Sapna was born on January 5, 1971in Mumbai, India in a Sindhi family She was raised in Bandra,Mumbai,from where she completed her high school. She used to get excellent grades in school & was a brilliant student and used to act like a wild tomboy, though by the time she reached 7th grade, her attention shifted from academics and she says she then “discovered” boys in the 7th grade.She used to ride to school on a motorcycle, and often used to do pranks and escapades.She told she used chloroform on her father to make him fall asleep, so that she could sneak out late with boys of her school. Her father, who owned a restaurant, died when she was 18. Sapna said she was very close to her father and commented, “I may look like a freak, but deep inside, I’m just daddy’s little girl.
After her father’s demise, her family started facing a hard financial condition. So, Sapna decided to drop out of her college in Mumbaiand move to the United States, with her Indian-American aunt helping her with the immigration to Chicago in 1989.In Chicago, Sapna initially did some odd jobs like waitressing at an Italian restaurant and enrolled herself as a student at a business school. She soon became a party girl and started doing drugs.She did a double majors in Marketing and Communication and a minor in Public Speaking from Chicago.Sapna additionally tried her hand in fashion designing. She developed an interest in hairdressing and took up this profession. She said in an interview with Tehelka magazine, “I decided that by the time I hit 30, I wanted to have a house in the hills, a Cadillac and an Elvis lookalike boyfriend.” She was living the American Dream in Los Angeles, California and managed to get what she wanted.
In 2002,she went to India for a visit and happened to meet a man whom she briefly dated when she used to live in Mumbai as a teen. He told her that he had been waiting for her all these years and that he hadn’t moved on.Sapna, at once, decided to leave everything in the United States- her job, career, house and boyfriend – and be with that man and start life afresh in Mumbai. She narrated, “So I went back to LA, sold my house and car, dumped my Elvis lookalike boyfriend and moved here (to Mumbai),”However, their relationship didn’t work out but Sapna developed a likelihood for the city she had grown up in as a child.
Struggling to establish herself in Mumbai, Sapna initially did job as a hairdresser for a salon called Juice,and also started working as Bollywood stylist.Her business continued to flourish. She also took up writing, by working as a columnist for the newspaper MiD DAY, where her articles appeared every week.In 2005, she opened her first hair salon, called Mad-O-Wot, at Carter Road, Mumbai, with a team of five people but later moved the store to Bandra. In 2011, Sapna started her second salon in Andheri, MumbaiShe also relocated her first store within Bandra to a bigger location with better interiors in September in the same year, with Katrina Kaif doing the inauguration.She said in an interview, “This new location to me is really nice. I love kinda constantly moving on in life and it gives you the feeling that you’re evolving. So, my first location was very small, then I moved to something bigger and then a little bigger and now, we’ve expanded over two floors and I guess it feels really nice.”
Sapna has worked with celebrity clients from a range of fields like entertainment, sports, politics and business. Her clients include Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu, Hrithik Roshan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli, John Abraham, Siddharth Mallya, Mandira Bedi, Dino Morea and Gauri Khan.In 2011, she worked with the actor Ranveer Singh, giving his hair a complete makeover for his different looks in the film Ladies vs Ricky Bahl