Sonakshi Sinha (born June 2, 1987) is an Indian actress and model. Sonakshi's acting debut took place in 2010 in the Hindi film "Dabangg", for which she received the Filmfare Award for best female debut.
Sonakshi Sinha was born into an acting family. Father - actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha, mother - actress Punam Sinha (at the beginning of her career she was called Komal). In addition to her, the family also had two twin brothers Love Sinha and Kush Sinha. Sonakshi's cousin is actress Puja Ruparel, known for her childhood role in The King in Love.
Sonakshi began her career as a costume designer and created costumes for the film "Mera Dil Leke Dekho." In 2009, she was a model at Haute Couture Week in India. Despite the fact that Sonakshi is from an acting family, she never used the name of her father. She became successful only thanks to her own efforts and perseverance. Sonakshi never dreamed of becoming an actress, but it was the week of haute couture in India it saw Salman Khan and offered a role in the movie "Dabangg".
After a series of commercial hits in the Masala genre Sonakshi was proposed to play a prominent poetess Amrita Pritam in the biographical film of director-debutant Jasmite Rin. Her previous realistic role in the movie "Lootera" Vikramaditya Motwan was highly praised by critics and fans.
In 2014, Sonakshi made her debut in Tamil cinema for the first time, playing the main role in the action movie Lingaa with Rajnikant, and the next as a singer, recording the song "Aaj Mood Hai Ishqoholic" with duet Meet Bros. In 2017, she played a Pakistani journalist in the movie Noor, which failed at the box office, and is suspected of being murdered in the Ittefaq a thriller movie, along with Sidhartha Malhotra. A remake of the 1969 film of the same name, Ittefaq became the most profitable Indian film in November, collecting about 562.6 million rupees at the box office.
In 2018, the film Happy Bhag Jayegi Returns was released, which is a continuation of the film, released in 2016, she also sang one of the songs in it. In the same year, the film Welcome in New-York was released in tandem with Dilgit Dosange, but the film failed at the box office. She also starred in the Mungda music issue for the film Total Dhamaal, which was a remake of the song Helen danced in the Inkaar movie. Despite mixed reviews of the song itself, the film was a commercial success. Sonakshi has now agreed to take part in Dabangg 3, the trickle of her debut film Dabangg.
She is daughter of Shatrughan Sinha who is from Bihar and is a prominent actor and a politician and Poonam Sinha (pre-marriage Sindhi surname: Chandiramani) who is Sindhi. She is the youngest of three children with two twin brothers, Luv Sinha and Kush Sinha. Sonakshi completed her schooling from Arya Vidya Mandir in Mumbai and graduated in Fashion Designing from Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University, Mumbai, Maharashtra.