Sonu Sood at The Global Indian Film and TV Honours, 2012
|Born||Ludhiana, Punjab, India|
Sonu Sood is an Indian film actor, model and producer who acts predominantly in Tollywood, Kollywood, Bollywood, and Kannada films. He has also appeared in commercials for Apollo Tyres, Airtel etc.
In 2009, he received Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Award for Best Villain and Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Telugu for his work in the Telugu blockbuster, Arundhati. In 2010, He garnered Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role and IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role for the Bollywood blockbuster, Dabangg. In 2012, He received SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for Julayi. He is best known for roles in blockbuster films like Yuva (2004), Athadu (2005), Aashiq Banaya Aapne (2005), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Dookudu (2011) and Shootout at Wadala (2013).
Sood made his debut in the Tamil film Prashant starring Majunu. In 1999 he appeared in his second film, Kallazhagar. He then appeared as an antagonist in the Telugu film Hands Up in 2000. Sood was introduced to Tamil language films with Majnu in 2001. He then began appearing in Hindi films with Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh in 2002. Sood earned recognition as Abhishek Bachchan's brother in Mani Ratnam's Yuva in 2004 and in Aashiq Banaya Aapne in 2005.
In Tollywood, with the release of Super in 2005, he received greater recognition for his work. In this film, his co-star was Nagarjuna as a high-tech thief. His next film was Athadu. In 2006 he again portrayed the antagonist in Ashok. It was an average grosser, but by now he had become popular in Telugu films.
In 2009 he played the role of Pasupathy in Arundhati. Following the Tollywood release of Arundhati he played the role of Rajkumar Sujamal in the Indian epic film, Jodha Akbar. In 2009, he played the role of Gangster Bada in Anjaneyulu opposite Ravi Teja. In the latter half of 2009, he acted in another Telugu film, Ek Niranjan, in which he again played the antagonist. In 2010, he played the lead antagonist in Abhinav Kashyap's Dabangg, co-starring with Salman Khan. His Kannada debut with Sudeep, Vishnuvardhana (2011), released to positive reviews of his performance.
|1999||Kallazhagar||Soumya Narayanan (Priest)||Tamil|
|2002||Zindagi Khoobsurat Hai||Punjabi|
|2003||Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi||Rajiv Mathur||Tamil|
|2003||Kahan Ho Tum||Karan||Hindi|
|2004||Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero||Lt. Col. Shah Nawaz Khan||Hindi|
|2005||Aashiq Banaya Aapne||Karan||Hindi|
|2005||Divorce: Not Between Husband and Wife||Siddharth Joshi||Hindi|
|2008||Jodhaa Akbar||Prince Sujamal||Hindi||Nominated - Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award|
|2008||Singh Is Kinng||Lakhan 'Lucky' Singh||Hindi|
|2008||Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi||Prem Ajmera||Hindi|
|2009||Arundhati||Pasupathi||Telugu||Nandi Award for Best Villain
Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award (Telugu)
|2009||Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge||Aryan||Hindi|
|2009||Ek Niranjan||Johnny Bhai||Telugu|
|2009||City of Life||Basu/Peter Patel||English|
|2010||Dabangg||Chhedi Singh||Hindi||Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role
IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role
|2011||Bbuddah... Hoga Tera Baap||ACP Karan Malhotra||Hindi|
|2011||Vishnuvardhana||Adhishesha||Kannada||Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role - Kannada
Nominated—Sandalwood Star Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role
Nominated—Bangalore Times Film Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role Male
|2012||Maximum||Inspector Pratap Pandit||Hindi|
|2012||Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara?||Phanindra Bhupathi||Telugu|
|2012||Julai||Bittu||Telugu||Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role - Telugu|
|2013||Shootout at Wadala||Dilawar Imtiaz Haksar||Hindi|
|2013||R... Rajkumar||Shivraj Gurjar||Hindi|
|2014||Madha Gaja Raja||Tamil||Post-production|
|2014||Happy New Year||Jagmohan Prakash (Jag)||Hindi||blockbuster|
|2014||Untitled Nithiin-Srinivas-Rakul Preet Singh Project||Telugu||Pre-production|
|2015||Gabbar Is Back||Balbir Singh||Hindi||Post-production|
- Sonu Sood turns producer with Lucky Unlucky - The Hindu
- "Top 100 Handsome Indian Men - Sonu Sood". Webindia123.com. Retrieved 2011-09-20.
- Devi (2009-01-29). "TELUGU CINEMASS: Sonu Sood's, Another Hit Arundhati". Telugucinemass.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2011-09-20.
- Snippets: Finally a nod - The Hindu
- "Super - telugu film - Nagarjuna, Ayesha Takia, Sonu Sood". Idlebrain.com. 2005-05-07. Retrieved 2011-09-20.
- "Sonu's on a high". Retrieved 12 September 2010.
- Kannada Review: 'Only Vishnuvardhana' is racy
- "Sonu Sood joins the cast of Nagarjuna’s Bhai". 123telugu.com. Retrieved December 26, 2012.
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