Actor Kamal Sadanah Recounts The Tragic Night When His Father Killed His Mother and Sister Under The Influence Of Alcohol

Recalling his family tragedy, Kamal Sadanah, of Bekhudi and Pippa fame, speaks. His father killed himself along with his entire family.

Veteran actor Kamal Sadanah has acted in films including Angaara, Baali Umar Ko Salaam, and Bekhudi. He is talking openly about his difficult past. He went through an unimaginable phase of pain when his father killed his mother and sister. If that’s not enough, he was also shot but somehow managed to survive.

The unfortunate incident took place on his birthday. Kamal’s father, Brij Sadanah, was under the influence of alcohol when he killed his sister Namrata and mother, Sayeeda Khan. He even killed himself after the brutal killing of his family members.

“I have survived….”

In an interview with Siddharth Kannan, Kamal Sadanah said, “It is traumatic. To see your family being killed in front of your eyes is… I was also shot. I had a bullet go from one side of neck and come out from the other side. I have survived there. There is no reason. There is no logical reason for me to survive. It’s almost as if  the bullet dodged every nerve and came out from the other side. And I survived without any problems. No physical problems.”

Unbeknownst to him, Kamal Sadanah was shot. He had to carry his bleeding mother and sister to the hospital. He was informed by the police that he had suffered injuries as well. The hospital bed did not have enough space. So, they advised the Pippa actor was advised to go to another hospital. But he was only busy worrying about his family members, including what his father was up to.

Does Kamal still celebrate his birthday?

“I had to undergo surgery, which was basically to clean up the wound. It was my birthday that day. They gave me anaesthesia. And they, of course, cleaned the wound. Jab aankh khuli toh [When my eyes opened], I was taken home. And I had my whole family lying as a body in front of my eyes,” Kamal added.

Kamal Sadanah was born on October 21. But does he ever celebrate his birthday? The actor says it took him a really long time. But, he has finally started celebrating with his family.

Still stays in same house

Many would be shocked to hear that Kamal still stays in the same house where the unfortunate tragedy took place. He adds, “I am not the only person who has seen tragedy. There are a lot of people in the world who have seen tragedy in different kinds and formats. But you have to move on. You can’t live with hatred in your heart, and you can’t have all the issues there. Otherwise, you will be stuck.”