Sabbir Khan is an Indian film director and screenwriter. In 2009 he made his directorial debut with the film Kambakkht Ishq (2009) that starred Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor Khan.
Sabbir's childhood was particularly formative, as he was literally born and raised within the Hindi Film industry. His father was a lyricist in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The loss of his mother at a very early age and being raised by a single parent meant endless trips to movie and recording studios, where he watched; unknowingly learnt; from the greatest names in Hindi Cinema. He spent much of his sophomore years aimlessly dreaming of being in movie studios and making films. So after dabbling in trivial part-time advertising jobs, he began his journey into direction.
He assisted two maverick film makers, Mahesh Bhatt and David Dhawan, initially. Having worked on a couple of films with both the directors respectively, he became permanently involved in Sajid Nadiadwala's company, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, in various capacities, also graduating to directing music videos and trailers.
He later wrote the screenplay for Kambakkht Ishq  after having discarded two previous attempts. He was quite confident of the entertainment value of his project and to add to the same, he pulled out all stops. In a first for Indian Cinema, his movie featured cameo appearances from A-list Hollywood actors including Sylvester Stallone, Denise Richards, Brandon Routh and Holly Valance among others. The film was shot mostly in Hollywood, Los Angeles and Italy and finished on sound stages in Mumbai.
Sabbir Khan's latest directorial venture is 'Heropanti', produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and starring debutante actors Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon.