Sadaf Mohammed Sayed, better known as Sadha, is an Indian actress who mainly appears in South Indian cinema. She was introduced to the Telugu film industry by the director Teja along with Nithin in the film Jayam. Her most notable films in Tamil are Jayam, Anniyan, Priyasakhi and Unnale Unnale.
Sadha was born into a multicultural family in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. Her Muslim father is a doctor and her Hindu Maharashtrian Brahmin mother is a bank executive. She was educated the Sacred Heart Convent High School in 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, Sadha appeared in the Tamil movie Anniyan, opposite Vikram directed by Shankar. Since then, she has appeared in a number of films across the movie industries of India, in different languages including Monalisa in Kannada and Click in Hindi.
In 2014, Sadha joined as a judge for the ninth season of Jodi No 1 on Vijay TV. In 2016, Sadaa started to judge Dhee Juniors 1 & 2, a dance-based show produced by Mallemala productions 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 has again made a comeback with last week’s Torchlight. “These gaps are unintentional,” she says. “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.