Sonu Sood

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Sonu Sood
Sonu sood 2012.jpg
Born Sonu Sood
(1973-07-30) 30 July 1973 (age 41)
Moga, Punjab, India
Other names Sonu
Ethnicity Punjabi
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999 – present
Spouse(s) Sonali

Sonu Sood (born 30 July 1973 in Moga, Punjab) is an Indian model, film actor and producer who has acted predominantly in Telugu cinema, Kollywood, Bollywood, and Kannada films. A participant of the Mr.India pageant, he has appeared in commercials for Apollo Tyres, Airtel etc.[1][2] He will also be appearing in Farah Khan's upcoming film Happy New Year (2014 film)

In 2009, He received Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Award for Best Villain and Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award (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 his work in the Bollywood blockbuster, Dabangg. In 2012, He received SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for his work in 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).[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Sonu Sood was born and brought up in Moga, Punjab but later moved to Nagpur for higher studies where he participated in modelling events. He studied in sacred heart school in Moga city. He grew up with two sisters. His father was an entrepreneur and his mother was a teacher. Since his childhood he wanted to be an actor. He visits his hometown frequently on family functions, as a guest and to inspire the youth.

A graduate in Electronics Engineering from Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering, Nagpur, he is married to Sonali and they have two sons named Ishaan and Ayaan.

Career[edit]

Though Sonu Sood made his debut in Tamil film Prashanth starer Majunu his second film Kallazhagar 1999, got released along with Laila Mehdin, opposite to Vijayakanth which did not fetch him any recognition and the third film as an antagonist in Telugu film Hands Up (2000), which was a box office dud. Sonu got introduced in Tamil Majnu (2001). The film was a smashing musical hit. That gave him lots of identity and he made his acting debut in Hindi films with Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh in 2002, which won critical acclaim for his performance. But he was better noticed as Abhishek Bachchan's brother in Mani Ratnam's Yuva (2004) and in Aashiq Banaya Aapne (2005).[2] Sonu did some steamy stuff in Sheesha (2005) and Siskiyaan (2005).

In Tollywood, with the release of Super in 2005, he received greater recognition for his work.[5] In this film, his co-star was Nagarjuna as a high-tech thief. However, the film didn't perform as well as expected. His next film was Athadu, which was a super-hit, but didn't help in building his image. In 2006 he again portrayed the antagonist in Ashok. It was an average grosser, but by now he had become popular in Telugu films.

It was Arundhati that took him to the greatest unimagined heights in a non-local industry. He played the role of Pasupathy. This film turned out to be the biggest Telugu hit of that year.

Following the Tollywood hit of Arundhati, in February 2008, 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, but the role held less scope for his acting skills. In the latter half of 2009, he acted in another Telugu film, Ek Niranjan, in which he again played the antagonist. The film received mixed reviews, but Sood was critically praised for his portrayal of a sadistic villain. His histrionics and slang mixing English with Telugu in this film proved to be sensational.

In 2010, he played the lead antagonist in Abhinav Kashyap's Dabangg, co-starring with Salman Khan.[6] His Kannada debut with Sudeep, Vishnuvardhana (2011), released to a great response and critics lauded his performance.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1999 Kallazhagar Soumya Narayanan (Priest) Tamil
1999 Nenjinile Tamil
2000 Hands up Telugu
2001 Majunu Tamil
2002 Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh Hindi
2002 Zindagi Khoobsurat Hai Punjabi
2002 Raja Bhavani Tamil
2003 Ammailu Abbailu Telugu
2003 Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi Rajiv Mathur Tamil
2003 Kahan Ho Tum Karan Hindi
2004 Mission Mumbai Hindi
2004 Yuva Gopal Singh Hindi
2005 Sheesha Raj Hindi
2005 Chandramukhi Oomayan Tamil
2005 Super Sonu Telugu
2005 Athadu Malli Telugu
2005 Aashiq Banaya Aapne Karan Hindi
2005 Siskiyaan Dr. Vishwas Hindi
2005 Divorce: Not Between Husband and Wife Siddharth Joshi Hindi
2006 Ashok K. K. Telugu
2006 Rockin' Meera Prince English
2008 Jodhaa Akbar Prince Sujamal Hindi Nominated - Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
2008 Mr. Medhavi Siddharth Telugu
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 Anjaneyulu Bada Telugu
2009 Bangaru Babu Telugu
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 Shakti Mukthar Telugu
2011 Theenmaar Sudhir Telugu
2011 Bbuddah... Hoga Tera Baap ACP Karan Malhotra Hindi
2011 Kandireega Bhavani Telugu
2011 Dookudu Nayak Telugu
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
2011 Osthe Boxer Daniel Tamil
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 Ramaiya Vastavaiya Raghuveer Hindi
2013 Bhai[8] James Telugu
2013 R... Rajkumar Shivraj Gurjar Hindi
2014 Madha Gaja Raja Tamil Post-production
2014 Brahma Kannada Filming
2014 Entertainment Arjun Hindi
2014 Happy New Year Jag Hindi Post-production
2014 Action Jackson Hindi Filming
2014 Rana Tamil Pre-production
2014 Untitled Nithiin-Srinivas-Rakul Preet Singh Project Telugu Pre-production[9][10]
2015 Gabbar Balbir Singh Hindi Filming

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