Full Name:Sonu Sood
Age (as of 2019):46 years old
Date of Birth:30 July 1973
Birthplace:Moga, Punjab, India
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height, Weight & Physical Stats
Height:6’ 2” (1.88 m)
Weight:80 kg (176 lbs)
Eye Color:Dark Brown
Sonu Sood is an Indian movie actor, model, and film producer who appear primarily in Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Punjabi movies. He was born in Moga, India on 30th July 1973.
In the year 2009, Sonu Sood received Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Award for the Best Villain as well as Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actor Telugu for his remarkable acting in Telugu blockbuster movie Arundhati. In 2010, Sonu Sood won IIFA Award for the Best Performance in a Negative Role for Bollywood megahit movie Dabangg and Apsara Award for the Best Actor in a Negative Role. In the year 2012, he won SIIMA Award for the Best Actor in a Negative Role for the movie Julayi.
He is massively recognized for characters in blockbuster movies such as Yuva, Aashiq Banaya Aapne, Athadu, Dookudu, Jodhaa Akbar, Happy New Year, Shootout at Wadala, Kung Fu Yoga and Simba.
Sonu Sood also starred in a number of TV commercials for Airtel, Apollo Tyres etc. In July 2016, he founded a production house named Shakti Sagar Productions, which is called Shakti Sagar Sood after his father.
In the year 1999, Sonu Sood was introduced to Tamil movies with Nenjinile and Kallazhagar. He afterwards starred as an antagonist in Telugu movie Hands Up. In 2001, he starred in Majunu. Sonu Sood then started to appear in Hindi movies as Bhagat Singh in Shaheed-E-Azam. He earned admiration as Abhishek Bachchan’s brother in Yuva and in Aashiq Banaya Aapne.
In 2005, with the release of Super, Sonu Sood earned greater recognition for his work in Tollywood. His next movie was Athadu. In 2006, Sonu once again represented the role of an antagonist in Ashok. The movie was an average grosser, though by now he had become renowned in Telugu movies.
In the year 2009, Sonu Sood depicted the role of Pasupathy in the movie Arundhati. Following his Tollywood release for the movie Arundhati, he represented the leading role of Rajkumar Sujamal in Indian epic movie Jodha Akbar.In the same year, he played the negetive role of gangster Bada in Anjaneyulu alongside Ravi Teja. In the second half of 2009, he starred in another Telugu movie Ek Niranjan, in which he again featured as an antagonist. In the year 2010, he played the leading antagonist role for the super hit Dabangg, co-featuring with Salman Khan.
Facts You Never Knew About Sonu Sood!
- Sonu Sood belongs to a non-filmy background, though he was greatly aspired to become an actor since his babyhood.
- Prior acting, he took part in Grasim Mr. India contest and approached to top 5.
- On account of common surname, once actress Asmita Sood and Miss India finalist was erroneous as his sister.
- His first Bollywood movie Shaheed-E-Azam was massively admired critically.
- He has appeared in five different language films: Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Punjabi.
- In spite of being spiritual, he stopped praying for more than 4 years after his Mom died.
- Sonu Sood is a fitness freak and he always idolizes Sylvester Stallone.
- He appeared in a movie Kung Fu Yoga along with Jackie Chan, throughout the shoot of which they became closer friends.
Sonu Sood Education
Qualification: Electronic Engineer
School: Sacred Heart School, Moga
College: Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering, Nagpur
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Sonu Sood Career
Debut TV Series/Movie: Kallazhagar (1999)
Salary: 1-2 Crore (INR)
Net Worth: Not Available
Family & Relatives
Father: Shakti Sood (Entrepreneur )
Mother: Saroj Sood (Teacher)
Sister(s): Monika Sood (Elder - Scientist), Malvika Sood (Younger)
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Girlfriend: Sonali Sood
Son(s): Ayaan and Ishant
Daughter(s): Not Known