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:

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

  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

 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

 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

 Untitled

 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
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