Sonali Bendre

Profession: Actress, Model, Author

Father of Sonali Bendre

Jit Bendre (Worked in CPWD)

Husband/Spouse of Sonali Bendre

Goldie Behl (m. 2002-present)

Mother of Sonali Bendre

Roopsi Bendre

Sisters of Sonali Bendre

Rupa Ranadive (Elder)
Gandhali Paranjape (Younger)

Affairs/Boyfriends of Sonali Bendre

Raj Thackeray (Politician, Rumour)
Goldie Behl (Filmmaker)

Favourite Actresses of Sonali Bendre

Madhuri Dixit, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor

Favourite Author(s) of Sonali Bendre

Isabel Allende, Devdutt Pattanaik, Anand Neelakantan, Ravi Subramanian, Toni Morrison, Patrick Rothfuss, Isaac Asimov, Elif Shafak

Favourite Beauty Brand(s) of Sonali Bendre

Oriflame, Giordani Gold

Favourite Book(s) of Sonali Bendre

Draupadi by Pratibha Ray, Paradise by Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Favourite Colour of Sonali Bendre


Favourite Destination of Sonali Bendre


Favourite Film(s) of Sonali Bendre

Bollywood- Diljale, Aashiqui 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Paan Singh Tomar
Hollywood- Austin Powers, As Good as It Gets

Favourite Food(s) of Sonali Bendre

Besan ka Ladoo, Steamed Modak, Caramelized Sesame Smoked Almonds, Roti wrap with Tandoori Mayonnaise, Prawn Curry, Keema Pav, Sushi, Khichdi, French Cuisines

Awards, Honours, Achievements of Sonali Bendre

1995- Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year for the film 'Aag' (1994), Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer - Female for the film 'Aag' (1994)
2001- Star Screen Award - Best Supporting Actress for the film 'Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai' (2000)
2004- Star Screen Awards - Best Actress Marathi for the film 'Anahat' (2003)
2011- Golden Petal Award - Most Chahiti Personality for the TV show 'India's Got Talent' (2010)
2012- Indian Telly Award - Indian Telly Award for Best Judge Panel for the TV show 'India's Got Talent' (2011)
2017- Zee Rishtey Award - Best Judge for the TV show 'India's Best Dramebaaz' (2016)
2018- Women Achiever's Award - Pride of Maharashtra Award

Controversies of Sonali Bendre

On 5 April 2018, Sonali, along with "Hum Saath Saath Hain" co-stars, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, and Neelam were acquitted by a Jodhpur Court in the 1998 blackbuck killing case, in which Salman Khan was convicted and was sentenced to 5-year, Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri, pronounced the verdict.   In 2001, she was arrested by the Mumbai police after a complaint was filed against her for her "offensive" photo for the cover of Showtime magazine in 1998, that "hurt the religious sentiments of the people."  

Information about Sonali Bendre

She never thought of doing modelling, but destiny had some other plans for her. During a fashion show at her college, the girl who was supposed to the ramp walk couldn't make it, after which Sonali was asked to replace her. It was a tough ask for her as until that time she never wore a heel. Luckily, she did well and even won the first prize, after which she started getting modelling offers.  In July 2018, she tweeted about the news that she has been diagnosed with high-grade metastatic cancer.  In 2017, she started a digital club called 'Sonali's Book Club' to encourage reading habit.  In the late 1990s, she was immensely popular despite not having many hits and bagged films with the A-list stars and banners, mainly because of her gorgeous looks.  Though she started her acting career with Mahesh Bhatt's 'Naaraaz' (1994), her second film 'Aag' (1994) was released first.  She was discovered by filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt during a modelling assignment.  She has always been a voracious reader, and in 2015, she released her first book 'The Modern Gurukul: My Experiment with Parenting,' through which she shared her experiences and challenges as a first-time mother.  Does Sonali Bendre smoke?: No  Does Sonali Bendre drink alcohol?: Not Known  The interior designing of her Juhu apartment was done by her close friend Sussanne Khan, designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.  Sonali was born into a middle-class Marathi family and was raised in a strict household. 

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