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Sonali Bendre

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.

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Jan 1, 1975 In Mumbai - India
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Aag 1994-07-27
Latest Project:
Movie Once Upon ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara! 2013-08-14
Known For
Movie Once Upon ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara! Mumtaz 2013-08-14
Movie Shankar Dada MBBS 2004-10-15
Movie Chori Chori 2003-08-01
Movie Kal Ho Naa Ho Priya (Special Appearance) 2003-11-27
Movie Khadgam 2002-11-29
Movie Murari 2001-02-17
Movie Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega Sapna Chopra 2001-06-21
Movie Dil Hi Dil Mein Roja R. Chandra 2000-04-21
Movie Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai Saavni 2000-10-13
Movie Chal Mere Bhai 2000-05-04
Movie Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai Khushi Malhotra 2000-08-24
Movie Sarfarosh Seema 1999-04-30
Movie Kadhalar Dhinam Roja 1999-07-09
Movie Keemat Mansi 1998-04-10
Movie Duplicate Lily 1998-05-08
Movie Major Saab Nisha 1998-06-26
Movie Zakhm Sonia 1998-12-14
Movie Tarazu Pooja 1997-08-01
Movie English Babu Desi Mem Bijuriya 1996-01-26
Movie Rakshak Dr Pooja 1996-11-23
Movie Diljale Radhika 1996-09-21
Movie Sapoot 1996-11-08
Movie Aag Parul 1994-07-27
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