Sadaf Mohammed Sayed (born 17 February 1984), also known by her stage name Sadha, is an Indian actress and model who mainly appears in Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada films. She was introduced to the Telugu film industry by the director Teja along with Nithiin in the film Jayam (2002), for which she was awarded Best Actress – Telugu. Her most notable films in Tamil are Jayam (2003), Aethiree (2004), Anniyan (2005), Priyasakhi (2005), Unnale Unnale (2007) and Torchlight (2018). She is credited in Telugu as Sadaf.
Early life and education
Sadha was born in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, to a Muslim father Syed Mohammad, a doctor and a Hindu Marathi Brahmin mother who is a bank executive in The New India Assurance Co. Ltd. She was educated in the Sacred Heart Convent High School at Ratnagiri and then moved to Mumbai, where she was offered Teja's teenage love story Jayam in Telugu, which went on to become one of the biggest blockbusters of that year.
After making her debut in Jayam (2002), Sadha appeared in the Tamil film Anniyan (2005), opposite Vikram directed by S. Shankar. Since then, she has appeared in a number of films across various film industries of India, in different languages including Monalisa (2004) in Kannada and Click (2010) in Hindi.
In 2014, Sadha joined as a judge for the ninth season of Jodi No 1 on Vijay TV. In 2016, Sadha starred as judge in Dhee Juniors 1 & 2, a dance-based show produced by Mallemala Entertainments in Telugu. she is a judge on Dhee Jodi with Sekhar Master, with each season running over a period of one year. It is a weekly show that is broadcast on Wednesdays at 9:30 pm IST on ETV Telugu. She is known for her dressing style in the show.
She appeared in the films Eli in 2015 and Torchlight in 2018.
Sadha Sayed is an animal rights supporter, animal rescuer and a vegan. She supports the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) and has encouraged veganism.
Sadaf Sayed is an animal rights supporter, animal rescuer and a vegan. She supports the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) and has encouraged veganism.