Saba Azad (born as Saba Singh Grewal, 1 November 1985) is an Indian actress, theatre director and musician. She is one half of Mumbai-based electro funk duo Madboy/Mink. She made her Bollywood debut as one of the leads Raaga in the indie film Dil Kabaddi (2008). She is known for her leading role in the romantic comedy film Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge (2011). She also played the role of Dingo in the 2016 Y-Films web series, Ladies Room.
Saba Singh Grewal
1 November 1985
|Partner||Hrithik Roshan (2022–present)|
|Relatives||Safdar Hashmi (uncle)|
Early life Edit
Azad was born in Delhi to a Punjabi father and a Kashmiri mother. She is the niece of theatre great Safdar Hashmi. Born into a theatre family, Azad performed with Safdar Hashmi's theatre group Jana Natya Manch in their stage productions since a very young age, where she worked with Habib Tanvir, MK Raina, GP Deshpande and NK Sharma. She also trained in dance forms like Odissi, classical ballet, jazz, Latin as well as contemporary dance forms. Traveling with her Odissi guru, Kiran Segal, she performed in and outside the country including England, Canada and Nepal.
Her stint with cinema started after schooling when she landed a lead role in a short film Guroor for director Ishaan Nair which travelled to festivals in New York and Florence. She has since gone on to work in many short films.
Personal life Edit
She made her Bollywood debut in 2008 with Anil Senior's Dil Kabaddi opposite Rahul Bose. She appeared in a leading role as Preity Sen in Y-Films Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge opposite newcomers Nishant Dahiya and Saqib Saleem.
She has featured in commercials for Cadbury, Pond's, Maggi, Tata Sky, Google, Kit Kat, Vodafone, Sunsilk, Nescafe, Airtel as well as print campaigns for Clean & Clear, Westside and Amway and many more.
|2008||Dil Kabaddi||Raga Malik|
|2011||Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge||Lola Sen|
|2012||Strangers in the Night||Rhea||Short film|
Web series Edit
|2016||Ladies room||Dingo||Web series by YRF|
|Love shots||Preeti||Limited Series by YRF|
|2021||Feels Like Ishq||Tarasha Ahmed||Anthology web series|
|2022||Rocket Boys||Parvana Irani||Sony LIV series|
|2013||Nautanki Saala||"Dhak Dhak Karne Laga"
"Dil Ki Toh Lag Gayi"
|Geet Sagar, Bruno Carvalo, Santosh Sawant|
|Dhoom Series||"Dhoom Anthem"||Raghav Sachar|
|2015||Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!||"Calcutta Kiss"||Imaad Shah|
|Shaandaar||"Neend Na Mujhko Aaye"||Siddharth Basrur|
|Main Aur Charles||"Dekhe Meri Aankhon Mein Jo"|
|2018||Karwaan||"Bhar De Hamaare Glass"|
|2019||Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota||"Nakhrewaali"||Karan Kulkarni|
|2023||Farzi (Web Series)||"Sab Farzi"|
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- "Birds of then". The Times of India. 19 December 2011.
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- "When Saba lost her tresses!". Hindustan Times. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
- "Mongrel me". The Times of India. 26 December 2011.
- Doshi, Riddhi (1 January 2009). "'My uncle was my mentor'". DNA. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
- "Saba Azad". The Times of India Blogs. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
- "Saba Azad Blog". Economic Times Blog. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
- "Saba Azad makes relationship with Hrithik Roshan".
- "Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge". India Today. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
- "Introducing: The Quirky Sounds of Mumbai's Madboy/Mink". rsjonline.com.
- "5 things to know about Madboy/Mink".
- Sharma, Aditi (31 August 2010). "Falling in love (is hard on the knees)". Mid-Day. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
- "Saba Azad Biography, Saba Azad Bio, Saba Azad Photos, Videos, Wallpapers, News". In.com. Archived from the original on 1 January 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
- YRF Talent (25 December 2013). "DHOOM Anthem featuring Saba". YouTube. Retrieved 26 July 2016.