Name: Sana Khan
Birthdate: 21st of August, 1987
Marital Status: Unmarried
Awards: In the year 2009 at Singapore, Sana Khan received the prestigious ITFA Best Actress Award for her debut Tamil flick, ‘Silambattam’.
Biography: Sana Khan was born on the 21st of August in the year 1987 in a Muslim, Pashtun background in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra. Sana’s father comes from Kannur in Kerala whereas Saeeda, her mother is from Mumbai. At a ripe age, Sana joined modelling and hence she did not pursue her education post her 12th grade. Her very first film was ‘YehiHai High Society’, a low budget movie which was released in the month of March in 2005. Soon after this, Sana started appearing in numerous ad films and television commercials.
It was her debut Tamil flick ‘Silambattam’ through which Sana came into the limelight. This film was directed by Saravanan and had NedumundiVenu, Kishore, Sneha, Santhanam, Prabhu and Silambarasan in the cast crew. Sana received large amounts of praise and accolades for her performance in the film where she played the character role of a tomboyish, talkative village girl called Janu. Sana received the 2009 ITFA Best New Actress Award for this film.
The following year in 2010 Sana’s next Tamil flick ‘ThambikkuIndhaOoru’ was released which did not do well at the box office. Next up, Sana tried her luck in the Telugu industry signing up for Mallikharjun’s ‘KalyanramKathi’. Next in 2011 Sana was seen in the bilingual thriller film ‘Payanam’/ ‘Gaganam’ (hot in Tamil and Telugu respectively). This film which had the theme of aeroplane hijack, received numerous positive remarks. Same year, Sana also signed up for her first Kannada film called ‘Kool… Sakkath Hot Maga’, directed by Ganesh. In the month of September in 2011, Sana Khan’s next Tamil flick, ‘AayiramVilakku’ was released where she enacted the character role of a Madurai girl. Her last film was in the year 2012 when she starred in ‘Mr.Nookayya’, a Telugu flick directed by AniKanneganti and starring KritiKharbanda, Manoj Manchu and Sana Khan herself. Here Sana plays the role of a waitress working in a pub.
Sana Khan would be making her debut in the Malayalam film industry with the film ‘Climax’. She also played the role of Silk Smitha in the Kannada flick, ‘Dirty Picture: Silk SakkathMaga’, which is a film based on the Bollywood film, ‘The Dirty Picture’, starring VidyaBalan. Besides this, Sana has also signed up for her sixth Tamil project, a film called ‘Thalaivan’ which is being produced by the Blue Ocean Pictures productions house. She has also started working on the sets of ‘Mental’ directed by Sohail Khan and starring Salman Khan, Daisy Shah, Tabu, MukulDev, Vatsal Seth, YashTonk and Ashmit Patel.She would be playing the female lead along Salman Khan.
Sana Khan is well known for her popular item numbers. Her first such item number was in a song in the Tamil flick, ‘E’. Next up in the month of July in 2007, Sana starred in a music video in ‘Bombay to Goa’, a Hindi film directed by Raj Pendurkar. She had also acted for a music video in Abbas Ali Mirza’s album ‘Sitam- Peak of Passion’. Her dance performance in the song ‘Billo Rani’ in the 2007 Hindi flick ‘DhanDhanDhan Goal’ became very popular. Besides films, Sana also danced in one episode of the television show, ‘MeriDoliTereAngana’, aired on Zee TV.
Sana Khan had appeared in numerous television commercials and advertisements, some with famous Bollywood actors. A notable commercial was the one with Shahrukh Khan in July, 2007. She had even done three commercials with Salman Khan, of which two was for Yatra.com. She even got the opportunity to work with Akshay Kumar in an Xbox 360 game console advertisement. Some other eminent personalities with whom Sana Khan had worked with in advertisement films include KarishmaKotak, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and HrithikRoshan. In the month of October in 2012, she participated in the sixth edition of the television reality show called ‘Bigg Boss’. Throughout her stay in the Bigg Boss house, Sana managed to gain a lot of popularity from the viewers and she ended the season in the third position.
Her filmography include ‘YehHai High Society’ (2005), ‘E’ (2006), ‘Bombay to Goa’ (2007), ‘DhanDhanDhan Goal’ (2007), ‘Silambattam’ (2008), ‘HallaBol’ (2008), ‘ThambikkuIndhaOoru’ (2010), ‘KalyanramKathi’ (2010), ‘Ganganam’ (2011), ‘Payanam’ (2011), ‘Kool… Sakkath Hot Maga’ (2011), ‘AayiramVilakku’ (2011), ‘Mr.Nookayya’ (2012), ‘Climax’ (2013), ‘Thalaivan’ (2013) and ‘Mental’ (2013).