BollyCurry introduces a brand new column for its readers - Then & Now
an article featuring those who started their filmy career as child
actors and have now returned as adults. The very first one caught it the
webs of Then & Now
is none other than the extremely energetic, Sana Saeed!
to a Muslim family in Mumbai, Sana Saeed Khan debuted in Bollywood at
the tender age of ten with one of Karan Johar's most appreciated and
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, playing
the role of Anjali, Rahul's (Shah Rukh Khan) daughter.
She portrayed a pivotal role of ensuring Rahul reunited with his
college-love Anjali (Kajol), on the request of her late mother, Tina
(Rani Mukherjee). The film won Saeed a Sansui Viewers Choice Award for
Best Child Actress. Her career then went on to see her playing roles in
movies such as Badal
and Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega
in the year 2000.
Saeed took a break from the world of Bollywood to focus on her studies.
She returned in 2008 for television shows such as Fox Kids and Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na. She also played the lead role of Pooja in SAB Tv's show, Lo Ho Gayi Pooja Iss Ghar Ki.
In 2012, Saeed resumed her previous Bollywood rise with her pairing once again with Karan Johar in the movie Student of the Year. Starring opposite
three new comers as Tanya Israni - the haughty character that loved
Rohan (Varun Dhawan) and left no chance to humiliate Shanaya (Alia
Bhatt), she played a glamorous cheerleader and left the
audience reminiscing her superb acting skills.
Returning to television industry, Saeed entered as a wild card participant in the reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa (season
6) with partner Tushar Kalia, exiting the platform in 6th position and
numerously praised for her energy level and love for dance. During her
time on the stage, it was evident and often demonstrated just how much
Karan Johar had a parental soft corner for her in his heart, mostly from
witnessing her grow up before his very eyes. Post this dancing stint,
Saeed hosted the review show for MTV Splitsvilla 6 "Sexy Sana'.
- Saeed's all three child roles in movies were with Rani Mukherjee.
- At the age of 10, she refused Hum Panchi Ek Daal Ke, directed by Rahul Gupta, as it conflicted with her studies.
- She was chosen from 200 other candidates to play Anjali in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
is quite evident that this sexy lass is here to prosper further in the
industry, given her talent in dancing and acting, bagging numerous shows
and movies. BollyCurry wishes Sana the very best for her future and
hopes to see her again onscreen very soon!
Writer: Khushi P.
Editor(s): Fariha L. and Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Aanchal V.