Sajid Sanwari is a cinematographer. He began his career as a cinematographer in the year 2008. He first directed the short film Roorkee-By-Pass. He was the Director of Photography (DOP) for the film. It was directed by Arundhati Sen Verma. The cast of the short film includes Seema Bhargava and Shashank Khaitan. The language was Hindi, and it was released on June 29, 2008. Then he cinematographed another short film Baatein Kuch Ankahi Si. It was written and directed by Shashidharan Jacob Manas, and the lead cast includes Thakur Disha, Prachi Shailendra and Mahilani Tarun, Wanwari Prerna and Cliffton Machado. It was shot in Hindi.

Sajid Sanwari entered the film industry in the year 2010. His debut film was We Are Family. He was the second assistant cameraman for the film. It was directed by Siddharth Malhotra, and the top-billed cast of the film includes Kareena Kapoor, Kajol, Arjun Rampal, and Amirta Prakash. It was a family drama, and it was released on September 10, 2010. Kareena Kapoor won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress for the film. In the year 2012, Sajid Sanwari was the second assistant cameraman for the film Miss Lovely. It was directed by Ashim Ahluwalia. It was a romantic crime drama. The film won three awards, and it was nominated for other six awards.

In the year 2012, Sajid Sanwari was the second assistant camera man for the film Talaash. It was directed by Raama Kagti. It was crime mystery thriller drama. The language of the film includes English, Marathi, Hindi, and Tamil. The film won 5 awards and was nominated for other 12 awards. Aamir Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerji starred in the film. The film was released on November 30, 2012. In the year 2013, Sajid Sanwari was the camera operator for the film Boss. It was directed by Anthony D’Souza. It was a comedy action drama. The film was shot in Hindi and was released on October 16, 2013. In the year 2015, Sajid Sanwari was the gaffer for the underwater scenes in the film Masaan. Neeraj Ghaywan directed the film, and it was written by Varun Grover. It was a romance drama. The film was shot in Hindi and France.

Sajid Sanwari was the Chief Assistant Cameraman and 2nd Unit DOP (Director of Photography) for the film Airlift in the year 2016. It was directed by Raja Menon. Akshay Kumar played the lead role. It was an action history thriller war drama and was released on January 22, 2016. Sajid Sanwari was the Housing Technician for an episode of the TV series C.I.D. in the year 2014.