Chauhan at Filmfare Style & Glamour Awards 2016
|Born||16 May 1987|
Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Alma mater||Gargi College|
|Occupation||Model, actress, singer|
|Years active||2005 – present|
|Title||Femina Miss India World Tourism 2005|
Miss World Tourism 2005
Sonal Chauhan (born 16 May 1987) is an Indian fashion model, singer and actress who predominantly works in Telugu and Hindi cinema. She has won several beauty contests and made her debut as an actress in the movie Jannat.
Sonal Chauhan was born in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh. Her real name is Sonal Singh Chauhan. She studied at Delhi Public School in Noida and then Philosophy honors at Gargi College in New Delhi.
She was crowned as the Miss World Tourism 2005 at Miri, Sarawak state of Malaysia. She is the first Indian to have claimed Miss World Tourism title. She has also appeared in the ads of brands like DishTv, Ponds and Nokia. She also appeared on the cover page of FHM and The Man magazine (October 2000). She walked the ramp as show stopper for jewellery brand YS18 at the India International Jewelry Week 2011.
She first appeared on screen in Himesh Reshammiya's album Aap Kaa Surroor. 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. In the movie she was paired opposite Emraan Hashmi. She has also signed a three film deal with the Bhatts, of which two are pending. 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. She also sang a duet with KK for one of the film's song "Kaise Bataoon".
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.
|2008||Jannat||Zoya Mathur||Hindi||Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut|
|2010||Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu||Prakruthi||Kannada|
|2011||Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap||Tanya||Hindi|
|2013||3G||Sheena||Also playback singer for song "Kaise Bataoon"|
|2015||Pandaga Chesko||Anushka (Sweety)|
|Jack and Dil||TBA|
Awards and Nominations
|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|
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