukumat starring Dharmendra and Govinda, followed by Waqt Hamara Hai (1993). Jeet (1996) was a turning point in his career and the production house instantly gained recognition. Next in line were Judwaa (1997), Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega (2000) and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004). His production, Jaan-E-Mann (2006), failed at the box office despite high expectations and critical appreciation. In 2009, he found success again with Heyy Babyy (2009), which was a huge hit. This was followed by the rom-com Kambakkht Ishq (2009), featuring Hollywood actors Denise Richards, Sylvester Stallone and Brandon Routh along with Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor Khan. In spite of the ensemble cast, the movie failed to create an impact on the audiences and critics. He then made Housefull (2010), Anjaana Anjaani (2010), Housefull 2 (2012), Teri Meri Kahaani (2012), Highway (2014), 2 States (2014), the award winning Marathi flick Lai Bhaari (2014) and Heropanti (2014), which was a commercial success. Nadiadwala debuted as a director with the Salman Khan starrer, Kick (2014), which crossed the 200 crore mark at the box office, thus becoming the biggest hit for a debutant director. His upcoming productions are Tamasha (2015), Baaghi (2015), Dishoom (2016), Housefull 3 (2016) and Kick 2 (2017). Sajid will also be directing Kick 2, along with producing it. Sajid was married to actress Divya Bharti but married journalist Warda Khan in 2004, after Divya’s tragic death in 1993. Sajid and Warda have two kids - Subhan and Sufyan.

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