Sonal Sehgal is a Bollywood Movie and Television Actress. She did a notable lead role in her debut Bollywood movie Aashayein in 2010. Sonal was born on 13th July 1981 in Chandigarh, Punjab. She is 39 years of age as in 2020.
Apart from being an actor, Sonal Sehgal is a Screenwriter, Book Author & TEDx Speaker. She started her career as an assistant Ad filmmaker. She had lead roles in Television Serials like Saara Akaash and Hotel Kingston.
Sonal Sehgal is currently working in her Indo-Latvian Sci-Fi thriller “Manny” where she is a Producer and Lead Actress.
Sonal Sehgal Biography
|Viral Name:||Sonal Sehgal|
|Birthday(DOB):||13th July 1981|
|Age:||39 years as in 2020|
|Hometown:||Chandigarh, Punjab, India.|
|Movies/Serials:||Aashayein, Radio, Lihaaf, Jane Kahan Se Ayi Hai|
|Current Address:||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.|
Sonal Sehgal Height, Weight & more
|Height (approx.):||In Feet – 5 Feet 8 Inches|
In cm – 172.7 cm
In Mtr – 1.72 Mtr
|Weight (approx.):||In KG – 58 kg|
In Lbs – 127 lbs
|Breast Size||34 inches|
|Waist Size:||25 inches|
|Hip Size:||35 inches|
|Zodiac Sign:||Sonal Sehgal’s Zodiac sign is Cancer.|
Sonal Sehgal Career
In the beginning, Sonal Sehgal assisted ad filmmaker and director Pradeep Sarkar. Later she worked as an ad script writer for different advertising agencies in New Delhi.
Her acting career began in Theatres and Television serials. She did a cameo in writer and director Mahesh Dattani’s English play Mad About Money.
Sonal Sehgal TV Career
Her debut Television Serial was Saara Akaash on Star Plus directed by Gurudev Bhalla in 2003. Saara Akaash was about the personal and professional lives of Indian Air Force officers. It starred Sai Deodhar, Shakti Anand, Sonal Sehgal & Kiran Kumar in the lead role. Sonal played multiple characters like Naaz, Sanjana Lallik & others.
Sonal’s second Television appearance came in serial Hotel Kingston on Star One in 2005. She played the lead role Shelly Sahai who is an NRI. She was cast opposite to Amit Varma who played Vishwamitra Kelkar and together they try to run the Hotel Kingston. Swapna Joshi directed the serial under the banner of Sagar Pictures.
Sonal Sehgal TV Shows
|2003-2005||Saara Akaash||Naaz/Sanjana Mallik||Star Plus|
|2004||Kasauti Jindagi Kay||Advocate Madhavi Bose||Star Plus|
|2005||Hotel Kingston||Shelly Sahai||Star One|
|2006||Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin||Shiuli||Sony TV|
Sonal Sehgal Movie Career
Sonal Sehgal made her Bollywood debut with Hindi Film U, Bomsi & Me in 2005. She played as Monica and was cast opposite to Goutam Rode who played Sam Mac Patel. This film was about three married men and how they face their problems. This film was directed by Jairaj Padmanabhan.
Sonal did a cameo appearance as model in Amir Khan starrer blockbuster movie Ghajini in 2008.
In 2009, Sonal Sehgal worked as the lead role in movie Radio starring Himesh Reshammiya. She played as Pooja, wife of a successful RJ Vivan played by Himesh Reshammiya. The film was directed by Isshaan Trivedi.
Sonal worked as Natasha in movie Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai in 2010. It starred Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sonal Sehgal and Ruslaan Mumtaz in lead roles. It is a sci-fi movie directed by Milap Milan Zaveri.
The most prominent role in Sonal Sehgal’s career came in movie Aashayein in 2010. She was cast opposite to John Abraham played as her girlfriend Nafisa. John played Rahul Sharma, an obsessive gambler who is diagnosed with cancer. The movie was directed by National Award winner, Nagesh Kukunoor.
Film Damadamm was Sonal’s second movie with star Himesh Reshammiya. Sameer (Himesh Reshammiya) falls in love with her colleague Sanjana (Sonal Sehgal). The movie was directed by Swapna Waghmare Joshi and released in 2011.
Sonal played a lead role in comedy movie Future to bright hai Ji in 2012. She was cast opposite to actor Amir Bashir. This film was directed by Sanjay Amar.
Sonal Sehgal worked in a lead role in biography film Mantostaan in 2017. It revolves around the story of Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto. This film was directed by Rahat Kazmi.
Sonal Sehgal worked as a writer and lead actor in Rahat Kazmi’s Lihaaf: The Quilt in 2019. Tannisha Chatterjee, Virendra Saxena and Sonal Sehgal were the lead actors of the film.
Sonal Sehgal Movies List
|2005||U, Bomsi & Me||Monica||Jairaj Padmanabhan|
|2008||Ghajini||Cameo Appearance||AR Murugadoss|
|2009||Radio||Pooja Talwar||Isshaan Trivedi|
|2010||Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai||Natasha||Milap Milan Zaveri|
|2011||Damadamm||Sanjana||Swapna Waghmare Joshi|
|2012||Future to Bright Hai Ji||Sonia Singh||Sanjay Amar|
|2017||Mantostaan||Kalwant Kaur||Rahat Kazmi|
|2019||Lihaaf: The Quilt||Begum Jaan||Rahat Kazmi|
Sonal’s Writing Career
As a Lyricist she wrote songs for many Punjabi and Hindi albums. Some of her songs are,
- Chadi Jawani with Jassy B
- Botla Sarab Diyan with Bally Sagoo
- Ghungat by Pankaj Udhas
- She wrote the lyrics of Title Track for film Future To Bright Hai Ji.
- Sonal wrote the lyrics of song Saawariya, composed by his husband Naresh Kamath.
- She has written the screenplay of film “Lihaaf: The Quilt“, along with director Rahat Kazmi.
Sonal Sehgal as Book Author
Sonal Sehgal published her first book The Day That Nothing Happened in 2018. It is a fictional story about people travelling to a ‘Multiverse’.
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Awards & Recognition
|2017||RIFF(Rome International Film Awards||Best Actor-Critic’s Choice||Mantostaan||Winner|
|2019||IIFFB(India International Film Festival Boston||Best Actress||Lihaaf||Nominated|
Sonal Sehgal upcoming Movie
Sonal is currently working in an Indo-Latvian Sci-Fi psychological thriller “Manny“. It features Sonal Sehgal and Russian actor Jurijs Dyakonovs. The film is directed by Latvian director Dace Puce. It is a global film which stars Russian, British, Latvian, French and Indian actors. It was entirely shot in Latvia.
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Sonal Sehgal Husband
Sonal is married to musician and composer Naresh Kamath in 2011. Naresh is a popular bass player in Bollywood. He has composed the song Saawariya sung by Shilpa Rao. He is a bass player in Singer Kailash Kher‘s team. Naresh is a member of Band Hipnotribe.
Social Media Details
|Sonal Sehgal Instagram ID:||Her Instagram ID is sonal_sehgal and she has 96.4 K followers.|
|Sonal Sehgal Facebook ID:||Her Facebook ID is Officialsonalsehgal and she has 53.3 K followers.|
|Sonal Sehgal Twitter ID:||Her Twitter Id is @sonal_sehgal.|
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Interest & Passion
|Favourite Bollywood Actor:||Shahrukh Khan|
|Favourite Hollywood Actor:||Brad Pitt, Johny Depp & Leonardo Decaprio|
|Favourite Actress:||Jacquelin Fernandez|
|Favourite Destination:||Barcelona, Lakshadeep|
|Passion:||Acting, Kick Boxing, Travelling|
Lesser Known Facts
She is one of the few actresses who walked on the red carpet at Cannes International Film Festival.
She is a kick boxer and fitness enthusiast.
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