Kamal Sadanah is an Indian actor, producer, and director.
Kamal Sadanah was born on Wednesday, 21 October 1970 in Mumbai, India. He did a course at the New York Film Academy to learn the technical aspects of film-making, and a specialized course in Visual Effects.
A teenage picture of Kamal Sadanah
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Weight (approx.): 60 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
His father, Brij Sadanah, was a renowned Indian film producer and director, who made popular films like “Do Bhai” (1969), “Yakeen” (1969), “Chori Mera Kaam” (1975), and “Professor Pyarelal” (1981).
Kamal Sadanah’s father Brij Sadanah
His mother, Sayeeda Khan, was an Indian actress.
Kamal Sadanah’s mother Sayeeda Khan
He had a sister, Namrata Sadanah, who was also an actress.
Wife & Children
Kamal Sadanah got married to make-up artist Lisa John on 1 January 2000. The couple was blessed with two children, a son Angath and a daughter Leia. In 2021, the couple parted ways after 21 years of their marriage.
Kamal Sadanah with his wife and children
According to some media outlet reports, Kamal Sadanah was in a relationship with Raveena Tandon, Ritu Shivpuri, and Pooja Bhatt.
Kamal Sadanah made his acting debut with the film “Bekhudi” in 1992, opposite Kajol, however, the film didn’t perform well at the box office.
Poster of the film ‘Bekhudi’
The actor got immense success with his next film “Rang” (1993), in which he played a lead role along with the late actress, Divya Bharti.
Poster of the film ‘Rang’
In 2005, he acted in the film “Karkash;” he also directed this film. He played a villain in the film “Victoria No. 203: Diamonds Are Forever” (2007); and was also the producer of the film. In 2022, he appeared in the film “Salaam Venky” along with his debut film co-star Kajol, after a long gap of 15 years. Some of his famous films include “Fauj” (1994), “Jai Maa Vaishnav Devi” (1995), “Angaara” (1996), and “Mohabbat Aur Jung” (1998).
In 2006, Kamal Sadanah played the role of Mohan Khandelwal in the TV serial “Kasamh Se” which aired on Zee TV.
He made his directorial debut with the film “Karkash” in 2005, starring himself, Suchitra Pillai, and Anup Soni. In 2014, he directed another film “Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans.”
Kamal Sadanah started handling the production department of his father’s production house by the age of 20. He made his debut as a producer with the film “C.I.D” in 1990, starring Vinod Khanna. In 2007, he produced the film “Victoria No. 203: Diamonds Are Forever” which is a remake of his father’s film with the same title.
- On 21 October 1990, Kamal’s father, Brij Sadanah committed suicide after shooting his wife and daughter dead with his licenced gun. In an interview, Kamal told that his parents used to fight regularly, and they had a quarrel on that morning too. He said,
Mom and dad had had an argument on the morning of my birthday. By the evening, Dad had consumed more than his share of alcohol. I left with my friends for my birthday celebrations. We came back to the bungalow a little after midnight and were hanging out in my room. On hearing gunshots, we all came running down.”
- Film producer, Chander Sadanah is the uncle of Kamal Sadanah. The Indian actresses Jyothika and Nagma (Chander Sadanah’s daughters) are his cousins.
- After his parent’s and sister’s death, he used to live in his bungalow with a staff of 15 members.