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Saba Azad is an Indian actress who works mainly in the Bollywood industry. Apart from being a Bollywood actress, Saba is also a theater director and musician. Saba also started her career at the age of 18 with her debut film “Dil Kabaddi” (2008). Recently, Saba has become a topic of discussion in the media these days. The reason behind this attention is the media saw her coming out of a restaurant with Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan. 

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About Saba Azad

Born1 November 1990
Age (as of 2021)31 years
BirthplaceDelhi, India
Real nameSaba Singh Grewal 
ProfessionActress, Theatre Director, Musician, Restaurateur
DebutShort Film: “Guroor” 
Film: “Dil Kabaddi” (2008) as “Raga”
Music: “Madboy/Mink” (2012) with Imaad Shah
Famous role“Preity Sen” in Bollywood film “Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge” (2011)
Heightin centimeters– 160 cm
in meters– 1.60 m
feet & inches– 5’ 3”
Weightin kilograms– 55 kg
in pounds– 121 lbs
Figure measurements34-25-32
ReligionSikhism
Eye colourBlack
Hair colourBlack

Early life, family, and education of Saba Azad

Saba Azad’s real and full name is Saba Singh Grewal. She was born on 1 November 1990. Her birthplace is Delhi, India. She also belongs to a middle-class Punjabi family. Also, her father is PM Singh Grewal, a professor. Saba’s mother is a housewife. Moreover, she has an elder brother who lives in Europe. Saba is also the niece of Safdar Hashmi, a great street theatre artist, and director. Also, she completed her schooling in Delhi. 

Personal life of Saba Azad

When Saba Azad entered the film industry, she met Imaad Shah. Imaad is also the son of actor Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah. They got together in 2013. Moreover, Imaad Shah confirmed that they had been living together for the last year.

In January 2022, Saba Azad was spotted with Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan. For which, speculations about her being the secret girlfriend of the Bollywood star started doing the rounds. Recently, she also met Hrithik’s family over dinner.

Also, Hrithik declared Saba as his girlfriend in Karan Johar’s birthday bash.

Career

As soon as Saba Azad finished her schooling, she started her acting career as a theatre artist. While working as a theatre artist, she landed a lead role in the short film “Guroor.” This was also directed by Ishaan Nair. Saba’s Bollywood debut took place when she got a role in the movie “Dil Kabbadi” (2008) as Raga. Afterward, Saba again got a lead role in the movie “Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge” (2011). She also portrayed the character of Preity Sen. Then, In 2010, Saba started her own theatre company, “The Skins” and directed her first play “Lovepuke” (2010).

As a Musician 

In the year 2012, working with Imaad Shah, Saba Azad also started her indie electronic band “Madboy/Mink.”


She is also gaining popularity with her band amongst the youth. Saba also recorded some songs for a few Bollywood movies, like “Nautanki Saala” (2013) in which she recorded the songs, “Dhak Dhak Karne Laga” and “Dil Ki Toh Lag Gayi.” Azad has also lent her voice to the “Dhoom Anthem” (2013). Moreover, Saba is known for the song, “Calcutta Kiss” in the film Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015), “Neend Na Mujhko Aaye” in the film Shaandaar (2015), “Dekhe Meri Aankhon Mein Jo” in the film Main Aur Charles (2015), “Bhar De Hamaare Glass” in the film Karwaan (2018) and “Nakhrewaali” in the film Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (2019).

Controversies 

  • On 26 March 2017, she uploaded a picture on her Instagram in which she mentioned that her original name was Saba Singh Grewal. However, she chose to change her name to Saba Azad. She did this to feel free from all the tags that are given to people, by people. But Saba was heavily trolled by people on social media for changing her name. 
  • She also performed at an anti-CAA protest that took place in January 2020 at Shaheen Bagh, New Delhi. Then, Saba sang the anthem of the India People Theatre Association’s song, “Tu Zinda Hai.” Saba also recited a poem by Faiz Ahmad Faiz, “Bol Ke Lab Azad Hain Tere.” Afterward, a social media post went viral claiming that the protest was held to celebrate the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from Jammu & Kashmir. Moreover, she was criticized for her participation in the protest.

Some interesting facts about Saba Azad

  • Saba Azad is an actress, musician, and theatre director. She also grew up in Delhi.
  • At first, she started her journey as a theatre artist right after finishing her schooling.
  • Along with theatre, She loved dancing and also took professional training in different dance forms like Odissi, Latin, jazz, ballet, and several other contemporary dance forms. Moreover, Saba performed Odissi not only in India but in Canada, Nepal, and England as well.
  • In 2013, Yash Raj Film’s Talent division posted a “DHOOM anthem” on YouTube starring her.

Also read: Hrithik Roshan

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