Kamal Sadanah Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Kamal Sadanah

Kamal Sadanah is an Indian actor, producer, and director. He is the son of the popular Indian filmmaker Brij Sadanah. The actor lost his entire family on his 20th birthday after his father shot himself after killing his mother and sister.


Kamal Sadanah was born on Wednesday, 21 October 1970 (age 52 years; as of 2022) 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

A teenage picture of Kamal Sadanah

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Weight (approx.): 60 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Full image of Kamal Sadanah


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). His father shot himself on 21 October 1990.

Kamal Sadanah's father Brij Sadanah

Kamal Sadanah’s father, Brij Sadanah

His mother, Sayeeda Khan, was an Indian actress. She was shot by her husband on 21 October 1990.

Kamal Sadanah's mother Sayeeda Khan

Kamal Sadanah’s mother, Sayeeda Khan

He had a sister, Namrata Sadanah, who was also an actress. She was shot by her father on 21 October 1990.

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. [1]The Times of India

Kamal Sadanah with his wife and children

Kamal Sadanah with his wife and children


According to some sources, 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'

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'

Poster of the film ‘Rang’

In 2005, he acted in the film “Karkash.” He played the role of a villain in the film “Victoria No. 203: Diamonds Are Forever” (2007); he also produced 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 had 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 was 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 revealed that his parents used to fight regularly, and they had a quarrel 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 Kamal Sadanah’s uncle, and 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.


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