Sonal Sehgal at Kailash Kher Rangeele Album Launch
|Years active||2005 – present|
Sonal Sehgal'Sonal Sehgal is an Indian actress who debuted on the silver screen with the critically acclaimed 'Aashayein', directed by the national award winning director Nagesh Kuknoor. She is cast opposite John Abraham in this movie with cancer being the central theme. She plays the pillar of strength and the only ray of hope in the dying protagonist s (played by John Abyraham) life.
Thereafter, Sonal went on to star in lead roles in films such as 'Radio', 'Damadamm" and 'Future to bright hai ji'. 'Radio' is a drama, a complex relationship between a man, his ex-wife (played by Sonal) and his current girlfriend. "Future to bright hai ji", is an out and out comedy about a couple from a small town (played by Aamir Bashir and Sonal Sehgal) who come to Mumbai to try their luck in Bollywood. It s a hilarious account of their trials and tribulations. The recently released 'Future to bright hai ji', although a disappointment at the box office, earned Sonal great reviews from the critics. Sonal has also penned the lyrics of the title song of the same film.
Sonal began her career with theatre. A pivotal role in the celebrated theater scriptwriter/ director Mahesh Dattani's play 'Mad about Money' brought her much critical acclaim and adulation from the audience.
Sonal is one of the few actresses who moved to the big screen after a successful stint in the television industry, with lead roles in the serials 'Saara Akash' and 'Hotel Kingston'. She played completely diverse characters in the two TV series which aired back to back from 2005 to 2007. In Saara Akash she played an under cover spy on the Indian Air force base but eventually ends up losing her heart to a pilot. The audience loved to hate her and then fell in love with her. In Hotel Kingston she plays a rich spoilt brat who inherits her father s hotel and then does not know how to run it. A brat with a golden heart who the audience adored.
Before pursuing her career as an actress, Sehgal had assisted ad filmmaker and director Pradeep Sarkar who made his film debut with Parineeta.
The multifaceted Sonal has also worked as a copywriter for leading advertising agencies in Delhi.
- Future to bright hai ji as Sonia Singh (2012)
- Damadamm! as Sanjana (2011)
- Aashayein as Nafisa (2010)
- Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai as Natasha (2010)
- Radio as Puja Talwar (2009)
- U Bomsi and Me as Monica (2005)
- Saara Akaash
- Hotel Kingston
- Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin