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Sonali Bendre

Sonali Bendre is an Indian movie actress, author, model, and television personality, who predominantly works in the Bollywood film industry. She not only appears in Hindi movies she is also featured in other languages like  Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, and Kannada films. She made her debut movie Aag appeared as Parul in the year 1994 and for this movie, she grabbed the Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year. She recently posted an old photo of her and James Bond movie actor Pierce Brosnan and a new photo with her husband film producer Goldie Behl on her Instagram account which went viral, with the photos she wrote “Then and now pics are my favorite shows me how much has changed yet some things haven’t, like me fitting into an old outfit which I wore 16 years ago”.

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As an author, she wrote some books like “The Modern Gurukul: My Experiments with Parenting“, by this book she shares her three principles of parenting which are helpful to find a balance between traditional and modern values. She started her career as a model and then she gets selected for Star Dust Talent Search. Later she was invited to Mumbai and she was trained by some famous actors and performers in the Indian film industry. Then she made her debut movie Aag in the year 1994 with actor Govinda, the movie has flopped but her performance was noticed and she won the Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year and Star Screen Awards‘ Most Promising Newcomer.

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In her initial stage, she struggled a lot to become a successful actress, then she eventually got critical acclaim for her performances in the movies like Diljale in 1996, Bhai in 1997, Sarfarosh, Zakhm, Duplicate, Kadhalar Dhinam her debut Tamil Movie, and more. She appeared with most of the top Bollywood actors like Shahrukh, Aamir, Salman, Saif, Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, and Ajay Devgn. She also featured in a Telugu movie with Chiranjeevi in the movies like Indra and Shankar Dada M.B.B.S. Apart from acting, she was recognized as a quite graceful dancer in the movies like Gaddar, Sapoot, Bombay, Lajja, and Major Saab.

On November 1, 1996, she welcomed Michael Jackson by dancing the traditional Maharashtrian Nauvari sari and she performed Aarti for Jackson. As an actress she is also quite popular in the Television industry, she hosted a dance show on television named Kya Masti Kya Dhoom….!. Moreover, she also hosted the 50th Filmfare Awards with Saif Ali Khan and Farida Jalal on 26 February 2005. Then she was featured as a judge for various television reality shows like Mr & Mrs. Television, Indian Idol 4 India’s Got Talent, and much more. Sonali featured in a lead role for a television serial Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh as Shoba Sachdev in Star Life OK in October 2014.


NameSonali Bendre
Real NameSonali Bendre Behl
ProfessionActress, Model, Author
Date of Birth1 January 1975
Age24 (as of 2022)
Zodiac signCapricorn
FamilyFather: Jit Bendre
Mother: Roopsi Bendre
Sisters: Rupa Ranadive (Elder), Gandhali Paranjape (Younger)
Marital StatusMarried – 2002
Affairs/BoyfriendsRaj Thackeray (Rumour)
HusbandGoldie Behl
ChildrenSon: Ranveer behl (Born in 2005)
Educational QualificationGraduate
SchoolKendriya Vidyalaya Malleswaram, Bengaluru
Holy Cross Convent High School, Thane
Welham Girls School, Dehradun
CollegeRamnarain Ruia College, Maharashtra
HobbiesDancing and Singing
Birth PlaceKottarakkara, Kollam, Kerala
HometownKottarakkara, Kollam, Kerala
Current CityKochi, Kerala

Social Media Profiles

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Unknown Facts

  • In July 2018 She was diagnosed with high-grade metastatic cancer.
  • She was arrested by Mumbai police in 2001 after a complaint was filed against her for her offensive photo on the cover of showtime magazine in 1988.


1994AagParulHindiWon—Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
1995The DonAnita MalikHindi
1996RakshakDr. Pooja MalhotraHindi
1996English Babu Desi MemBijuriyaHindi
1996Apne Dam ParHerselfHindiSpecial appearance in the song "Aara Hile Chapara Hile"
1998Keemat - They Are BackMansiHindi
1998Humse Badhkar KaunAnuHindi
1998Major SaabNishaHindi
1999Kadhalar DhinamRojaTamil
1999Kannodu KanbathellamKalyaniTamil
1999Hum Saath Saath HainDr. Preeti ShuklaHindi
2000Chal Mere BhaiPiyaHindiCameo
2000Hamara Dil Aapke Paas HaiKhushiHindi
2000Dhai Akshar Prem KeNishaHindiCameo
2000Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta HainSaawniHindi
2001Love You HameshaShivaniHindi
2001Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi KaregaSapna ChopraHindi
2001LajjaHerselfHindiSpecial appearance in the song "Mujhe Saajan Ke Ghar Jaana Hai"
2001Tera Mera Saath RahenMadhuriHindi
2003AnahatQueen SheelavathiMarathi
2003Pyaar Kiya Nahin JaathaDishaHindi
2003Palnati BrahmanayuduSiva NageswariTelugu
2003Chori ChoriPoojaHindi
2003Kal Ho Naa HoPriyaHindiCameo
2004Shankar Dada MBBSDr. Sunita / ChittiTelugu
2004Aga Bai Arrecha!HerselfMarathiSpecial appearance in the song "Cham Cham Karta Hai"
2013Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara!Mumtaz KhanHindiCameo

TV Shows

2001–2002Kya Masti Kya DhoomHost
2008Mr & Mrs TelevisionJudge
2008-2009Indian IdolJudgeseason 4
2009-2012India's Got TalentJudgeseason 1-3
2012Hindustan Ke HunarbaazJudge
2014Mission SapneNarrator
2014–2015Ajeeb Daastaan Hai YeShobha Sachdev
2013–2016India's Best DramebaazJudge
2021Super DancerGuestseason 4


1995Screen AwardsDiscovery of the YearWon
1995AagScreen AwardsMost Promising Newcomer – FemaleWon
1995AagFilmfare AwardsLux New Face of the YearWon
1995NaaraazFilmfare AwardsSensational DebutWon
1998ZakhmPlanet Bollywood People's Choice AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
2000Hamara Dil Aapke Paas HaiPlanet Bollywood People's Choice AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
2000SarfaroshInternational Indian Film Academy AwardsBest ActressNominated
2001Hamara Dil Aapke Paas HaiInternational Indian Film Academy AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
2001Hamara Dil Aapke Paas HaiBollywood Movie AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
2001Hamara Dil Aapke Paas HaiScreen AwardsBest Supporting ActressWon
2004AnahatScreen AwardsBest Actress – MarathiWon
2011India's Got TalentGolden Petal AwardsMost Chahiti PersonalityWon
2012India's Got TalentIndian Telly AwardsBest Judge PanelWon
2015Ajeeb Daastaan Hai YeIndian Telly AwardsBest Onscreen CoupleNominated
2017India's Best DramebaazZee Rishtey AwardsBest JudgeWon
2018Women Achiever's AwardsPride of MaharashtraWon
2019Woman of SubstanceI Am Woman awardsWon


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