Sayied Sana Khan (born 21 August 1988) is a former Indian actress, model and dancer. She predominantly worked in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu films.
Khan began her career in modeling and went on to appear in advertisements, feature films, and television shows. She has acted in 14 films across 5 languages and has appeared in over 50 ad films. She was a contestant on the reality show Bigg Boss 6 in 2012 and became a finalist.
Sana Khan was born and raised in Mumbai (Dharavi). Her father is a Malayali Muslim from Kannur, Kerala, and her mother, Saeeda, is from Mumbai.
Sana Khan wearing this exclusive bridal jewellery by Shobha Shringar Jewellers
Sana Khan made her acting debut in the 2005 low-budget adult Hindi film Yehi Hai High Society. She subsequently started appearing in television commercials and other ads.
Khan’s debut Tamil film Silambattam, produced by Lakshmi Movie Makers, was released in December 2008. Silambarasan, the film’s lead actor, who had previously signed and then dropped her for a role in his film Kettavan, called her again for the female lead role in Silambattam after seeing her ad with Shah Rukh Khan.
She said in an interview with The Hindu, “Silambarasan came to Mumbai looking for a fresh face for his film Silambattam. There he saw me and selected me. I knew I had to work hard to make it big in the Tamil film industry”. Khan regards the film as her first break. She received praise for her portrayal of Janu, a talkative, tomboyish brahmin village girl, and won the 2009 ITFA Best New Actress Award in Singapore.