Sadaf Mohammed Sayed (born 17 February 1984), 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).
Early life and education
Sadha was born in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. Her father is a doctor and her mother was working with 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 a remarkable debut with 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.
After Eli in 2015, which sort of marked her comeback to Tamil cinema, Sadha made another comeback with Torchlight in 2018. "These gaps are unintentional," she said. "I got busy with Telugu reality shows for three years, and was judging Jodi No 1. I also wasn't happy with the films I was getting. I'm glad Torchlight happened."
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.