Sonakshi Sinha at DVD launch of Rowdy Rathore
2 June 1987
Patna, Bihar, India
|Education||Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University|
|Years active||2010 - present|
|Relatives||Luv Sinha (brother)
kush Sinha (brother)
Sonakshi Sinha (born 2 June 1987) is an Indian Bollywood actress and voice actress. She marked her debut in the Hindi film industry with 2010's Dabangg opposite Salman Khan, which went onto become the highest grossing Bollywood film of the year. Sinha received positive reviews for her performance, as well as the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Post her debut, she went on to star in some of Bollywood's biggest hits, including Rowdy Rathore, Son of Sardar and Dabangg 2.
Early life 
She is the daughter of an actor and a politician Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha. She is the youngest of three children with two twin brothers, Luv Sinha and Kussh Sinha. She studied Fashion Designing at Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University in Mumbai.
Early career & film debut (2010) 
Sinha started her career as a costume designer. She designed costumes for movie Mera Dil Leke Deko in 2005. and walked the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week 2008 and then again in Lakme Fashion Week 2009.
She made her acting debut in the 2010 film Dabangg co-starring Salman Khan. It went on to become one of the highest grossing Bollywood films. Speaking of her role, she said that she had to lost 30 kg over two years to prepare for her character of a village girl by a combination of proper diet and vigorous exercise. She added that she had been observing people and trying to pick up nuances as a step of further preparation.
She featured as the cover girl of Indian edition of Maxim magazine for the month December 2010. Although Sinha had no film release in 2011, she won quite a few awards for her debut. This included the Filmfare Award as well as the IIFA Awards among many others.
Breakthrough & initial success (2012–present) 
Sinha had four releases in 2012, her first being Prabhu Deva's Rowdy Rathore, opposite Akshay Kumar. The film opened to mixed reviews from critics, although had a strong opening at the box office, collecting approx. 15.06 crore (US$2.8 million) on the first day and eventually becoming a "Blockbuster". Her next film, Shirish Kunder's Joker, also opposite Akshay Kumar proved to be unsuccessful at the box office, and received overwhelmingly negative reviews. Her last two films, Ashwni Dhir's Son Of Sardar alongside Ajay Devgan, and Arbaaz Khan's Dabangg 2, the sequel to her immensely successful debut, were both successful at the box office, despite receiving mixed reviews. As a result of the strong collections her films were gathering at the box office, she was recognised by ETC Business Awards, as the Highest Grossing actress of 2012.
Sinha will be next seen in Vikramaditya Motwane's period romance-drama Lootera opposite Ranveer Singh. She is currently filming for Once Upon a Time Again, the sequel to Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, once again alongside Akshay Kumar, as well as Imran Khan; Prabhu Deva's Rambo Rajkumar opposite Shahid Kapoor; and the remake of Thuppakki also opposite Akshay Kumar.
In the media 
Sinha's weight has always been a frequent discussion in the media. She's one of the few actresses however not afraid to talk about such issue even slamming the media for their focus on weight, criticism of actresses like herself and pressures they put on women to be movie star fit. She's considered a role model to many young woman fighting to break the size zero mold.
Awards and nominations 
Sinha at IIFA Awards 2012
|2011||Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards||Best Female Debut||Dabangg||Won|
|Filmfare Awards||Best Female Debut||Won|
|The Global Indian Film and TV Honours||Most Promising Fresh New Face- Female||Won|
|International Indian Film Academy Awards||Star Debut of the Year – Female||Won|
|Lions Gold Awards||Favourite Debutant Actress||Won|
|Star Screen Awards||Most Promising Newcomer - Female||Won|
|Stardust Awards||Superstar of Tomorrow - Female||Won|
|Best Thriller/Action Actress||Nominated|
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Female Debut||Won|
|Best International Female Icon||Nominated|
|FICCI Frames Excellence Awards||Best Debut Actress||Won|
|Aaj Tak Awards||Best Debutante Actress||Won|
|Dadasaheb Phalke Awards||Best Debutant Actor - Female||Won|
|Bollywood Hungama Surfers Choice Movie Awards||Best Debut Actress||Won|
|2012||ETC Business Awards||Highest Grossing Actress||Multiple Films||Won|
|2013||Stardust Awards||Best Thriller/Action Actress||Rowdy Rathore, Dabangg 2||Nominated|
|Best Comedy/Romance Actress||Son of Sardar||Nominated|
|2010||Dabangg||Rajjo Pandey||Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut|
|2012||OMG: Oh My God!||Herself||Special appearance in song "Go Go Govinda"|
|2012||Son of Sardaar||Sukhmit|
|2012||Dabangg 2||Rajjo Pandey|
|2013||Himmatwala||Herself||Special appearance in song "Thank God It's Friday"|
|2013||Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2||Yasmin Thakur||Filming|
See also 
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- "Sonakshi is Salman’s top leading lady". Hindustan Times. 9 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-30.
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- "Akshay Kumar's Joker gets negative reviews from film critics". Retrieved 2013-02-05.
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- "Ajay Devgn's Son of Sardar gets mixed reviews from critics! Read more at: http://entertainment.oneindia.in/bollywood/reviews/2012/son-of-sardar-critics-review-101147.html". Retrieved 2013-02-05.
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- "Dabangg wins 5 awards by Aaj Tak". 2011-01-02. Retrieved 2011-06-12.
- "Priyanka bags Phalke award for '7 Khoon Maaf'". 4 may 2011.
- Bollywood Hungama News Network (2011-02-14). "Winners of Bollywood Hungama Surfers Choice Movie Awards 2010". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
- "Nominations for Stardust Awards 2013" Retrieved 2013-02-05
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