Sonali Bendre – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Sonali Bendre Indian Actress, Model

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Nickname Sonali
Gender Female
Age 49 years old (in 2024)
Date of Birth January 1, 1975
Real Name Sonali Bendre
Profession Actress, Model
Nationality Indian
Birthplace Mumbai, India
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Capricorn

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 32-28-32 Inches
Bodytype Slim
Height 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)
Weight 55 kg (121 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Hobbies Cooking, Writing, Travelling, Collecting Art Bric-a-Bracs

Sonali Bendre Behl, an Indian actress who has worked in Bollywood movies and has made her identity by giving fantabulous performances. She is mainly known for appearing in the Bollywood film ‘Safarosh’ starring Aamir Khan.

Additionally, Sonali Bendre has acted in Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, and Kannada movies as well. Moreover, she has won many awards including a Filmfare Award.


Sonali Bendre has established her career as a model and actress. Initially, she took the start of her career with modeling, and later, she moved her interest into acting.

She, however, made her extensive career by working on various acting and modeling assignments. Bendre entered the Star Dust Talent Search and later, she became a model.

At the age of 19, Sonali Bendre debuted through her first film named ‘Aag’ in 1994. For her wonderful performance, she won the Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year and the Star Screen Awards for Most Promising Newcomer. In the same year, she acted in the film named Naaraaz, for which she won Filmfare’s Sensational Debut award. In 1995, she appeared in Bombay in the song Humma Humma.

Subsequently, she then started accepting roles for different Bollywood movies including ‘English Babu Desi Mam’, starring Shahrukh Khan. Likewise, she did many films throughout her acting career.


Among various achievements, the actress, Sonali Bendre has been honored with many awards including Screen Awards, Filmfare Awards, Golden Petal Awards, and many more are prominent on the list.


Sonali Bendre Education

Qualification: Graduate

School: Kendriya Vidyalaya Malleswaram, Bengaluru
Holy Cross Convent High School, Thane
Welham Girls School, Dehradun

College: Ramnarain Ruia College

Sonali Bendre Career

Profession: Actress, Model

Known For: Famous for starring in Aga Bai Arrecha! movie


Film Debut: Aag (1994)

Aag (1994)
Movie poster

TV Show: Mr & Mrs Television (2008)

Mr & Mrs Television (2008)
TV Show poster

Net Worth: USD $3 million Approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Jit Bendre

Jit Bendre
Sonali Bendre with her family

Mother: Roopsi Bendre

Roopsi Bendre
Sonali Bendre with her mother

Sister: Goldie Behl (m. 2002)

Goldie Behl
Sonali Bendre with her husband

Marital Status: Married

No. of Children: 1

Son: Ranveer Behl

Ranveer Behl
Sonali Bendre with her son

Facts You Never Knew About Sonali Bendre

  • Sonali Bendre invited Michael Jackson on his entry in India in a customary Maharashtrian nauvari sari and she performed Aarti for Jackson on November 1, 1996.
  • Bendre took a leave from full-time acting in 2003 and made her comeback with the 2013 criminal thriller Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara.
  • Sonali Bendre additionally featured in the performance theatre in a play called Aap Ki Soniya
  • On 4 July 2018, she uncovered on Twitter that she has been determined to have malignancy and was experiencing treatment in New York city healing facility
  • Bendre began as a model before being chosen for the “Star Dust Talent Search”. She was welcome to Mumbai and got training from an assortment of best on-screen strs and entertainers of the Indian film industry.
  • She is an eager pooch darling.
  • She was the host on the TV Show Mission Sapne, broadcast on Colors in 2014.
  • Ram Kadam, a BJP lawmaker posted a false tweet about Bendre’s demise in September 2018.
  • Bendre took a holiday from films after 2004. In the wake of bringing forth her child, she began acting in TV
  • In the late 1990s, she was monstrously mainstream in spite of not having numerous hits and stowed films with the A-rundown stars and flags, for the most part in light of her flawless looks.
  • According to reports, she was the most generously compensated TV performing artist in 2014; as she supposedly charged ₹4 lakh every day to be a piece of Life OK’s show ‘Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh.’

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Who is Sonali Bendre?

Sonali Bendre is an Indian actress, model, born on 01 January, 1975 in Mumbai, India.

How old is Sonali Bendre?

Sonali Bendre is 49 years old as of April 2024.

How tall is Sonali Bendre?

Sonali Bendre is 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m).

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