Sonakshi Sinha is an Indian Bollywood actress and model. She marked her debut in the Hindi film industry with 2010 Blockbuster film Dabangg opposite Salman Khan. Sinha next appeared in Rowdy Rathore (2012) alongside Akshay Kumar. The film got very positive response from the critics and even opened to strong box office collections.
She is the daughter of an actor and a politician Shatrughan Sinha and Punam Sinha. She has two brothers, Luv Sinha and Kussh Sinha. Luv is also an aspiring actor. She studied fashion designing at SNDT in Delhi.
Early career & film debut (2008–2011)
Sinha started her career as a model and as walked the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week 2008 and then again in Lakme Fashion Week 2009. Sonakshi Sinha is also a fashion designer. She designed costumes for movie Mera Dil Leke Deko in 2005.
She made her acting debut in the 2010 film Dabangg co-starring Salman Khan. The film went on to become one of the highest grossing Bollywood films. Salman had seen her at a function engaging in dancing and offered her the role. Speaking about it, she said that she had lost a weight of 30 kg over a period of two years in order to prepare for her character of a village girl by "a combination of proper diet and vigorous exercise". She also added that she had been "observing people and trying to pick up nuances" as a step of further preparation. She also featured as the cover girl of Indian edition of Maxim magazine for the month December 2010.
Although Sinha had no film release in 2011, she won quite a few awards for her debut. This included the Filmfare Award as well as the IIFA Awards among many others.
Breakthrough & initial success (2012–present)
In 2012, Sinha first appeared in Prabhu Deva's Rowdy Rathore. The film opened to mixed reviews from critics, although had a strong opening at the box office, collecting approx. 15.06 crore (US$2.73 million) on the first day and eventually became a "Blockbuster". Sinha will next appear in Shirish Kunder's Joker, which is set for an August 2012 release. She will also be starring in Ashwini Dhir's Son Of Sardar alongside Ajay Devgan, which is set for release in November 2012 and Arbaaz Khan's Dabangg 2, the sequel to her immensely successful debut film, Dabangg with Salman Khan which is expected to be releasing in December 2012. Sinha has also been signed opposite her Rowdy Rathore and Joker co-star, Akshay Kumar along with Imran Khan for Once Upon a Time Again, the sequel to Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, set for release in 2013, along with Vikramaditya Motwane's Lootera and Sajid Nadiawala's Judwaa 2.
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