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Sonakshi Sinha 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.
She is the daughter of actor and 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.
Sonakshi 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
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".
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. INR15.06 crore (US$3 million) on the first day. 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.