EARLY LIFE :
Sanjeeda Sheikh was born on 20 December 1984 in Kuwait into a Muslim religious family who hails from Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Sanjeeda has played various roles in television soap operas. She made her acting debut as Nimmo in the 2005 TV series Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa. After that, she appeared as a vamp in the 2007 Star Plus series Kayamath. The same year, she participated in a dancing competition show named Nach Baliye 3 with her husband, Aamir Ali; the couple won the competition.
In 2008, she appeared in the serial Kya Dill Main Hai opposite Aamir Ali, which was telecasted on the 9X channel.
In 2014, Sheikh appeared as Durga Thakur, an ambitious and confident young woman seeking justice for her sister, in Ek Hasina Thi. The serial was the breakthrough of her career as her performance was acclaimed by critics and viewers, and it was one of the most successful shows of Star Plus at that time.
In 2016, she appeared as Dhani in Ishq Ka Rang Safed, the first time Sheikh played an onscreen mother of a 5-year-old child.
In March 2017, Sheikh appeared as Renya in a supernatural web series titled Gehraiyaan, opposite her Ek Hasina Thi co-star Vatsal Sheth. The web series is directed by debutante director Sidhant Sachdev and produced by the Vikram Bhatt production house. In 2017, Sheikh appeared as Kamini Mathur, a superstar, in a tv series titled Love Ka Hai Intezaar, opposite Keith Sequeira, aired by Star Plus. The show was earlier titled Kya Tu Meri Lage.
PERSONAL LIFE :
On 2 March 2012, she married her longtime boyfriend, Aamir Ali. In August 2020, it was revealed that the couple has a one-year-old daughter, Ayra Ali, through surrogacy. They later separated in 2020 after eight years of marriage and were granted divorce in 2021, with Sheikh getting their daughter’s custody.
On 29 May 2017, Sheikh’s sister-in-law Zakerabanu Zakir Hussain Bagban, filed a domestic violence case against her, her brother Anas Abdul Rahim Sheikh and their mother, Anisha Sheikh. Zakerabanu alleges that she was speaking with her father over the phone on 27 May when the trio started yelling at her and beating her up, saying that they did not want her in their Mumbai home anymore. Sheikh’s family filed a petition against the FIR in the Ahmedabad High Court. The petition stated that Sheikh had been busy shooting on the day of the incident. On 30 August, Sanjeeda Sheikh was granted interim relief in the case as the Ahmedabad High Court waived the service of the notice.