Sajid Nadiadwala has completed over 25 years as an independent producer. His grandfather Abdul Karim Nadiadwala first came to Mumbai in 1955 and started producing films including films like Taj Mahal. His father Suleman too continued the tradition. Sajid named his production company Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Pvt Ltd.
His family has been in the business of filmmaking for 60 years.
Sajid who has been a producer for over 25 years debuted as a
director in 2014. For Sajid 2014 was phenomenal with Highway,
Heropanti, 2 States and Kick
Reminiscing about the legacy of his grandfather Sajid said, "My
grandfather used to love filmmaking, but he died when I was in
Class X. I remember, going on his set and sitting on his lap. He
worked with the best directors and stars and would sign Manmohan
Desai, Prakash Mehra, Mr Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna for
three films each. I am happy that I have carried his baton forward.
It has been a great journey, not just making films, but also doing
well for 60 years".
Nadiadwalas has been making films for 60 years now. There have
been some good years and some bad years, but to survive for 60
years is certainly not an easy task. So what was special about
The successful producer says "First, I made films with risk.
They were brave films like 'Highway' in different genres.
For the first time, I took the liberty of joining hands with
someone like Karan Johar for '2 States' that I had never
done before. Earlier, I had always been an independent producer.
Over 60 years, no one had been a director in my family".
The industry perceives Sajid Nadiadwala to be a generous
producer who brings great value to the production of all his
"As a producer, my success rate is 90%. We are totally committed
to the film till not just its release, but even after", says the
The future of NGE is indeed bright. Sajid's older son aged 12,
wants to become an actor. Talking about the future, the producer
has a number of movies lined up.
To name a few Kabir Khan's 'Phantom', Imtiaz Ali's 'Tamasha', Rohit Dhawan's film with Varun Dhawan and John Abraham, Sabbir Khan's film with Tiger Shroff and then Farhad Sajid's 'Housefull 3' with Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh.