Kamal Sadanah

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Kamal Sadanah
NameKamal Sadanah
ProfessionIndian actor, director & producer
Date of BirthOctober 21, 1970
Age (In 2024)53 Years 6 Month(s) 27 Days
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Mother TongueUrdu
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5ft 7in
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusSeparated
Wife/SpouseLisa John (Make-up artist) 1
kamal sadanah with his wife lisa john
Marriage DateJanuary 1, 2000
Son(s)Angath Sadanah
kamal sadanah with his son angath
Daughter(s)Leia Sadanah
kamal sadanah with his daughter leia
FatherBrij Sadanah (Producer & Director)
MotherSayeeda Khan (Actress)
Sister(s)Namrata Sadanah
Cousin(s)Nagma Sadanah (Actress & Politician)
Jyothika Sadanah Saravanan (Actress)
Roshini aka Radhika Sadanah (Actress)
Suraj Sadanah (Assistant Director)
Vineeta Goel Razdan (Actress)
Ajay Goel (Director)
Jyotin Goel (Director)
Sunil Goel
Other Relative(s)
Niece(s)Diya Sivakumar
Riva Razdan
Nephew(s)Dev Sivakumar
Dev Goel
Rayan Razdan (Assistant director)
Uncle(s)Chander Sadanah (Film Producer)
Vijay Sadanah
Devendra Goel (Director)
Aunt(s)Shama Kazi aka Seema Sadanah
Rajkumari Sadanah Goel
Shagufta Rafique (Writer and Director)
Grandmother (Maternal)Anwari Begum (Actress)
Brother-in-law(s)Suriya (Actor)
Vikram Razdan (Actor)
Education Details
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNew York Film Academy, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Educational QualificationFilm-making & Visual Effects course
Debut MovieBekhudi (1992)
Movies (As Actor)Salaam Venky (2022)
Victoria No. 203 (2007)
Karkash (2005)
Kaali Topi Laal Rumaal (2000)
Jaalsaaz (1999)
Mohabbat Aur Jung (1998)
Nirnayak (1997)
Angaara (1996)
Hum Hain Premi (1996)
Rock Dancer (1995)
Hum Sab Chor Hain (1995)
Jai Maa Vaishnav Devi (1995)
Baali Umar Ko Salaam (1994)
Fauj (1994)
Rang (1993)
Bekhudi (1992)
Movies (As Director)Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans (2014)
Karkash (2005)
Movies (As Producer)Victoria No. 203 (2007)
Karkash (2005)
C.I.D. (1990)
TV Show(s)Kasamh Se (2006)
Contact/Social Media Details
Kamal Sadanah is an Indian actor, director and producer. He was born on 21st October 1970 to producer and director Brij Sadanah and actress Sayeeda Khan. Kamal also had a younger sister named Namrata Sadanah.
His father was Hindu and his mother was a Muslim.
His mother, Sayeeda Khan converted to hinduism after marriage and took the name Sudha Sadanah.
Actresses Jyothika & Nagma Sadanah are his cousins as Kamal's father Brij Sadanah and Jyothika's father and Nagma's step-father Chander Sadanah were brothers.
Writer and Director Shagufta Rafique known for Awarapan (2007), Raaz – The Mystery Continues (2009), Murder 2 (2011), Jannat 2 (2012) and Raaz 3D (2012) is his mother's adopted sister. Shagufta Rafique was adopted by Kamal's maternal grandmother and yesteryear actress Anwari Begum and her second husband Mohammed Rafique. 2
Actress Vineeta Goel known for Janam Janam (1988), Zahreelay (1990) and Hum Hai Raahi CAR Ke (2013) is his cousin as Vineeta's mother Rajkumari Sadanah Goel is Brij Sadanah's sister. Vineeta was married to Vikram Razdan and has a daughter, Riva Razdan and a son, Rayan Razdan with him.
On his 20th birthday on 21st October 1990, a quarrel broke out between their parents and Brij shot everyone in the house in a drunken state including Kamal, Namrata and Sayeeda & then Brij committed suicide using the same gun. Only Kamal Sadanah, who was shot in the back of his neck survived this tragic incident. According to some reports, the main reason of the quarrel between his parents was Namrata's relationship with Abis Hasan Rizvi, who was a muslim and Brij, who was already in a stress due to his failing projects and monetary losses didn't wanted her daughter to get married with a man from a different religion. 3
It is the same Abis Hasan Rizvi, who later produced Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans (2014), He-man (2016) and T for Taj Mahal (2017). Abis Hasan Rizvi was tragically shot dead in a terrorist attack in the Reina nightclub in Istanbul on 1st January 2017 in which 39 people were killed.
He did a course in film-making and a specialised course in Visual Effects at the New York Film Academy.
Kamal Sadanah made his acting debut in Rahul Rawail's Bekhudi (1992) alongside another debutante Kajol. The movie was a box-office failure. Initially, Saif Ali Khan was all set to make his debut with 'Bekhudi' and had even completed the first shooting schedule but Rahul Rawail replaced him with Kamal due to his unprofessionalism.
He tasted success with his second movie Rang (1993) also starring late Divya Bharti, Ayesha Jhulka, Jeetendra and Amrita Singh. The songs "Tumhein Dekhen Meri Aankhein", "Teri Mohabbat Ne", "Tujhe Na Dekhoon" and "Dil Cheer Ke Dekh" composed by Nadeem–Shravan for this film are popular even today. The film was released three months after the death of Divya Bharti and it took bumper opening as this film was prompoted as Divya Bharti's last film and people wanted to see her for the last time.

After that, he starred in a string of flop movies like Fauj (1994), Baali Umar Ko Salaam (1994), Jai Maa Vaishnav Devi (1995), Hum Sab Chor Hain (1995), Rock Dancer (1995), Hum Hain Premi (1996), Angaara (1996), Nirnayak (1997), Mohabbat Aur Jung (1998), Jaalsaaz (1999) and Kaali Topi Laal Rumaal (2000).
Kamal Sadanah got married to make-up artist Lisa John on 1st January 2001. They have two children together, a son Angath Sadanah and a daughter, Leia Namrata, who was named after Kamal's late sister. His production company 'Angath Arts Private Limited' is named after his son. The couple has separated now and now Lisa lives in Goa with her parents and Kamal is staying in Mumbai. They officially filed for the divorce in 2021. Speaking about the divorce, Kamal said,
"Two people grow apart and go in different directions. Such things are happening all over and ours was one of those."

kamal sadanah with his wife lisa john and children angath and leia
He took a break from acting several years before making his directorial debut with the low-budget movie Karkash (2005) starring Kamal himself, Anup Soni and Suchitra Pillai. The film co-produced by Kamal Sadanah and Suchitra Pillai went unnoticed and was shown only at the film festivals.
In 2006, he made his television debut with a supporting role in the television serial 'Kasamh Se' which aired on Zee TV.
He produced and acted in Victoria No. 203 (2007) which was the remake of his father, Brij Sadanah's hit film Victoria No. 203 (1972). Soniya Mehra, daughter of the late actor Vinod Mehra made his acting debut with the movie. The film directed by Anant Mahadevan received negative reviews from the critics and it tanked at the box office. 4
In 2014, Kamal Sadanah wrote and directed 'Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans' starring Abhinav Shukla, Himarsha Venkatsamy and Achint Kaur. The movie received mixed reviews from the critics and did moderate business at the box-office.
He is making a comeback to acting after 15 years in Salaam Venky (2022) starring Kajol and Vishal Jethwa in the lead roles. The movie directed by Revathi is scheduled for a theatrical release on 9th December 2022. 5

  1. https://www.instagram.com/lisasadanah/[]
  2. https://www.filmfare.com/features/exclusive-at-17-i-had-turned-to-prostitution-shagufta-rafique-3346.html[]
  3. https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/tragic-life-the-filmmaker-who-shot-his-wife-son-daughter-before-killing-self-brij-sadanah-134759932.html[]
  4. https://www.rediff.com/movies/2007/aug/16look.htm[]
  5. https://www.tellychakkar.com/movie/movie-news/kajol-salaam-venky-i-had-refused-do-the-film-exclusive-221114[]
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