Sajid Khan

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Sajid Khan
NameSajid Khan
Full NameSajid Kamran Khan
ProfessionIndian film director, actor & host
Years Active2004-Present
Date of BirthNovember 23, 1971
Age (In 2024)52 Years 8 Month(s) 2 Days
Birth PlaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Mother TongueUrdu
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5ft 8in
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusUnmarried
Girlfriend(s)/Affair(s)Gauahar Khan (actress)
sajid khan and gauhar khan
Rakshanda Khan (actress)
sajid khan and rakshanda khan
Jacqueline Fernandez (actress)
sajid khan with jacqueline fernandez
Tamannaah Bhatia (actress)
sajid khan with tamannaah bhatia
Esha Gupta (actress)
sajid khan with esha gupta
Urvashi Dholakia (actress)
sajid khan and urvashi dholakia
FatherKamran Khan (actor, director & producer)
MotherMenaka Irani (actress)
sajid khan and farah khan childhood picture with their parents
Sister(s)Farah Khan (film director & choreographer)
sajid khan with sister farah khan
Cousin(s)Farhan Akhtar (Honey Irani's son, producer-director-writer-actor-singer)
sajid khan with his cousin farhan akhtar
Zoya Akhtar (Honey Irani's daughter, producer-director-writer)
Kabir Shukla (Daisy Irani's son)
Varsha Shukla (Daisy Irani's daughter)
Ritu Shukla (Daisy Irani's daughter, Producer)
Sabah Irani (Sarosh Irani's daughter)
Delnaaz Irani (Sarosh Irani's daughter)
Other Relative(s)
Niece(s)Anya Kunder
Diva Kunder
Shakya Akhtar
Akira Akhtar
Nephew(s)Czar Kunder
sajid khan with his nephew and nieces
Grandfather (Maternal)Noshir Irani
Grandmother (Maternal)Perin Noshir Irani aka P.N. Irani (Producer)
Uncle(s)Bunny Irani (Child Actor)
Sarosh Irani (Child Actor)
Bomi Irani (Menkaa Irani's cousin)
Perrin Irani (Menaka Irani's cousin)
Javed Akhtar (Honey Irani's ex-husband, writer & lyricist)
sajid khan with his uncle javed akhtar
K.K. Shukla (Daisy Irani's husband, writer)
Aunt(s)Daisy Irani Shukla (Actress)
Honey Irani (Actress & Writer)
Mona Rajput Irani (Sarosh Irani's wife)
Sister-in-law(s)Shibani Dandekar (Farhan Akhtar's wife, Host-Singer)
Brother-in-law(s)Shirish Kunder (Director-Writer-Editor)
sajid khan with sister farah khan and brother-in-law shirish kunder
Hadi Ali Abrar (Varsha Shukla's husband)
Education Details
SchoolManeckji Cooper Education Trust School, Mumbai, Maharashtra
CollegeMithibai College, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Educational QualificationGraduation in Psychology
Movies (As Director & Writer)100 Percent (2023)
Humshakals (2014)
Himmatwala (2013)
Housefull 2 (2012)
Housefull (2010)
Heyy Babyy (2007)
Darna Zaroori Hai (2006)
Movies (As Actor)Happy New Year (Cameo, 2014)
Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai (Cameo, 2010)
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (Cameo, 2004)
Main Hoon Na (Cameo, 2004)
Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate (1998)
Aag Se Khelenge (1989)
Deewaar (As child artist, 1975)
TV Show(s)Bigg Boss 16 (Contestant, 2022)
Laughter Challenge (Judge, 2017)
Yaaron Ki Baraat (Host, 2016)
India's Best Dramebaaz (Judge, 2015)
Nach Baliye (Judge, 2012-13)
India's Got Talent (Judge, 2010)
Kehne Me Kya Harj Hai (1998)
Ekke Pe Ekka (1996-2003)
Contact/Social Media Details (222k followers) (14.8k followers)
Other Details
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Net Worth (Approx)₹12 Crores
Sajid Khan is an Indian film director, actor and host. He was born on 23rd November 1971 to a muslim father, Kamran Khan and irani zoroastrian mother, Menaka Irani in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Famous film director and choreographer Farah Khan is his elder sister.
He revealed in an interview with Kiran Juneja that his actual birth year is 1971.
His father, Kamran Khan was an actor, director, producer & writer and his mother, Menaka Irani also acted in one film Bachpan (1963).
Kamran Khan had a very successful career at the time of his marriage with Menaka Irani, where as Menaka Irani's sister Honey Irani got married to a poor poet named Javed Akhtar and Kamran helped them by giving them an apartment to live without any rent. However, later on Kamran's film begin flopping and he lost a huge amount of money on them, where as Javed Akhtar became a successful writer and lyricist.
His parents got divorced when Sajid was still a toddler. After the divorce, Kamran Khan got married to actress Ameeta Choudhary (aka Qamar Sultana) known for Tumsa Nahin Dekha (1957) and their daughter Sabeeha Choudhary is also an actress known for Khiladi (1992), 100 Days (1991) & Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri (1990).
His father, Kamran Khan died when Sajid was just 14-years-old. 1
Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar are his cousins as they are the children of Sajid's aunt Honey Irani from her marriage with Javed Akhtar.
His sister, Farah Khan is married to Shirish Kunder, who is a director, writer & editor. They have 3 children, Anya Kunder, Diva Kunder & Czar Kunder.
Actor Ajay Devgan is his childhood friend and Ajay used to bear the expenses of Sajid's food & cigaratte. He said,
"Ajay Devgan used to pay for my food and cigarette bills as I didn't have money. I am greatly inspired by Ajay Devgan's style since childhood."

sajid khan with ajay devgan
He completed his schooling from Maneckji Cooper Education Trust School in Mumbai, Maharashtra and later graduated in Psychology from Mumbai's The Mithibai College of Arts, Chauhan Institute of Science & Amruthben Jivanlal College of Commerce and Economics.
sajid khan college ID
He failed 3 times in his class 10 board exams. 1
sajid khan in his young days
Actresses Daisy Irani & Honey Irani are his aunts and former child actors Bunny Irani & Sarosh Irani are his uncles.
Sajid begin his career as a host of the TV show 'Main Bhi Detective' in 1995 but it was a disaster and he received a lots of flak for this show.
He was offered the famous TV show 'Antakshari' but he rejected it for 'Main Bhi Detective'. Later the show went to Annu Kapoor, who ran it successfully for many years. 2
His second show as a host was music countdown show 'Ekke Pe Ekka' on Zee Cinema, which he hosted successfully for 7 years from 1996 to 2003 and it entered the Limca Book of Records as the longest-running countdown program hosted by the same person on Indian television. He followed it with another successful show Kehne Me Kya Harj Hai (1997-2001).
In the late 1990s, he tried his hands at stand-up comedy with 'Sajid No. 1' but it did not got much success.
He hosted the talk show 'Sajid's Superstars' on colors channel from between July 2008 to October 2008 and served as one of the judges for India's Got Talent - Season 2 in 2010.
He also served as one of the judges for dance-based reality television show Nach Baliye - Season 5 & 6 (2012-14) alongside Terence Lewis and Shilpa Shetty.
Sajid was of the judges of India's Best Dramebaaz - Season 2 (2015-16) alongside Vivek Oberoi & Sonali Bendre.
Sajid Khan played the role of Chander as child artist in Amitabh Bachchan & Shashi Kapoor starrer Deewaar (1975) and Sajid Khan along with Arshad Warsi was a background dancer in the 'Help Me' song in Aag Se Khelenge (1989).
He made his acting debut in Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate (1998) starring Anil Kapoor & Juhi Chawla. After that, he did small cameos in Main Hoon Na (2004), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai (2010) & Happy New Year (2014).
He began his directorial & screenwriter career by directing & writing one of the six stories in Ram Gopal Varma's Darna Zaroori Hai (2006).
After that, he directed Heyy Babyy (2007) starring Akshay Kumar, Fardeen Khan, Riteish Deshmukh & Vidya Balan. The film was a box-office success.
He followed with Housefull (2010) & Housefull 2 (2012) and both of them were commercial success at the box-office.
His next two movies Himmatwala (2013) & Humshakals (2014) were critical and commercial failures.
He is directing the movie '100 Percent' starring John Abraham, Riteish Deshmukh, Shehnaaz Gill & Nora Fatehi. The film is scheduled to be released in 2023.
Sajid was in a very serious relationship with actress Rakshanda Khan for 10 years. Rakshanda got married to actor Sachin Tyagi, a divorcee with 2 daughters, Pari Tyagi & Saadhvi Tyagi from his first marriage on 15 March 2014. Their daughter, Enaya Tyagi was born in December 2014.

There were rumors about Sajid Khan dating Tamannaah Bhatia during the making of Himmatwala (2013). However, Tamannaah denied having an affair with Sajid and called him brother. She said, "These rumours are very funny and baseless. The Director Sajid is like my Brother and he calls treats me as his younger Sister and is quite protective of me. I tied a Rakhi to Sajid during the shoot of Himmatwala."

According to rumors, Sajid Khan and Esha Gupta allegedly used to live together during the time of Humshakals (2014). However, Esha denied dating him and said she already have a steady boyfriend. Esha said, "I have a steady boyfriend. Why would I date Sajid Khan? I hate rumours which imply that I can't get work unless I sell my soul. Merit counts."

Sajid Khan started dating Jacqueline Fernandez during the time of Housefull 2 (2012) but they broke up in 2013. Sajid said, "While we broke up in May 2013, in reality right from December 2012, it started becoming sour. So you are already preparing your mind in those five months. Also, when you don’t have a woman in your life, you don’t have someone constantly nagging you, so you end up working better and are more focused. I went for a holiday with her for five days in the middle of making Himmatwala and felt so bad when the film didn't do well. For Humshakals, I have not taken a single holiday."

He had an affair with actress Gauahar Khan and the couple got engaged in 2003 in a hush-hush ceremony but their engagement was later called off. Speaking about their breakup Sajid said, "Uss waqt mera character bohot dheela tha. Mai uss waqt ladkiyon ke sath bhaar ghoom raha tha aur bohot jhoot bol raha tha. Maine aise koi badtameezi nahin ki but har ladki ko, 'I love you, will you marry me' bolta tha. (In those days, I had a very bad character and i used to go around with girls and lie to them. Although I never misbehaved with anyone, I used to propose to everyone)." 4

He was also linked up with actress Urvashi Dholakia. According to media reports, they came closer after Urvashi's twin sons, Sagar Dholakia and Kshitij Dholakia started working as assistant directors in Humshakals (2014). Urvashi denied dating Sajid and said, "People don't know that I have known Sajid for 15 years. I have worked with him. He's been a friend. Yes, I asked him to get my boys as ADs on his sets, but then I have asked Ekta (Kapoor) to help them out too. Does that mean that I am having an affair with her too? They want to be actors eventually, but I have told my sons that this is the best way to start out by learning the basics. My poor boys have got nothing to do with all this. Fortunately, I had prepared them for all this so they were not shocked when these reports came out.". 5
In 2018, Several women came out to share their #MeToo experiences against Sajid Khan, following which he had to step down as the director of Housefull 4 (2019) & was replaced by Farhad Samji and was also suspended from the Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA) for a year.

On 11th October 2018, Saloni Chopra, his then assistant director and aspiring actress was the first woman to raise her voice against Sajid Khan. She shared through her blog on about how Sajid used to harass her during the time she was assisting him. She wrote,
"When I first started working for Sajid, he said I was a 'director's assistant' and not an 'assistant director' which apparently meant that I'd have to do his work directly. I was okay with that. Slowly, he started calling at really odd hours. If I didn't pick up I was told it didn't matter to him if I was shitting or showering or having sex, when he called — I had to answer. I was petrified. The calls started coming at 12 am and 2 am. He said the industry never sleeps and work happens at all hours… except he wasn't talking about work. He'd ask me what I'm wearing or what I ate. He'd ask me to send him my bikini photos because he needed to know how I looked if I wanted to become an actor." 6

After seeing Saloni's tweet, actress Rachel White known for Ungli (2014) also shared about her uncomfortable encounter with Sajid Khan. She told that Khan called her at his home for auditions and asked to go directly to his bedroom and also asked her to strip for him. She said that she received a call from Sajid Khan's team for a role as a third lead in the movie Humshakals (2014). Later, she gave a call to Sajid to talk about her role in the film, but he talked in a very creepy manner. Rachel said,

"The first thing he said to me on call was 'Hello! Bengal Tigress! You Bongs are so hot, man!'. I asked him how did he know I was from Kolkata because I found that very creepy. I thought to myself, 'How does this guy know? I haven't given it out yet.' So, he goes like, 'I checked you on Google darling'."

When Rachel interrupted him and said that this call was regarding the film, Sajid asked her to come at his home for the auditions and when she refused the offer saying that she would meet him at his office only, Sajid said that she does not need to worry as his mother would be at home. But when she reached at his home, his mother was not present and Sajid started talking to her about the private parts of her body. She shared,

"When he asked me about my b***s, he got off his treadmill and I was standing right in front of the treadmill, leaning on the wall, in the most uncomfortable spot wondering where I am. He was staring directly at my b***s and he was asking me, 'Are they real?' And he poked his finger into my cl****ge. I just moved away from him. I don't know what my reaction should have been. Ideally, I would slap a guy but then you know you have 'Sajid Khan' in front of you. You think, 'Can I do this? Or not?' So, I was standing there, laughing like a buffoon."

Sajid did not stop there and asked her to strip for him as there are bikini scenes in the film but she refused to do that and told him that she had already sent her bikini portfolio to him. But he did not stop there and asked her to seduce him. She said,

"I was so pissed. I really didn't know what had just happened. I had met the creepiest man in my entire life! This is not a horny person, this is not even about s**. He is just sick and a pervert and you can see it on his face."

Rachel then decided to opt out of the film and her role was later offered to Bipasha Basu but even Bipasha was not comfortable on the sets of the film. She told in an interview,

"He cracked lewd jokes openly and was pretty rude to all girls, (though) he never ever did the same with me. I had sworn never to work in a humiliating environment for women ever again after Humshakals. Everyone knows I dissociated from the film for exactly this reason. I made it loud and clear."

Karishma Upadhyay, a journalist took to her twitter to share the incident of harassment by Sajid Khan while interviewing him in the early 2000s. She wrote on Twitter,
"The first time I interviewed Sajid Khan in the early 2000s, he called me to the house he shared with his sister. Through the interview he talked about how large his p**** is & how he knew how to satisfy a woman. I ignored his trash talk & got back on track with my interview. He walked out of the room to show me some DVD from his collection. When he returned, his p**** was out. I got up to leave immediately only to find him blocking the way out. And, he forced his tongue down my throat. I pushed him away and ran out. I cried all the way in the train from Vile Parle to VT. I got back to my office and wrote his interview because that was my job.

A few years later, I had to work with Sajid when I was at MTV. Initially, I wanted to find a way to not work on that show. Then I realised, why should I let go of an opportunity because a man can't keep his d*** in his pants. At the end of the first meeting, I forewarned him about behaving himself. I'll never forget what he said to me "You are fatter than you used to be I won't touch you with a barge pole." And then he laughed.

In response, Sajid tweeted back "In the wake of the allegations against me and the pressure being put on my family, my producer and the stars of my film 'Housefull 4', I must take the moral responsibility of stepping down from my directorial post, till the time I can allay the allegations and prove the truth... I request my friends in the media to kindly not pass judgment till the truth is out."

'Lipstick Under My Burkha' actress Aahana Kumra also alleged that Sajid asked her inappropriate questions when she met him regarding work. She told that Sajid had asked her, "Would you have sex with a dog if I gave you Rs 100 crore?"

Actress Mandana Karimi revealed that Khan made inappropriate remarks when she visited his office to discuss a role in Humshakals (2014). Mandana said,

"I was in talks for Sajid Khan's Humshakals at the casting stage. My manager and I visited his office. After meeting producer Vashu Bhagnani, I was in a room with Sajid, when he said, 'Lovely pictures but you need to remove your clothes. If I like what I see, you might get the part." 7

Actress Simran Suri said that Sajid called her at his house to discuss regarding a role in his film Himmatwala (2013) and asked her to strip. When she refused, he started shouting at her saying, "I am a director. I will have to see your body." and pulled down her top. She shouted back at him and immediately left his house.

Sherlyn Chopra alleged that Sajid Khan had asked her to touch his private parts. "When I had met him in April 2005, a few days after my father's demise, he had taken his p**** out of his pants and had asked me to feel it. I remember having told him that I know how a p**** feels like & that the purpose of my meeting with him was not to feel or rate his p****.", Sherlyn said.

Marina Kuwar also accused Sajid Khan and Bhushan Kumar of sexually harassing her in 2018. 8

Jiah Khan's sister, Karishma Khan also alleged that the late actress also faced sexual harassment from Sajid Khan. Karishma told,
"Sajid Khan asked Jiah to take off her top and her bra. She didn't know what to do, she said the filming hasn't even begun yet and this is happening. She came home and cried."

In September 2020, Dimple Paul revealed that Sajid Khan had harassed her under the excuse of casting her in 'Housefull' when she was just 17-years-old. 9
He is currently seen as a contestant in Colors TV's reality show Bigg Boss 16. Apart from him Gori Nagori, Abdu Rozik, Ankit Gupta, Sumbul Touqeer Khan, MC Stan, Archana Gautam, Sreejita De, Gautam Singh Vig, Priyanka Chahar Choudhary, Shiv Thakare, Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia, Manya Singh, Tina Datta, Soundarya Sharma and Shalin Bhanot are fighting to lift the Bigg Boss 16 trophy.