Sonali Bendre

Sonali Bendre

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    • January 1st, 1975
Sonali was born in Mumbai into a Marathi speaking Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu family.She studied in Bangalore and Mumbai in Kendriya Vidyalaya Malleswaram and Holy Cross Convent High School, Thane. Thereafter she went to Welham Girls School, Dehradun. She married film director Goldie Behl on 12 November 2002. On 11 August 2005, she gave birth to a son, Ranveer, at the Breach Candy Hospital. Bendre started out as a model before being selected for the "Star Dust Talent Search". She was invited to Mumbai and received training from a variety of top actors and performers of the Indian film industry. Her first role was in Aag (1994) opposite Govinda.The movie flopped,but she get noticed. And she get two awards for Filmfare Award for newcomer and Star Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer. Though, she initially struggled to be a successful actress, she was eventually given critical acclaim for her performances in Diljale in 1996, followed by Bhai (1997), Sarfarosh, Zakhm, Duplicate, Kadhalar Dhinam (Tamil film), Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999), Tera Mera Saath Rahen (2001) and Anahat (2003) among others. She is also known for being one of the few actresses who acted opposite all top four Khans (Salman, Aamir, Shahrukh and Saif). She has also starred opposite Bollywood actors such as Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt and Anil Kapoor. She also starred opposite Telugu Superstars Mahesh Babu in Murari, Chiranjeevi, Akkineni Nagarjuna and Nandamuri Balakrishna in films such as Indra, Shankar Dada M.B.B.S., Angaaray, Manmadhudu, Palanti Brahma Naidu and Kannada Superstar Upendra in the film Preethse (remake of Darr) That helped her to establish herself and she gain popularity in South and North. She is a well known Indian star internationally.

Starring Sonali Bendre on Plex


Acting (28 Credits)

2013Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Dobara as Mumtaz
2004Shankar Dada MBBS
2004Aga Bai Arecha as Item Girl
2003Chori Chori as Pooja
2003Kal Ho Naa Ho as Dr. Priya
2002Manmadhudu as Harika
2001Murari as Vasundhara
2001Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega as Sapna Chopra
2000Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain as Saavni
2000Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai as Khushi Malhotra
2000Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke as Nisha
2000Chal Mere Bhai
1999Sarfarosh as Seema
1999Kadhalar Dinam as Roja
1999Kadhalar Dinam as Roja R. Chandra
1999Hum Saath-Saath Hain as Preeti Shukla
1998Major Saab as Nisha
1998Zakhm as Sonia
1998Keemat: They Are Back as Mansi
1998Duplicate as Lily
1997Tarazu as Pooja
1996English Babu Desi Mem as Bijuriya
1996Diljale as Radhika
1995Bombay as Special appearance in song "Humma Humma"


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