Sana Sayyad (born 29 October 1994) is an Indian actress who primarily works in Hindi television. She made her acting debut with Boyz Will Be Boyz, portraying Ashita in 2015. Sayyad is best known for her portrayal of Drishti Sharma Shergill in Divya Drishti and Sejal Kotadia Nanda in Spy Bahu.[3]

Sana Sayyad
Sana Tarannum Sayyad

(1994-10-29) 29 October 1994 (age 28)[1]
Years active2015–present
Known forDivya Drishti
Spy Bahu
Imaad Shamsi
(m. 2021)

Sayyad is the runner up of the reality show MTV Splitsvilla 8. Sayyad is married to an entrepreneur Imaad Shamsi.[4]

Early lifeEdit

Sayyad was born on 29 October 1994 and belongs to a Muslim family.[1] Sayyad's father Yaquib Sayyad, works in the Merchant Navy.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Sayyad revealed in February 2021, that she is dating entrepreneur Imaad Shamsi.[6][7] Sayyad married Shamsi on 25 June 2021 in an intimate Nikaah ceremony.[8]


Sayyad started her career in 2015 by participating in MTV Splitsvilla 8, where she finished as the runner up with Utkarsh Gupta.[9]

In 2015, she made her acting debut with Boyz Will Be Boyz, portraying Ashita opposite Ashwini Koul.[10] She then portrayed Avanti in Yeh Hai Aashiqui Sun Yaar Try Maar opposite Shehzad Shaikh, the same year.[11]

Sayyad portrayed the role of Shashank Vyas's sister Aditi Vashisht in Jaana Na Dil Se Door.[12][13] She next portrayed Megha in MTV Girls on Top, both in 2016.[14]

In 2017, she portrayed Manisha in an episode of Crime Patrol.[15] In 2018, she portrayed Amrit Kakkar Chopra in Papa By Chance opposite Zebby Singh.[16]

From 2019 to 2020, Sayyad portrayed Drishti Sharma Shergill in Divya Drishti, opposite Adhvik Mahajan.[17] It proved as a major turning point in her career.[18]

From 2020 to 2021, she portrayed Sonam Goel Jaiswal in Lockdown Ki Love Story opposite Mohit Malik.[19][20]

In 2022, Sayyad received further praises for her portrayal of Sejal Kotadia Nanda / Mahira Mirza, a RAW agent in Spy Bahu opposite Sehban Azim.[21][22] It's promos were narrated by Kareena Kapoor Khan.[23]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2015 MTV Splitsvilla 8 Contestant 1st runner-up [24]
Boys Will Be Boyz Ashita [25]
Yeh Hai Aashiqui Avanti Episode: "Bhangover" [26]
2016 Jaana Na Dil Se Door Aditi Vashisht [27]
MTV Girls on Top Megha [28]
2017 Crime Patrol Manisha Episode 677 [29]
2018 Papa By Chance Amrit Kakkar Chopra [30]
2019–2020 Divya Drishti Drishti Sharma Shergill [31]
2020–2021 Lockdown Ki Love Story Sonam Goel Jaiswal [32]
2022 Spy Bahu Sejal Kotadia Nanda / Mahira Mirza [33]

Special appearancesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2022 Parineetii Sejal Kotadia During Parineet's wedding [34]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2022 Indian Television Academy Awards Popular Actress (Drama) Spy Bahu Nominated [35]
2023 Gold Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Pending [36]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Lockdown Ki Lovestory's Mohit Malik wishes co-actress Sana Sayyad in a delightful post". Times of India. Retrieved 29 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Sana Sayyad gets married to Imaad Shamsi, see photos from the 'nikaah'". Indian Express. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Spy Bahu has no similarities to "Raazi" or "Ek Tha Tiger": Actress Sana Sayyad". Indian Express. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Spy Bahu's Sana Sayyad: It's chauvinist to ask if my husband is okay with me working". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Exclusive! Divya Drishti actress Sana Sayyad to tie the knot on June 25". Times of India. Retrieved 20 June 2021. The couple zeroed in on the date soon after Sana's father, who is in the Merchant Navy, returned home from his work.
  6. ^ "Divya Drishti fame Sana Sayyad is dating entrepreneur Imaad Shamsi". Tribune India.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Exclusive - Divya Drishti actor Sana Sayyad reveals how she fell in love with Imaad Shamsi and their future plans". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "Divya Drishti fame Sana Sayyad gets married to Imaad Shamsi in an intimate Nikaah ceremony; PHOTOS". Pinkvilla. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  9. ^ IndiaLIVE, TODAY. "MTV Splitsvilla 8". india live today. Archived from the original on 27 April 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Boyz Will Be Boyz: Ashwini Koul and Sana Sayyad's show to hit screens tonight". India Today. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  11. ^ " Yeh Hai Aashiqui Sun Yaar Try Maar (Season 3) with Rapper Maddy". Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Yash Patnaik talks about Jana Na Dil Se Door's leap - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  13. ^ "Star Plus's Jana Na Dil Se Door completes 300 episodes". Times of India. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  14. ^ "'MTV Girls On Top' to question taboos surrounding women". The Times of India. 10 February 2016. Archived from the original on 30 May 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  15. ^ Tripti Malhotra (2 September 2014). "Popular crime shows on Indian channels". India TV. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  16. ^ "Zebby Singh and Sana Sayyad's new TV show 'Papa By Chance' launch event". Times Now. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  17. ^ "'Divya Drishti' cast Sana Sayyad, Advik Mahajan And Nyra Banerjee share the show's plot". Times Now. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  18. ^ "Sana Sayyad and Adhvik Mahajan starrer Divya Drishti to wrap up on its first anniversary". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 February 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  19. ^ "Lockdown Ki Love Story: Mohit Malik turns tailor for Sana Sayyad as the duo brings a sweet tale of romance". Pinkvilla.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  20. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Mohit Malik opens up about his upcoming show Lockdown Ki Lovestory and his co-star Sana Sayyad". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  21. ^ "Spy Bahu : सेजल का किरदार निभाने के लिए एक्ट्रेस सना सैयद ने बढ़ाया अपना वजन, तो सेहबान अजीम को करना पड़ा वेट लॉस". TV9 Bharatvarsh (in Hindi). 15 March 2022. Archived from the original on 23 September 2022.
  22. ^ "Sana Sayyad and Sehban Azim starrer Spy Bahu to premiere from 14th March on Colors". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  23. ^ Cyril, Grace (20 February 2022). "Kareena Kapoor turns narrator for upcoming fiction drama Spy Bahu". India Today. Archived from the original on 23 September 2022. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  24. ^ "Bigg Boss contestant Prince Narula and Anuki win MTV 'Splitsvilla' 8". The Times of India. 15 November 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  25. ^ "WATCH! All Episodes of Big Magic's Boyz Will Be Boyz". Youtube - BIG Magic. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  26. ^ "Rapper Maddy is the new face of 'Yeh Hai Aashiqui' Season 3 - Sun Yaar Try Maar". Indian Express. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  27. ^ "'Jaana Na Dil Se Door' to go off air - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  28. ^ "Regressive content works on TV as audiences like it: Sana Sayyad". Times of India. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  29. ^ "Exclusive! Take a look at Sana Sayyad's amazing bridal photo-shoot". ABP News. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  30. ^ "Raftaar raps for fiction TV show on Star Bharat 'Papa By Chance' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  31. ^ "Divya Drishti fame Sana Sayyad writes a long note as show comes to an end". The Times of India.
  32. ^ "Lockdown Ki Love Story: Mohit Mallik and Sana Sayyad look endearing in the promo". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 February 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  33. ^ "COLORS presents a mysterious new love story, 'Spy Bahu'". Viacom 18. 15 March 2022. Archived from the original on 23 September 2022. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  34. ^ "The bahu is no longer the damsel-in-distress on TV shows, she is independent and speaks her mind: Sana Sayyad". Times Of India. Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  35. ^ "22nd Indian Television Academy Awards Nominations - Vote Now". Indian Television Academy Awards. Retrieved 9 September 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  36. ^ "14th Boroplus Gold Awards, 2022: Check Out The List Of Nominees". Gold Awards. Retrieved 13 August 2022.

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