(Last Updated on : 21/04/2012)
Sonali Bendre is a former model and a widely popular film actress from Bollywood or the Hindi film industry. Besides doing a number of Hindi films, Sonali Bendre has also appeared in several Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Marathi movies as well. Apart from films, she has also been featured in reality shows on television, namely India`s Got Talent and the Indian Idol Season Four. Sonali Bendre has been praised by critics and fans for her roles in commercially successful Hindi films Diljale and Sarfarosh.
Early Life of Sonali Bendre
Sonali Bendre was born on 1st January in the year 1975 in a Maharashtrian family, in Mumbai
. The immensely talented actress has completed her education from Bangalore (now Bengaluru
) and Mumbai
in Kendriya Vidyalaya Antop Hill, Sion and Holy Cross High School Thane.
Career of Sonali Bendre
Sonali Bendre started out her career as a model before she was selected for the Star Dust Talent Search. She made her debut on the silver screen with the moderately hit Bollywood flick Aag paired opposite the very popular Hindi film actor Govinda
and actress Shilpa Shetty
. Following that she was critically acclaimed for her performances in Duplicate, Zakhm, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Dil Hi Dil Main, Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai, Bombay, Bhai, Sarfarosh, Humse Badkar Kaun, Love You Hamesha, Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, Dahek: A Burning Passion, Jis Des Mein Ganga Rehta Hain and many more. She also made her presence felt in a score of Telegu, Tamil and Kannad films. Few of her south Indian movies include Kadhalar Dhinam, Preethse, Murari and others.
Currently Sonali Bendre is seen in the small screen hosting shows. She also hosted a dance show on television named Kya Masti Kya Dhoom; and has been one of the judges of Indian Idol in Sony Entertainment television. She has also hosted the 50th Filmfare Awards with Saif Ali Khan
and Farida Jalal
on 26 February 2005 and was a judge on India`s Got Talent.
Awards and Honours to Sonali Bendre
Sonali Bendre has been awarded with many awards for her commendable performances. In 1995, she won the Filmfare Lux New Face Award. In 2001 she also got the Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai. In 2004 Sonali was awarded the Star Screen Award, Best Actress-Marathi for the movie Anaahat.
Personal Life of Sonali Bendre
Sonali Bendre is married to renowned Bollywood filmmaker Goldie Behl. The couple has been married since the year 2002 and had a son named Ranvir in 2005.
Filmography od Sonali Bendre
||The Don, Gaddaar, Takkar
||Murari, Love Ke Liye Kuchh Bhi Karega, Lajja, Tera Mera Saath Rahen
||Rakshak, English Babu Desi Mem, Diljale, Apne Dam Par (Special appearance), Sapoot
||Indra Pallavi, Khadgam, Manmadhudu
||Bhai, Tarazu, Qahar
||Anaahat, Palanati Brahmanaidu, Chori Chori, Kal Ho Naa Ho (Special appearance)
||Keemat: They Are Back, Duplicate, Humse Badhkar Kaun, Major Saab, Angaaray, Zakhm
||Shankardada MBBS, Aga Bai Arrecha
||Love You Hamesha (Shivani), Kadhalar Dhinam (Roja), Kannodu Kanbathellam, Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United, ahek: A Burning Passion, Premikula Roju, Sarfarosh