Sam Bombay is a film director and producer who hails from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He has given direction in various Bollywood projects including the songs, ‘Befikra’ and ‘Gal Ban Gayi’. In 2020, he got married to a well-known Bollywood celebrity, Poonam Pandey.
Sam Bombay was born as Sam Ahmed Afaqs on 27 January 1984 (age 37 Years; as of 2021) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He did his schooling from Jebel Ali School in Dubai and went on to pursue his graduation from the University of Dubai.
Height (approx.): 5’ 7”
Hair Color: Black
Family & Religion
Relationships, Wife & Children
Sam Bombay’s first marriage was with Elle Ahmed, a model by profession, and the couple has two children; a son, Troy Bombay, and a daughter, Tia Bombay.
On 1 September 2020, Sam Bombay tied the knot with a well-known Indian actress, Poonam Pandey.
On 20 August 1992, he started working as a partner & regional executive creative director at VMLY&R company, Dubai and worked there till 30 March 2006. Later, on 7 January 2013, he joined Rediffusion Y&R, Mumbai as vice-chairman-cum chief creative officer. In 2014, he left the job at Rediffusion Y&R. Later, he started a film & photography company, Studio Central. He also runs a production house, Bombay Matinee Films. In 2016, he directed a Hindi song titled ‘Befikra;’ featuring Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani.
Later, in 2016, he also directed the song, “Gal Ban Gayi” featuring Urvashi Rautela and Vidyut Jammwal Thereafter, in the same year, he produced and directed a Bollywood film, King of the Ring, featuring Akshay Kumar. He has also directed various TV commercials for popular brands like Sparx, Shyam Steel, Oppo, and Amazon.
- On Tuesday, 22 September 2020, Sam Bombay was arrested in Goa as his wife, Poonam Pandey, filed a complaint against him on late Monday night, claiming he had molested, threatened, and assaulted her. The incident happened in Canacona village in south Goa where Pandey is currently shooting for her upcoming film. The police said that Poonam Pandey will be admitted for some mandatory medical tests The Indian Express
- On 9 November 2021, the Mumbai Police arrested him after Poonam Pandey lodged a complaint against him for physically assaulting her. NDTV After Sam’s arrest, Mumbai Police released a statement that read,
The case has been registered against Sam Bombay under the sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC). The actress has suffered serious injuries on her head, eyes and face.”
- Sam Bombay is a frequent smoker.
- On 16 September 2020, seven days prior to the arrest of Sam Bombay, a celebrity paparazzi spotted the couple at the airport, leaving for their honeymoon to Los Angeles.
- He is an avid dog lover.