Sajna Najam

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Sajna Najam
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OccupationDance choreographer
Years active2000-present
Spouse(s)Mohammed Najam
ChildrenNeemah Najam & Rhea Najam
RelativesSana Althaf
AwardsBest Choreography in 2014 for Vikramadithyan

Sajna Najam (born 22 February 1971) is an Indian dance choreographer who has worked in all the regional film industries.[1] She started her career in 2000 in television and stage events, before working in films. She won the Kerala state award for best choreographer for 2014, film Vikramadithyan directed by Lal Jose. Veteran film actor Prem Nazir is a relative.[2][3][4][5]

Early life[edit]

Sajna Najam was born into a Muslim family in Chirayinkeezh, Trivandrum to M A Nazar & Aysha. Her grandfather M A Rasheed constructed his first theatre in 1957 named Kadheeja, which is still considered one of the biggest theatres in Kerala, before moving into film production. His first movie, Koodapirappu marked the debut of Prem Nawas (who is younger brother of perennial Malayalam cinema hero Prem Nazir). The film was also the film career debut of the great poet and lyricist of Malayalam language, Vayalar Ramavarma. She has a sister, Shameena Althaf who is the mother of actor Sana Althaf.


Sajna started her dancing career in 2000. Starting as a groomer and choreographer for many reality shows, she and her team “Zarinans” made their mark in the television industry. She eventually moved to the Malayalam film industry. Her career changed when was offered to choreograph for a film by director Lal Jose. She won Best Choreography in 2014 for Vikramadithyan. In 2020 she worked with Vijay Sethupathi for a Tamil film, Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir .[6][7][8][9]


Year Film
2020 Al Mallu
2019 Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu
2019 Allu Ramendran
2018 Oru Kuprasidha Payyan
2018 Parole (film)
2017 Kaattu
2017 Ayaal Jeevichirippund
2017 Sakhavu (2017 film)
2017 Basheerinte Premalekhanam
2017 Solo (2017 film)
2016 Kuttikalundu Sookshikkuka
2015 Mili (2015 film)
2015 Kumbasaram
2015 Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare
2015 Chandrettan Evideya
2015 KL 10 Patthu
2014 Vikramadithyan
2014 Manglish (film)
2013 Ayaal
2006 Baalyam
2005 Kalyana Kurimanam

TV Dance Shows[edit]


  1. ^ M, Athira (5 February 2016). "Where steps are born". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  2. ^ "പുരസ്കാര വേദിയിൽ വിങ്ങിപ്പൊട്ടി കൊറിയോഗ്രഫർ സജ്‌നാ നജാം; വിഡിയോ". ManoramaOnline (in Malayalam). Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Queer Malayalees claim street with dance, fashion show and songs". Asianet News Network Pvt Ltd. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  4. ^ "ഇതൊക്കെ സിമ്പിളല്ലേ...ഞെട്ടിച്ച് ലേഡി ഇത്തിക്കര പക്കി | sajna najam as lady Ithikkara Pakki". Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  5. ^ Sreekumar, Priya (28 September 2016). "Choosing her best moves: Sajna Nigam". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  6. ^ Sathyendran, Nita (31 January 2015). "She's got the moves". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Director Cheran returns with 'Thirumanam'". Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Wafa Khatheeja Rahman: Anoop used to brief me the scenes and I'd form my own lines in Beary for them". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  9. ^ Sathyendran, Nita (23 March 2017). "Diving into adventure". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 25 April 2020.

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