Sonal Chauhan

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Sonal Chauhan
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Chauhan at Filmfare Style & Glamour Awards 2016
Born (1987-05-16) 16 May 1987 (age 31)[1]
Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, India
Alma materGargi College
OccupationModel, actress, singer
Years active2005 – present
TitleFemina Miss India World Tourism 2005
Miss World Tourism 2005

Sonal Chauhan (born 16 May 1987)[1] is an Indian fashion model, singer and actress who predominantly works in Telugu and Hindi cinema.[2] She has won several beauty contests and made her debut as an actress in the movie Jannat.[3]

Early life[edit]

Sonal Chauhan was born in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh. Her real name is Sonal Singh Chauhan.[4] She studied at Delhi Public School in Noida[5] and then Philosophy honors at Gargi College in New Delhi.[6]


Modelling career[edit]

She was crowned as the Miss World Tourism 2005 at Miri, Sarawak state of Malaysia.[7] She is the first Indian to have claimed Miss World Tourism title.[8] She has also appeared in the ads of brands like DishTv, Ponds and Nokia.[9] 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.[10][11]

Acting career[edit]

Chauhan in 2011

She first appeared on screen in Himesh Reshammiya's album Aap Kaa Surroor.[12] 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.[13] In the movie she was paired opposite Emraan Hashmi.[14] She has also signed a three film deal with the Bhatts, of which two are pending.[15] 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.[9] She also sang a duet with KK for one of the film's song "Kaise Bataoon".[16]

Then she acted in a Telugu film Legend sharing screen with actor Balakrishna marking her comeback to Tollywood after many years. Her next project was Pandaga Chesko. In early 2015, she signed two Telugu films Size Zero opposite Arya and Sher opposite Nandamuri Kalyan Ram.[17]

In early July 2015 she signed another Telugu project Dictator.[18][19]


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
2013 3G Sheena Also playback singer for song "Kaise Bataoon"
2014 Legend Sneha Telugu
2015 Pandaga Chesko Anushka (Sweety)
Sher Nandini
Size Zero Simran
Inji Iduppazhagi Tamil
2016 Dictator Indu


2018 Paltan TBA Hindi
Jack and Dil TBA

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Film Award Category Result


2009 Jannat Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Nominated
Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Nominated
2012 Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap Stardust Awards Breakthrough Supporting Performance – Female Nominated
2017 Dictator TRS TV National Film Awards Most Promising Actress Won

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Sonal Chauhan – Sonal Chauhan Biography. (16 May 1989). Retrieved on 2015-09-29.
  2. ^ "Sonal Chauhan to do an Urmila in Balayya's next".
  3. ^ "Doing intimate scenes with Emraan is easier: Sonal Chauhan – The Times of India". The Times of India.
  4. ^ "Sonal Chauhan Wallapers and Biography".
  5. ^ "Sonal Chauhan interview". Telugu Cinema. 3 June 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Sonal Chauhan interview". The Times of India. 11 October 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  7. ^ Raul Dias (26 July 2005). "She's all that!". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 May 2008.
  8. ^ Raul Dias (27 July 2005). "Indian girl is Miss World Tourism". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  9. ^ a b "Sonal Chauhan video interview". Retrieved 24 May 2011.
  10. ^ "Iijw 2011: Ys 18". The Times of India.
  11. ^ Loading. Retrieved on 3 July 2012.
  12. ^ "Sonal Chauhan comes to town". 8 December 2008. Retrieved 8 December 2010.
  13. ^ "Sonal Chauhan sings in her new film 3G". London: Daily Mail. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  14. ^ "Jannat- Sonal Chauhan's ticket to Bollywood". 30 April 2008. Retrieved 8 December 2010.
  15. ^ "'Bhatts are known for making films in which female characters play important roles'". Rediff. April 2008.
  16. ^ Kaise Bataaoon song by Sonal Chauhan, K.K. Archived 2 February 2014 at
  17. ^ "Sonal Chauhan to replace Vanya Mishra in Kalyanram's Sher". (21 April 2015). Retrieved on 9 September 2015.
  18. ^ "Sonal Chauhan roped in for a crazy project". Retrieved on 9 September 2015.
  19. ^ "Balakrishna to romance Legend actress once again". (2 July 2015). Retrieved on 9 September 2015.

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