Sonakshi Sinha

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Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha at the DVD launch of Rowdy Rathore
BornSonakshi Sinha
(1987-06-02) 2 June 1987 (age 25)
EducationFashion Designing course from SNDT, Mumbai
Years active2010 - present
ParentsShatrughan Sinha
Poonam Sinha
RelativesLuv Sinha and Kussh Sinha (brothers)
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Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha at the DVD launch of Rowdy Rathore
BornSonakshi Sinha
(1987-06-02) 2 June 1987 (age 25)
EducationFashion Designing course from SNDT, Mumbai
Years active2010 - present
ParentsShatrughan Sinha
Poonam Sinha
RelativesLuv Sinha and Kussh Sinha (brothers)

Sonakshi Sinha (born 2 June 1987)[1][2] is an Indian Bollywood actress. She marked her debut in the Hindi film industry with 2010 film Dabangg opposite Salman Khan, which went onto becoming the highest grossing Bollywood film of the year. Sinha next appeared in Rowdy Rathore (2012) alongside Akshay Kumar. The film was well received by top critics and currently holds the title of the highest grossing bollywood film of 2012. Sinha will be starring in the upcoming films; Arbaaz Khan's Dabangg 2 and Vikramaditya Motwane's Lootera.


Early life

She is the daughter of an actor and a politician Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha . She has two brothers, Luv Sinha and Kussh Sinha. Luv is also an aspiring actor. She studied Fashion Designing at the Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University (SNDT)[3] in Mumbai.


Early career & film debut (2008–2011)

Sinha started her career as a model and as walked the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week 2008[4] and then again in Lakme Fashion Week 2009.[4] Sonakshi Sinha is also a fashion designer. She designed costumes for movie Mera Dil Leke Deko in 2005.

She made her acting debut in the 2010 film Dabangg co-starring Salman Khan. The film went on to become one of the highest grossing Bollywood films.[5] Salman had seen her at a function engaging in dancing and offered her the role.[6] Speaking about it, she said that she had lost a weight of 30 kg over a period of two years in order to prepare for her character of a village girl by "a combination of proper diet and vigorous exercise". She also added that she had been "observing people and trying to pick up nuances" as a step of further preparation.[7] She also featured as the cover girl of Indian edition of Maxim magazine for the month December 2010.[8]

Although Sinha had no film release in 2011, she won quite a few awards for her debut. This included the Filmfare Award as well as the IIFA Awards among many others.

Breakthrough & initial success (2012–present)

In 2012, Sinha first appeared in Prabhu Deva's Rowdy Rathore. The film opened to mixed reviews from critics,[9] although had a strong opening at the box office,[10] collecting approx. INR15.06 crore (US$2.73 million) on the first day and eventually became a "Blockbuster".[11] Sinha will next appear in Shirish Kunder's Joker, which is set for an August 2012 release. She will also be starring in Ashwini Dhir's Son Of Sardar alongside Ajay Devgan, which is set for release in November 2012 and Arbaaz Khan's Dabangg 2, the sequel to her immensely successful debut film, Dabangg with Salman Khan which is expected to be releasing in December 2012. Sinha has also been signed opposite her Rowdy Rathore and Joker co-star, Akshay Kumar along with Imran Khan for Once Upon a Time Again, the sequel to Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, set for release in 2013, along with Vikramaditya Motwane's Lootera and Sajid Nadiawala's Judwaa 2. Sinha has also been signed on for Prabhu Deva's Namak opposite actor Shahid Kapoor.


2010DabanggRajjo PandeyFilmfare Award for Best Female Debut
2012Rowdy RathoreParo
2012Oh My GodSpecial appearance in song "Go Go Govinda" (Releasing on September 28, 2012)
2012Son Of SardaarJiyaPost-production (Releasing on November 13, 2012)
2012Dabangg 2Rajjo PandeyFilming (Releasing on December 21, 2012)
2013LooteraRaniPost-production (Releasing on March 29, 2013)
2013Once Upon a Time AgainYasmin ThakurFilming
2013Bullet Raja[13]Pre-production

Awards and nominations

2011Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild AwardsBest Female Debut[14]DabanggWon
Filmfare AwardsBest Female Debut[15]Won
Global Indian Film and Television HonoursMost Promising Fresh New Face- Female[16]
International Indian Film Academy AwardsStar Debut of the Year – Female[17]
Lions Gold AwardsFavourite Debutant Actress[18]
Lions Favourite Actress[18]
Star Screen AwardsMost Promising Newcomer - Female[19]
Stardust AwardsSuperstar of Tomorrow - Female[20]
Best Thriller/Action Actress[21]Nominated
Zee Cine AwardsBest Female Debut[22]Won
Zee Cine AwardsBest International Female Icon[22]Nominated
FICCI Frames Excellence AwardsBest Debut Actress[23][24]Won
Other Awards


  1. ^ "My darling daughter". Hindustan Times. September 25, 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  2. ^ "Sonakshi is Salman’s top leading lady". Hindustan Times. 9 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  3. ^ "Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University". 
  4. ^ a b "Off the Ramp with Sonakshi Sinha". 
  5. ^ "'Dabangg' 17th on list of highest grossers". Times of India. 2010-09-27. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  6. ^ Bollywood Hungama News Network (11 July 2009). "to debut opposite Salman Khan in Arbaaz Khan's production". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  7. ^ Tushar Doshi (29 October 2009). "Sonakshi Sinha lost 30kgs for her debut film Dabangg". MiD DAY. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Sonakshi Sinha;Shoot for Maxim India December 2010". 
  9. ^ "'Rowdy Rathore' Movie Review Roundup: Mixed Reaction From Critics - International Business Times". 2012-06-02. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  10. ^ "". 2012-05-26. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  11. ^ "". 2012-06-02. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  12. ^ "Sonakshi to romance Shahid in Namak". Times of India. 2012-08-02. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  13. ^ "Sonakshi Sinha to romance Saif in next film". Times of India. 2012-09-05. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  14. ^ "Winners of 6th Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards". Bollywood Hungama. 2011-01-11. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  15. ^ "56th Filmfare Awards 2010, A Night Of Glitz N' Glamour". Fifth Quarter Infomedia Pvt. Ltd. 2011-01-29. Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  16. ^ "Winners of 1st Global Indian Film & Television Honors 2011". Bollywood Hungama. 2011-02-12. 
  17. ^ "Winners of the IIFA Awards 2011". Bollywood Hungama. 2011-06-26. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  18. ^ a b "Winners of Lions Gold Awards 2010". Pink Villa. Retrieved 2011-01-24. 
  19. ^ "Winners of 17th Annual Star Screen Awards 2011". Bollywood Hungama. 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  20. ^ "StardustAwardWinner2011". Magnus Mags. 2011-02-09.,english/. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  21. ^ "Nominations of Stardust Awards 2011". Bollywood Hungama. 2011-01-22. Retrieved 2011-01-24. 
  22. ^ a b "Hrithik, SRK Top Zee Cine Awards". The Hindustan Times. HT Media Group. 2011-01-15. Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  23. ^ Indo-Asian News Service (19 March 2010). "SRK gets global entertainment award". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 
  24. ^ The Times Of India. 
  25. ^ "Dabangg wins 5 awards by Aaj Tak". 2011-01-02. Retrieved 2011-06-12. 
  26. ^ "Priyanka bags Phalke award for '7 Khoon Maaf'". 4 may 2011. 
  27. ^ Bollywood Hungama News Network (2011-02-14). "Winners of Bollywood Hungama Surfers Choice Movie Awards 2010". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 

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