The thriving Hindi-language TV and film business in India is home to well-known Indian actress and model Sanjeeda Sheikh. She was raised in a Muslim family and has successfully pursued acting and dance throughout her ten-year career, becoming one of the most recognizable figures on Indian television. She also has a strong passion for dancing, which she has been able to express by competing in (and winning) a number of television dance competitions, such as the reality competition “Nach Baliye 3,” where she teamed up with her boyfriend in real life, Aamir Ali. Sheikh continues to star in a number of well-liked Hindi TV shows and films, despite the recent claims of domestic violence that have brought her personal life under considerable scrutiny. She also made a foray into more recent media by playing the lead in a web series, but she has subsequently made a comeback to television.
Early Childhood & Life
On December 20, 1984, Sanjeeda Sheikh was born in Kuwait to a Muslim household. She has a brother named Anas Abdul, who was later accused of domestic abuse and violence by his wife along with other Sheikh family members.
At first, she intended to work as a choreographer and relocate to Mumbai to open a dance studio with a buddy.
Career of Sanjeeda Sheikh
Early in her career, Sheikh transitioned from dance to acting, and in 2003, she made her film debut in the family drama “Baghban,” which starred Amitabh Bachchan. She appeared in the Tamil movie “Ponniyin Selvan” two years later (2005).
She made her television debut in the comedy “Kya Hoga Nimmo Ka” from Bajaj Telefilm in 2006, playing the part of “Nimmo.” Sheikh’s humorous screen presence was made with this performance. Along with humor, the character also included elements of drama and romance.
She portrayed the antagonist in the Star Plus television series “Kayamath” in 2007. Her portrayal of the archetypal vamp won her widespread praise, and the series was immensely popular before ranking among Star Plus’ top ten programs of all time.
Sheikh and her partner, Aamir Ali, returned to dancing that same year. The duo took part in “Nach Baliye 3,” a dance competition show that matches famous couples against one another. Sheikh and Ali prevailed in the tournament despite fierce opposition from prominent Indian reality TV personality Rakhi Sawant and her former boyfriend, Abhishek Awasthi.
The actors continued to collaborate after “Nach Baliye,” appearing as each other’s love interests in the 9X series “Kya Dill Mein Hain.”
Sheikh and Ali were given the chance to host “Nach Baliye 4” in 2008 as past “Nach Baliye” champions (broadcast simultaneously in India and the United States). They were eventually replaced by Sara Khan, Ali Merchant, Hiten Tejwani, and Gauri Pradhan Tejwani as the season went on.
She returned to “Star One” in 2010 to play the lead role in “Jaane Pehchane Se Yeh Ajnabi,” in which she portrayed a survivor of a murder attempt who later returns to exact revenge on her assailants.
Later the same year, she took part in “Zara Nachke Dikha,” a dance competition that, like “Nach Baliye,” allowed movie and television stars to display their dance prowess (albeit unaccompanied by their real-life partners). This contest was won by Sanjeeda.
Sheikh played the lead female character in “Hi! Padosi” in 2011.
Kaun Hain Doshi?, a comedy that eventually evolved into the drama series “Piya La Ghar Pyaara Lage.”
She then had an appearance in Zee’s Hindi adaptation of the Bengali blockbuster song “Khela.” “Badalte Rishton Ki Dastaan” was the title of the new remake, which premiered in 2013.
She received widespread praise from critics and recognition in 2014 after returning to “Star Plus” to star in the crime drama “Ek Hasina Thi” (loosely modeled on the ABC drama “Revenge”). During its run, the program was Star Plus’ most-watched program and the cast of the program won numerous honors.
Sheikh and Ali returned to reality television after “Ek Hasina Thi” in 2015 for Sony’s “Power Couple.” Sadly, the pair, who had already been married, lost and were eliminated.
She made her Colors debut in 2016 with “Ishq Ka Rang Safed,” in which she made her first appearance as a mother.
In the online series “Gehraiyaan,” which focuses on the supernatural, she reconnected with her “Ek Hasina Thi” co-star Vatsal Sheth. Sheikh was the star of this scene.
She presently co-stars with model and actor Keith Sequeira as the fictitious actress Kamini Mathur in the Star Plus love drama “Love Ka Hai Intezaar.”
Bigger Works of Sanjeeda Sheikh
Sheikh’s scene-stealing performance as the vamp Ayesha in the Star Plus series “Kayamath” (2007–2009) was a major factor in the popularity and widespread acclaim of the program.
She won both of the dance competitions “Nach Baliye 3” and “Zara Nachke Dikha” thanks to her amazing dancing abilities.
Her most popular character to date is “Durga Thakur” in the film “Ek Hasina Thi,” in which she fights to hold a powerful family accountable for the rape and torture of her sister.
Recognition & Achievements
Sheikh received both critical acclaim and two prizes for her work in “Kayamath,” including the “Star Parivaar Award” for “Favorite Saut” (2007) and the “Zee Gold Award” for “Best Actress in a Negative Role” (2008). In 2008, she was nominated for an “Indian Telly Award” for “Best Actress in a Negative Role,” however she did not take home the prize.
Sheikh and Ali were recognized as the “Dishiest Couple” in 2009 by the DNA “After Hours Food Awards.”
In 2011, Sheikh home a second “Zee Gold Award” for “Most Stylish Actress.”
She received five award nominations for her work on “Ek Hasina Thi,” two of which she went on to win: the “Star Parivaar Award” for “Most Stylish Female Sadasya” (2014) and the “Indian Television Academy Award” for “Gr8 Performer of the Year” (2014).
Individual Life of Sanjeeda Sheikh
On March 2, 2012, Sheikh wed Aamir Ali, her longtime partner, and co-worker on programs including “Nach Baliye.”
Sheikh, Anas, and their mother allegedly assaulted Zakerabanu Zakir Hussain Bagban on May 29, 2017, while she was on the phone with a family member. Zakerabanu was Anas’ brother’s wife. Sheikh attempted to demonstrate that she had been employed elsewhere on the day in issue in response to the FIR filed by Bagban. She was given temporary respite by the Ahmedabad High Court, and notice-serving was waived. Later, Sheikh’s attorney referred to the allegations as “baseless” and a scheme to “harass” the actress.
Sanjeeda Sheikh’s Net Worth
One of the wealthiest and most well-known soap opera actresses is Sanjeeda Sheikh. According to our research, Sanjeeda Sheikh has a net worth of $5 million, as reported by Forbes, Wikipedia, and Business Insider.
According to the actress, she won’t kiss anyone on camera, not even her spouse. She claims there is no no-kissing clause in her contract, but she acknowledges talking to producers about it.
The losers of “Nach Baliye 3,” Rakhi Sawant and Abhishek Awasthi, claimed that the network was biased in favor of Sheikh and Ali and gave them an unfair advantage in the competition.
Sheikh keeps a dog named Bravo as a pet.
More than 2.2 million people follow her on Instagram.
Her interests lie in dance and cooking, and she enjoys eating pizza, pasta, tandoori chicken, and vanilla ice cream.