Sanawad is a city and a municipality in Khargone district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. As of 2001[update] India census, Sanawad had a population of 20000. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%.
Sanawad has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 72%. In Sanawad, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. The town has a Government Polytechnic College of diploma, a government degree college for commerce and science, along with a private college of science. There are well-known educational institutes as M D Jain H S School, Vimala Convent School, Saraswati Vidhya Mandir, which are serving for education and culture. There are more than 5 educational institutes. Sanawad old name is "Gulshanabad". Political status of the town is strongest in the District.