Sajid Nadiadwala

Sajid Nadiadwala

Name: Sajid Nadiadwala

Birthdate: 18th February, 1966

Zodiac: Aquarius

Marital Status:In 1992, Sajid Nadiadwala tied the knot with actress Divya Bharti, but she soon passed away on the 5th of April, 1993. Later on he got married to Wardha Khan, a former journalist and they are the parents of two sons, Sufyan and Subhan.


Sajid Nadiawala frequently casts Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar in most of his films.


Early life: Sajid Nadiadwala was born on 18th February 1966 in city of Mumbai, India into a family of successful movie producers. Since 1955, his family has brought out more than 200 films. Suleiman Nadiadwala was his father and Abdul Karim Nadiadwala, his grandfather. He is married to Wardha Khan, a former journalist and they have two sons- Subhan and Sufyan.

Career in brief: NGEPL is a third generation film production company. It traces its foundation to a family celebrating over 50 years of cinema, and has given the Indian film industry some of its most notable films. Having successfully produced hits, such as ‘Inspector’ – its first film, ‘Taj Mahal’ and ‘Chitralekha’ (all produced by Sajid Nadiadwala’s grandfather, Abdul Karim Nadiadwala), the production banner has produced over 200 films, since its inception in 1955.

Sajid Nadiadwala has carried on the legacy of the family with numerous hits under the banner of Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, including ‘Judwaa’ (1997), ‘Jeet’ (1996), ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ (2004), ‘Housefull 2’ (2012), ‘Housefull’ (2010) and ‘Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega’ (2000). His 2006 released film Jaan-E-Mann was an all time blockbuster and was thoroughly critically appreciated. His 2007 release Heyy Babyy was amongst the year’s biggest hits. Continuing with the hit saga his Housefull (2010), Housefull2 (2012) and many more became much loved and successful movies of all times.

Bollywood graph: His first successful breakthrough came up with the 1996 action romantic drama, ‘Jeet’, starring Salman Khan, Sunny Deol, Karisma Kapoor and directed by Raj Kanwar. Post ‘Jeet’ most of his movies are starring majorly Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar.

The ups and down continued in his career graph. The 2006 film titled ‘Jaan-E-Maan’ despite having lots of expectations and critical appreciated, failed to create much of an impact at the box office. However subsequent year in 2007, the Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Heyy Babyy’ became a huge hit. In 2009, Sajid came out with an international rom-com titled ‘Kambakkht Ishq’. This movie initially received a lot of media exposure due to the presence of renowned Hollywood actors like Denise Richards, Sylvester Stallone and Brandon Routh.

Following this average –rated flick, was a huge success gaining movie Houseull (2010) starring Deepika Padukone, Ritesh Deshmukh, Akshay Kumar, Boman Irani and Lara Dutta. That same year on the 1st of October, 2010, Sajid released ‘Anjaana Anjaani’, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. This movie as well inspite of having high expectations did not create much excitement at the box-office. ‘Housefull 2’ which he released on the 5th of April, 2012 was in turn another successful and a declared blockbuster.

Upcoming ventures:

The enlisted projects for NGEPL are as follows:

1. Highway

Directed by: Imtiaz Ali
Produced by: Nadiadwala Grandsons Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (NGEPL) & Window Seats of Imitiaz Ali
Story by: Imtiaz Ali
Starring: Randeep  Hooda, Alia Bhatt
Music By: A.R. Rahman
Release Date: 13th Dec, 2013

2. Heropanti

Directed by: Sabbir Khan
Produced by: Nadiadwala Grandsons Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (NGEPL)
Music by: Sajid Wajid
Starring: Tiger Shroff & Kriti Sanon
Release Date: 21st Feb, 2014

3. 2 States

Directed by: Abhishek Varman
Produced by: Nadiadwala Grandsons Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (NGEPL) & Dharma Productions
Story by: Chetan Bhagat & Sreerag Nambiar
Based on-:Two Staes By Chetan Bhagat
Starring: Arjun Kapoor  & Alia Bhatt
Music by: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Release Date: 25th April, 2014

4. Kick

Directed by: Sajid Nadiadwala
Produced by: by Sajid Nadiadwala
Story by: Sajid Nadiadwala
Dialogues: Rajat Arora
Screenplay by: Chetan Bhagat
Starring: Salman Khan & Jacqueline Fernandez
Release: Eid, 2014

5. Phantom

Directed by: Kabir Khan
Produced by: Nadiadwala Grandsons Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (NGEPL)
Starring: Saif Ali Khan
Music: Pritam

Movies under his production:
The movies under the production of Sajid Nadiadwala are as such: Zulm Ki Hukumat, Waqt Humara Hai, Andolan, Jeet, Judwa, Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Jaan-E-Maan, Heyy babyy!, Kambhhakt Ihq, Housefull, Anjana Anjani, Housefull 2