Sonali Bendre is a well-known Indian actress, model, and author who is primarily known for her roles in Hindi films. She is a famous actress of her age. She is widely loved and raised by the audience at her age. Other than Bollywood she also performed in Telugu, Marathi, Tamil and Kannada movies.
Sonali Bendre was born in a middle-class Hindu Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu family on 1 January 1975 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Her father’s name is Jit Bendre, a government employee and works at the Central Public Works Department of India and the mother’s name is Roopse Bendre. She has an elder sister named and a younger sister named Gandhali Paranjape.
On 12 November 2002, Bendre married her boyfriend Goldie Behl (A filmmaker) after dating him for a long time. They both blessed with a son named Ranveer Behl who was born in 2005. According to media reports, Bendre has also dated Raj Thackeray who is a politician.
Sonali Bendre Wiki/Bio
|Birth Name||Sonali Bendre Behl|
|Nick Name||Not Known|
|Age||(as in 2023) 48 Years|
|Debut||• Bollywood Film: Aag (1994)|
• Tamil Film: Kadhalar Dhinam (1999)
• Kannada Film: Preethse (2000)
• Telugu Film: Murari (2001)
• Marathi Film: Anahat (2003)
• TV: Kya Masti Kya Dhoom (2001, as a host)
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Capricorn|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Date of Birth||1 January 1975|
|Residence||An apartment on the 5th floor, Juhu, Mumbai|
|Home Town||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hobbies||Cooking, Writing, Travelling, Collecting Art Bric-a-Bracs|
|Mother’s Name||Roopsi Bendre|
|Father’s Name||Jit Bendre (Worked in CPWD)|
|Sister||• Rupa Ranadive (Elder)|
• Gandhali Paranjape (Younger)
|Affairs/Boyfriends||• Raj Thackeray (Politician, Rumour)|
• Goldie Behl (Filmmaker)
Marital Status, Husband and Children
|Husband/Spouse||Goldie Behl (Filmmaker)|
|Marriage Date||12 November 2002|
|Children||Ranveer Behl (born in 2005)|
|School||• Kendriya Vidyalaya Malleswaram, Bengaluru|
• Holy Cross Convent High School, Thane
• Welham Girls School, Dehradun
|College/University||Ramnarain Ruia College|
|Profession||Actress, Model, Author|
|Brands Endorsed||Not Known|
|Career Manager||Not Known|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 167 cm|
in meters- 1.67 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
|Weight (Approx.)||in kilograms- 55 kg|
in pounds- 121 lbs
|Breast Size||32 inches|
|Hips Size||32 inches|
|Waist Size||28 inches|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Chandravanshiy Kayasth Prabhu (CKP)|
|Dress Size||4 US|
|Shoe Size||9 US|
|Car Collection||• Audi A6|
|Favourite Actress||Madhuri Dixit, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor|
|Favourite Food||Besan ka Ladoo, Steamed Modak, Caramelized Sesame Smoked Almonds, Roti wrap with Tandoori Mayonnaise, Prawn Curry, Keema Pav, Sushi, Khichdi, French Cuisines|
|Favourite Films||Bollywood- Diljale, Aashiqui 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Paan Singh Tomar|
Hollywood- Austin Powers, As Good as It Gets
|Favourite Books||Draupadi by Pratibha Ray, Paradise by Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison|
|Favourite Authors||Isabel Allende, Devdutt Pattanaik, Anand Neelakantan, Ravi Subramanian, Toni Morrison, Patrick Rothfuss, Isaac Asimov, Elif Shafak|
|Favourite Beauty Brands||Oriflame, Giordani Gold|
|Controversies||• 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.”
Sonali Bendre completed her schooling from numerous schools in various cities in India. She did her higher and secondary education from Kendriya Vidyalaya Malleswaram, Bengaluru, Holy Cross Convent High School, Thane, Maharashtra, and Welham Girls School, Dehradun. Later, Sonali graduated from Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai. In her childhood, she never wanted to become a model but a fashion show at her college turned her path into modeling, as she won that show. Since then she began getting offers from the modeling world and the film industry.
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In 1994, Sonali Bendre initiated her acting career as a lead actress with a Bollywood movie Aag when she was just 19 years old. For this movies, she won Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year and Star Screen Awards for Most Promising Newcomer. Sonali also appeared in Naaraaz, for which she was awarded Filmfare’s Sensational Debut award in 1994.
Sonali Bendre Net Worth
According to Woodgram, Sonali Bendre’s estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & much more details has been updated below. Let’s check, How Rich is Sonali Bendre in 2023?
|Estimated Net Worth in 2023 (Approx)||$5 million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)||$3 million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)||Under Review|
|Annual Salary||Under Review|
|Income Source||Actress, Model, Author|
Noted, Currently We don’t have enough information about Cars, Monthly/Yearly Salary etc. We will update soon.
In the year 1996, Sonali Bendre starred in English Babu Desi Mem, Rakshak, Diljale, Apne Dam Par, and Sapoot. That year, she welcomed Michael Jackson on his arrival in India in a traditional Marathi sari and applied tilak on his forehead. In 1997 and 1998, Bendre starred in Bhai, Tarazu, Qahar, Keemat, Humse Badhkar Kaun, Major Saab, Angaaray, and Zakhm. She was seen opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Duplicate. Bendre starred in two Tamil films in 1999: Kadhalar Dhinam and Kannodu Kanbathellam. Bendre also starred in Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United, Dahek, and Sarfarosh as well.
In 2000, Bendre made a brief cameo in Chal Mere Bhai and Dhai Akshar Prem Ke. She later appeared in Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai. Then, Bendre starred in Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain. In the same year, she made her debut in Kannada with the movie Preethse, a remake of Darr.
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In 2001, she made her Telugu debut in Murari with Mahesh Babu. Then, she was seen in Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega. She featured in a song, Mujhe Saajan Ke Ghar Jaana Hai, in Lajja. Bendre later acted in Tera Mera Saath Rahen.
In 2002, Bendre starred in 3 Telugu films: Indra, Khadgam, and Manmadhudu. In 2003, Bendre made her Marathi debut with Anahat, for which she got nominated for Star Screen Awards Best Actress in Marathi. Consecutively, Bendre starred in Pyaar Kiya Nahin Jaatha (Hindi), Palnati Brahmanayudu (Telugu), and Chori Chori (Hindi). She made a special appearance in Kal Ho Naa Ho.
2004 was the last active year of Bendre’s career. She starred in Shankar Dada MBBS and made a special appearance in Aga Bai Arrecha!. In addition to her acting, she was also recognized as a dancer through films such as Gaddar, Sapoot, Bombay, Lajja, and Major Saab. She took a break after this. In 2007, Bendre starred in a play called Aap Ki Soniya.
English Babu Desi Mem
Apne Dam Par
|1998||Keemat – They Are Back|
Humse Badhkar Kaun
Hum Saath Saath Hain
|2000||Chal Mere Bhai|
Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai
Dhai Akshar Prem Ke
Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain
Love You Hamesha
Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega
Tera Mera Saath Rahen
Pyaar Kiya Nahin Jaatha
Kal Ho Naa Ho
|2004||Shankar Dada MBBS|
Aga Bai Arrecha!
|2013||Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara!|
TV Shows & Serials List
|2001–2002||Kya Masti Kya Dhoom|
|2008||Mr & Mrs Television|
|2009-2012||India’s Got Talent|
|2012||Hindustan Ke Hunarbaaz|
|2014–2015||Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye|
|2013–2016||India’s Best Dramebaaz|
Facts About Sonali Bendre
- Does Sonali Bendre smoke?: No
- Does Sonali Bendre drink alcohol?: Not Known
- Bendre was spotted by filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt during a modeling assignment.
- Though she began her acting career with Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Naaraaz’ in 1994, her next movie Aag in 1994 was released first.
- In the late 1990s, Sonali was immensely famousdespite not having several hits and bagged films with the A-list stars and banners, mainly because of her beautiful looks.
- Bendre was the highest-paid actor in 2014, as she allegedly charged INR 4 lakh/day to be part of Life OK’s show ‘Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh.’
- She began a digital club called ‘Sonali’s Book Club’ to encourage the reading habits in 2017.
- Bendre is an avid dog lover.
- Sonali is allergic to perfumes.
- In July 2018, Bendre tweeted about the news that she has been diagnosed with high-grade metastatic cancer.
It was in July 2018 that Sonali Bendre broke the news of being diagnosed with high-grade cancer. Soon she flew to the US for treatment, and after a long and tiring fight with the disease, Sonali returned to Mumbai last year-end. And ever since, the actress has been doing well, and her Instagram posts are proof of it.
According to reports Rishi is suffering from cancer and is in the same hospital in NYC, the Sloan Kettering Hospital, where our Sonali Bendre has been bravely battling the dreaded disease herself since June.
Well, Like everyone Else She too has a hobby, which is Reading and thus the Love for Books.