Sadhaaf Mohammed Syed(Marathi : सदाफ़ मोहम्मद सैयद उर्फ़ सधा) (Born 17 February 1984, in India) also known as Sadha (Tamil : சதா) is a popular Indian actress. Although, her mother-tongue is Marathi, she has acted in various Tamil, Telugu and Kannada movies. Her Tamil Movie Anniyan is blockbuster in Tamil Nadu and and also dubbed into Telugu as a name of Aparichithudu. And then, Anniyan was also dubbed into hindi named Aparichit and that also scored well in box-office. Her recent Tamil movie,named Unnale Unnale was very big Music Hit in 2007.
Sadaf is an actress in Telugu and Tamil film industry. She is 5 feet 4 and 1/2 inches tall (quote from an interview). She has performed in all south Indian languages. She was born in a Marathi Muslim family from Ratnagiri, Maharashtra in India. She is the only daughter of her family. She did her schooling in Ratnagiri Sacred Hearts Convent and she went to Mumbai to continue her studies till her first movie was a commercial hit. She had completed her first semester in her Engineering in Information Technology at SNDT College of Engineering, Mumbai. She also is a trained Kathak dancer.
Her debut was Jayam(Telugu) alongside Nitin. Afterwards, she acted in Aethiree opposite Madhavan and Varnajalam opposite Srikanth. She received a best Newcomer Filmfare Award for it in 2002. Her most successful movie to date was the Tamil Anniyan (2005).Once her debut Tamil movie Jeyam was a good hit, she discontinued her education and with her parents' support became a full-fledged actress. Her screen name is Sada, which was taken from her real name and her nick name is darlo (from the word "darling"). Although Marathi is her mother tongue, Sadha has good understanding of dialogues in movies before going for a take.This name made the whole industry to look out at her. To make a note of her first movies, she did Jeyam in Tamil cinema, June – July in Telugu industry and Monalisa her first release in Kannada. She was introduced by Telugu producer M.K. Mavullaya. Sada has shared her favorites and hobbies at different press meets and interviews. Sada admires Bollywood actresses like Madhuri Dixit and Meena Kumari and also Bollywood stars like Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan. She loves the movie Khao Na Pyar Hi and her hobbies include watching movies and listening to music. She sets her own code in dressing, and she hates smoking cigarettes. The Film Fare award for best new comer in 2002 for the film ‘Jeyam’ was won by her. The actress Sada has a target of proving herself as a good actress. She was also a part of Mani Ratnam's stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai alongside many other co-stars.
Sada's first movie is the Telugu film Jayam (2002), in which she paired against Nitin.
Her first Tamil movie Jayam, a remake of her first Telugu movie, followed the next year (2003). In the Tamil version, she paired against Ravi.