This article is about the Indian actress born in 1987. For the Pakistani actress who died in 2014, see Babar Khan.
Sana Khan is an Indian actress, model and dancer.Khan began her career in modelling and went on to appear in advertisements and feature films. She has appeared in south Indian films, TV commercials, dance performances in films in special appearance, and for a reality television show. She has acted in 14 films across 5 languages and has appeared in over 50 ad films.
Sana Khan was born in Mumbai. She was raised in Mumbai. Her father is originally from Kannur, Kerala; and her mother, Saeeda, is from Mumbai. Khan completed her high school (12th grade) from Mumbai and did not pursue any further studies as she became involved in modelling at an early age.
Khan made her acting debut in the low-budget adult Hindi film Yehi Hai High Society, which was released in March 2005. She subsequently started appearing in television commercials and other ad films.Khan’s debut Tamil film Silambattam was produced by Lakshmi Movie Makers, and was released in December 2008. Silambarasan, the film’s lead actor, who had vainly tried to sign her for a role in his film Kettavan, called her again for the female lead role in Silambattam after seeing her ad with Shahrukh 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 a talkative, tomboyish brahmin village girl named Janu in the film,and won the 2009 ITFA Best New Actress Award in Singapore.Khan lives in Mumbai with her mother.
On 1 May 2013, Khan was accused of kidnapping a 15 years old girl allegedly forcibly marrying her to her cousin. She denied the allegations and was later granted bail in the case.
On 29 October 2014, Khan was arrested, along with her boyfriend and a servant, after police received a complaint alleging criminal intimidation and molestation of a media consultant. They were granted bail on the same day.