- 21 August 1987
- Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Sana Khan was born on August 21st 1987 in a Muslim, Pashtun background in the city of Mumbai, India. At a young age, she took up modelling and as a result decided not to pursue further education post her 12th grade. Landing her first film, Yehi Hai High Society (2005), a low budget B-movie, opened the door to small song and dance appearances in various films alongside numerous television commercials. It was her debut Tamil film, Silambattam (2008), which shot Sana into the limelight. The film garnered her large amounts of praise and accolades for her performance of a tomboyish village girl called Janu. Sana received the 2009 ITFA Best New Actress Award for this role. Hot of the heels of this success, Sana tried her luck in Telugu film industry signing up for Kalyanram Kathi and the bilingual thriller film 'Payanam'/ 'Gaganam' (hot in Tamil and Telugu respectively), the latter doing well both critically and commercially. In the same year, Sana also dipped her toes in the Kannada film industry with Kool... Sakkath Hot Maga and also acted in two further Tamil and Telugu films from 2011-2012. An appearance on the Indian reality TV series Bigg Boss, marked a turning point in Sana's career, she managed to gain a lot of popularity among viewers and she ended the show in third place.It was during her stay on the show that Bollywood superstar and Bigg Boss host, Salman Khan offered her a role in his upcoming feature, Jai Ho - where she played the role of Kavita Patil, the daughter of the film's main antagonist. Sana also made her debut in the Malayalam film industry with Climax (2013)_, where she played the role of Supriya, a character allegedly based on real-life screen siren, Silk Smitha. Taking a break from acting, Sana will return to the big screen in Wajah Tum Ho (2016), an erotic thriller helmed by Vishal Pandya (Hate Story 3) and Tom, Dick and Harry Returns (2017).