Name: Sonu Sood
Birthday: July 30th, 1973
Marital Status: Married to Sonali
Awards: Nandi Award for best Villain for Arundhati
Trivia: Although Sonu Sood belonged from a non-filmy background, yet he aspired to become an actor from since his childhood, a dream which he eventually fulfilled.
Biography: This model turned actor belongs to Moga in Punjab. Sonu Sood comes from a family where his father is an entrepreneur and mother is a teacher and his family has no connections with the film industry. He has two sisters and studied in Sacred Heart School in Moga City.
Sonu Sood’s first brush with media happened when he participated in the Mr. India pageant. Although he did not win the competition , he became a common face in most households with his appearance in commercials like Apollo Tyres, Airtel, etc.
An engineering graduate in electronics from YCCE Nagpur, Sonu Sood made his debut performance in the film Kallazhagar which became a box office hit. His debut film for the bollywood film industry happened with Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh which won him critical acclaim.
Sonu married Sonali and has a son named Ishant.
Sonu’s career did not reach the pinnacle of success despite him featuring in a number of movies like Super, Athadu among others. The biggest push to his career was given by his performance in Arundhati where he portrayed the role of Aghora. The movie was the biggest Telegu hit of that year and gave Sonu the much awaited credit.
2010 saw Sonu play the lead antagonist in the Hindi movie, Dabangg opposite Salman Khan. He sensationalized the character of Cheddi Singh and this remains one of his much talked about movies.
Sonu Sood’s Kannada debut movie opened to good box office responses and also won him critical acclaim. His current project is the movie Rana along with south superstar Rajnikant.
Fitness, Diet and Workout
The handsome dynamic actor Sonu Sood is a fitness freak he never misses his gym routine and follow a strict diet for being in best shape. He daily workout in gym for two hours and jog for 45 minutes. He daily concentrates on his abs for about 15 to 20 minutes. He is also practicing kick-boxing. He feels lifting heavy weights is not good and lifts light weights. He is vegetarian but eat eggs and don’t smoke or drink. His diet includes lots of proteins like lentils, grains and legumes. He drink two protein shakes a day and avoid junk food.
In Gabbar Movie
Gabbar is an upcoming Bollywood action drama, directed by Krish and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Akshay Kumar and Shruti Haasan are playing the lead roles. Sonu Sood is playing the role of Balbir Singh where Prakash Raj will play Suryam.
Sonu Sood in Happy New Year
Sonu Sood will also be seen in the upcoming film “Happy New Year”. He said that “I cannot talk about the movie Happy New Year in detail at the moment, but all I can say is I am honored and have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the movie. I got a chance to work with the most talented and finest actors in the movie. The entire team was very supportive and encouraging too”.
2014 Happy New Year (Hindi)
Nandi Award for best Villain
Awards of the International Indian Film Academy
Screen Weekly Awards