Early Life of Sajid Nadiadwala
Sajid Nadiadwala was born in the city of Mumbai in Maharashtra on 18th February 1966 to a family of famed film producers. Suleiman Nadiadwala was his father whereas Abdul Karim Nadiadwala was his grandfather. Many of his relatives such as A. K. Nadiadwala and A. G. Nadiadwala have presented several successful and notable films to the Hindi film industry. His cousin, Firoz A. Nadiadwala, presently also serves the celluloid as a film producer. Since the year 1955, his family have contributed to Bollywood by producing many hit films. By education, Sajid Nadiadwala is a lawyer.
Career of Sajid Nadiadwala
Sajid Nadiadwala began his film career with his uncle's production company as a production assistant. Later he established his own production house titled Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Pvt Ltd (NGPEL). He started his journey as a producer in the year 1992 with the movie Zulm Ki Hukumat. This was followed by many successful Bollywood flicks such as Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, Judwaa, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and many more. 1996 action romantic drama Jeet marked to be a breakthrough in his career starring Salman Khan, Karishma Kapoor and Sunny Deol and was directed by Raj Kanwar. His 2006 film Jaan-E-Mann could not perform well at the box office but garnered critical acclamations. However his company in the following year produced one of the biggest hits of the year Heyy Babyy. He included some American actors like Brandon Routh, Denise Richards and Sylvester Stallone in his 2009 venture Kambakkht Ishq. In 2010 he produced Housefull featuring Boman Irani, Lara Dutta, Deepika Padukone, Riteish Deshmukh and Akshay Kumar. In the same year he produced another successful film Anjaana Anjaani following which the sequel of Housefull titled Housefull 2 released in the year 2012 and continued the saga of his hit films. His films Highway and 2 States were also well accepted by the viewers. In 2014 he launched two debutants namely Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon in lead roles. The movie became a commercial success.
Personal Life of Sajid Nadiadwala
Sajid Nadiadwala secretly married the late actress Divya Bharti on 10th May 1992. However their marriage was short lived and Divya Bharti died the following year on 5th April after falling from her apartment building. Later in the year 2004 Nadiadwala married the former journalist Wardha Khan. The couple has two sons namely Subhan and Sufyan.
Filmography of Sajid Nadiadwala