Sonal Chauhan

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Born (1985-05-16) 16 May 1985 (age 30)[1]
Bhopal, India
Occupation Model, Actress, Singer
Years active 2005–present
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Title Femina Miss India World Tourism 2005
Miss World Tourism 2005

Sonal Singh Chauhan (born 16 May 1985) is an Indian fashion model, actress and singer.[2] She has won several beauty contests and made her acting debut in the movie Jannat. She also appears in Tollywood films.

Early life[edit]

Chauhan was born in Bhopal. She studied at Delhi Public School in Greater Noida[3] and then Philosophy honors at Gargi College in New Delhi.[4]

Modelling career[edit]

She was crowned as the Miss World Tourism 2005 at Miri, Sarawak state of Malaysia.[5] She is the first Indian to have claimed Miss World Tourism title.[6] She appeared in the ads of brands like Ponds and Nokia.[7] She also appeared on the cover page of FHM[citation needed] and The Man magazine (October 2000). She walked the ramp as show stopper for jewellery brand YS18 at the India International Jewelry Week 2011.[8][9]

Acting career[edit]

Chauhan in 2011

She first appeared on screen in Himesh Reshammiya's album Aap Kaa Surroor.[10] Kunal Deshmukh, director of Jannat, saw her at a restaurant in Mumbai. He asked for her contact number, and in a week she was on the floors shooting.[11] In the movie she was paired opposite Emraan Hashmi.[12] She has also signed a three film deal with the Bhatts, of which two are pending.[13] She has walked the ramp for many fashion shows and has modeled in print campaigns for brands like LG, Reliance CDMA, Hero Honda Passion, Nokia, Hindustan Times, Delhi Times, and many more.[7]

Soon after Jannat was released, V N Aditya called her after seeing her portfolio through her agent. Impressed by her, he signed her for Telugu movie Rainbow opposite Rahul.[3] She is also acting in a Kannada movie Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu with Shivrajkumar,which is shot in 7 wonders of the world.[10] In May–June 2012 she and Neil Nitin Mukesh were in Fiji for the shooting of their horror thriller 3G.[14] She also sang a duet with KK for one of the film's song "Kaise Bataoon".[15] Also she acted in a Telugu film Legend sharing screen with actor Nandamuri Balakrishna. Her next project in Tollywood was Pandaga Chesko.


Year Film Role Language Notes
2008 Jannat Zoya Mathur Hindi Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
2008 Rainbow Swapna Telugu
2010 Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu Prakruthi Kannada
2011 Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap Tanya Hindi
2012 Pehla Sitara Hindi
2013 3G Sheena Hindi Also playback singer for song "Kaise Bataoon"
2014 Legend Sneha Telugu
2015 Pandaga Chesko Telugu Released on 29th May 2015

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sonal Chauhan – Sonal Chauhan Biography". Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Doing intimate scenes with Emraan is easier: Sonal Chauhan – The Times of India". The Times of India. 
  3. ^ a b "Sonal Chauhan interview". Telugu Cinema. 3 June 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Sonal Chauhan interview". The Times of India. 11 October 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Raul Dias (26 July 2005). "She's all that!". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 May 2008. 
  6. ^ Raul Dias (27 July 2005). "Indian girl is Miss World Tourism". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Sonal Chauhan video interview". Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Iijw 2011: Ys 18". The Times of India. 
  9. ^ Loading. Retrieved on 3 July 2012.
  10. ^ a b "Sonal Chauhan comes to town". 8 December 2008. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  11. ^ "Sonal Chauhan sings in her new film 3G". London: Daily Mail. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Jannat- Sonal Chauhan's ticket to Bollywood". 30 April 2008. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  13. ^ "'Bhatts are known for making films in which female characters play important roles'". Rediff. April 2008. 
  14. ^ Litia Mathewsell (12 June 2012). Locals and tourists enjoy Bollywood film shoot.
  15. ^ Kaise Bataaoon song by Sonal Chauhan, K.K..

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