|Sonali Bendre Behl|
Bendre at IIJW ramp walk in 2012
1 January 1975 |
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Film actress, model|
|Height||167 cm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Spouse(s)||Goldie Behl (m. 2002)|
Personal life and educationEdit
Bendre was born in Mumbai. She studied at Kendriya Vidyalaya Malleswaram, Bangalore 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 her son, Ranveer, at the Breach Candy Hospital.
Bendre started 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 was noticed. She won the Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year 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 four Khans (Salman, Aamir, Shahrukh and Saif). She has also starred opposite Bollywood actors such as Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and Ajay Devgn. She also starred opposite Telugu matinee idol Chiranjeevi in films such as Indra and Shankar Dada M.B.B.S.
In addition to her acting, she was also recognized as a graceful dancer through films such as Gaddar, Sapoot, Bombay, Lajja and Major Saab. In 2003, she made a special appearance as Shahrukh Khan's doctor, Dr. Priya, in Kal Ho Naa Ho (produced by Karan Johar), which also starred Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta. Bendre also starred in the theatre in a play called Aap Ki Soniya.
Bendre hosted a dance show on television named Kya Masti Kya Dhoom....! and was one of the judges of Indian Idol on Sony Entertainment television. She also hosted the 50th Filmfare Awards with Saif Ali Khan and Farida Jalal on 26 February 2005. She was a judge on Mr & Mrs Television, Indian Idol 4 and India's Got Talent. In 2012, she appeared as a judge on the reality dance series Hindustan Ke Hunarbaaz, on Life OK, along with choreographer Terence Lewis.
She also appeared as a judge on India's Best Dramebaaz on Zee TV. She was the narrator on the TV Show Mission Sapne, aired on Colors in 2014. Bendre played the lead role, Shoba Sachdev, in Star Life OK's television serial Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh. The serial started airing in October 2014.
In June 2012, Bendre was rumoured to quit judging India's Got Talent 4. She was said to be likely replaced by Ritesh Deshmukh. However, she opted out of the show in order to give her dates for her comeback vehicle Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara!; for some period, the channel hasn't spoken to Bendre. In July, Bendre announced that she would be making her comeback by portraying a character connected to the one played by Akshay Kumar in the movie. Her part was described by the director Milan Luthria: "Sonali's character is called Mumtaz. The name spells enigma and is very crucial to the plot of the film. The character doesn't fit into the usual mould of a mother or a sister or bhabhi but has an identity of its own. That is what makes it special. And that's why Sonali agreed to be a part of the film."
Bendre took a sabbatical from movies after 2004. After giving birth to her son she started acting in television. She refused to star in many movies, saying she wanted to focus on her family, especially her son. However, after she was offered Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Dobaara!, she said yes because of her friendship with Ekta and Shobha Kapoor, and the fact she had previously worked with both Luthria (Chori Chori) and Kumar (in Tarazu, Sapoot, Angaaray, Keemat).
Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year
|1995||The Don||Anita Malik||Hindi|
|Bombay||Herself||Tamil||Special appearance in the song "Humma Humma"|
|1996||Rakshak||Dr. Pooja Malhotra||Hindi|
|English Babu Desi Mem||Bijuriya||Hindi|
|Apne Dam Par||Herself||Hindi||Special appearance in the song "Aara Hile Chapara Hile"|
|1998||Keemat - They Are Back||Mansi||Hindi|
|Humse Badhkar Kaun||Anu||Hindi|
|Hum Saath Saath Hain||Preeti||Hindi|
|Dahek||Sabina Bahkshi/Neelima Bahkshi||Hindi|
|2000||Chal Mere Bhai||Piya||Hindi||Cameo appearance|
|Dil Hi Dil Mein||Roja||Hindi||Official dubbed and partial re-shot version of Kadhalar Dhinam|
|Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai||Khushi||Hindi||Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actress|
|Dhai Akshar Prem Ke||Nisha||Hindi||Cameo appearance|
|Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain||Saawni||Hindi|
|Love You Hamesha||Shivani||Hindi|
|Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega||Sapna Chopra||Hindi|
|Lajja||Herself||Hindi||Special appearance in the song "Mujhe Saajan Ke Ghar Jaana Hai"|
|Tera Mera Saath Rahen||Madhuri||Hindi|
|Pyaar Kiya Nahin Jaatha||Disha||Hindi|
|Palnati Brahmanayudu||Siva Nageswari||Telugu|
|Kal Ho Naa Ho||Priya||Hindi||Cameo appearance|
|2004||Shankar Dada MBBS||Dr. Sunita/ Chitti||Telugu|
|Aga Bai Arrecha!||Herself||Marathi||Special appearance in the song "Cham Cham Karta Hai"|
|2013||Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara!||Mumtaz Khan||Hindi||Cameo appearance|
|2014–2015||Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye||Shobha Sachdev||Life OK|
|2013–present||India's Best Dramebaaz||Judge||Zee Tv|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1995||Aag||Filmfare Awards||Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year||Won|
|1995||Aag||Star Screen Awards||Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer - Female||Won|
|2000||Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai||Planet - Bollywood People's Choice Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2000||Sarfarosh||International Indian Film Academy Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2001||Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai||Star Screen Awards||Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai||International Indian Film Academy Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2002||Murari||Filmfare Awards||Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu||Nominated|
|2004||Anahat||Star Screen Awards||Best Actress Marathi||Won|
|2011||India's Got Talent||Golden Petal Awards||Most Chahiti Personality||Won|
|2012||India's Got Talent||Indian Telly Awards||Indian Telly Award for Best Judge Panel||Won|
|2015||Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye||Indian Telly Awards||Indian Telly Award for Best Onscreen Couple||Nominated|
|2017||India's Best Dramebaaz||Zee Rishtey Award||Zee Rishtey Award for Best Judge||Won|
|2018||Herself||Women Achiever’s Awards 2018||Pride of Maharashtra Award||Won|
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- Interview with Sonali Bendre
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- Kal Ho Naa Ho Indiafm.com
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- "I might never do another film role". 3 July 2012. Archived from the original on 14 September 2012.
- "Sonali Bendre returns to films". 2 July 2012.
- "Sonali set to make a comeback". 3 July 2012.
- "Sonali Bendre makes a comeback in films". 3 July 2012.
- "I feel like I'm coming home: Sonali Bendre". 3 July 2012. Archived from the original on 12 June 2013.
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