Sana Saeed plays the role of a student Tanya in Karan Johar’s upcoming film Student of the Year (SOTY). It is in fact the second female lead in the film.
Incidentally, it is a sort of re-entry into films for the 23-year-old actress, as she appeared as an 8-year-old child artist in Karan Johar’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). She played the role of Shah Rukh Khan‘s daughter Anjali in the film. She also worked as child artist in the films Badal and Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega.
While at college, Sana also took part in the TV shows like Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na and Lo Ho Gayi Pooja Iss Ghar Ki. She was planning to join the New York School of Drama, when coincidentally, she got the offer from Dharma Productions.
Directed by Karan Johar himself, Student of the Year marks the debut of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter Alia, David Dhawan’s younger son Varun and newcomer Siddharth Malhotra.
Student of the Year is scheduled to release on October 19.