Sonal Jha

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Sonal Jha
Sonal Jha Actress.jpg
Born (1971-07-29) 29 July 1971 (age 47)
Patna, Bihar, India
NationalityIndian
EducationDelhi University (MA) Ithaca College (MS)
OccupationActress
Years active2006–present

Sonal Jha (born 29 July 1971)[1] is an Indian film and television actress.[2] Sonal Jha is best known for her roles in films such as Lipstick Under My Burkha, 3 Storeys, Chillar Party and TV Serials such as Na Aana Is Des Laado and Balika Vadhu.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Sonal Jha was born in Bihar, Patna and has been involved in theatre since her childhood. In Patna, she performed as an actress and singer for 15 years. Jha later moved to Delhi to pursue her postgraduate education, receiving her Master's degree in History from Delhi University.[5]

Acting career[edit]

Jha became a member of Ekjute Theater Group, learning from personalities such as Nadira Babbar and acting in several plays throughout India. Eventually, Prakash Jha hired Jha for his regional (Bhojpuri), in which she played the mother of Bahubali.[6] She rose to fame as Indian soap opera's sensitive and charming mother while playing Irawati in Balika Vadhu. That made her a household name after playing equally important roles in Sapno Ke Bhanwer Main and Na Aana Is Des Laado. Her short film MAD was a Perfect 10 winner at The Mumbai Film Festival.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Role Language
2006 Return to Rajapur Nanda Anand - English
2006 Kya Tum Ho Anish Ahluwalia - Hindi
2011 Aarakshan Prakash Jha Shanti Bua Hindi
2011 Chillar Party Nitesh Tiwari and Vikas Bahl Encyclopedia's Mother Hindi
2016 Ishq Forever Sameer Sippy Mother Hindi
2017 Lipstick Under My Burkha Alankrita Shrivastava Leela's Mother Hindi
2017 MAD (short film)[8] Vinod Rawat Mother Hindi
2017 Aao Khele Gulli Danda Fahim Choudhary - Hindi
2017 The Test Case (web series) Vinay Waikul and Nagesh Kukunoor Captain Shikha's Mother Hindi
2018 3 Storeys Arjun Mukerjee Malini's mother Hindi

Television[edit]

Year Show channel Production Role Language
2007 Bombay Lawyers [9] NDTV India Mr Satyajeet Bhatkal Lawyer Hindi
2008 Bahubali Mahua Prakash Jha Mother of Bahubali Bhojpuri
2008 Hum Ladkiyan Sony Emotion Pictures Subhadra; Alka's mother Hindi
2009 Na Aana Is Des Laado Colors Shakuntalam Telefilms Sheela Chachi Hindi
2011 Sapno Ke Bhanwer Main [10] Life OK B.A.G. Films & Media Mother Hindi
2012 Balika Vadhu Colors Viacom 18, Nova television Irawati, MIL of Anandi Hindi
2012 Upanishad Ganga DD National Chandraprakash Dwivedi - Hindi
2016 Ek Rishta Saajhedari Ka Sony Rajshri Productions Chandra Bua Hindi

Theater[edit]

Year Show Director Production Role Language
1982-1992 IPTA - Patna - Hindi
2010 Bali Aur Shambhu Manav Kaul - - Hindi
2011 Teen Ekant Sheikh Shami - - Hindi
2014 Pagla Ghoda Vijay Kumar - - Hindi
2014 Sakharam Binder Vijay Kumar - Champa Hindi
2015 Tumhara Vincent Satyabrata Raut - Christine Hindi
2016 CanServive Vandana Vasist - Kamal Hindi
2016 Mughal-e-Azam (musical) Feroz Abbas Khan Shapoorji Pallonji Group Maharani Jodha Hindi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sonal Jha". actorapher.wordpress.com. 18 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Sonal Jha". IMDb.
  3. ^ "Lipstick Under My Burkha movie review: It's clear why censors were unnerved by this brave, fun film- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
  4. ^ "Bollywood Awards 2017: The best director, actors, music and tech wizzes of the year- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
  5. ^ "Hindi Movie Actress Sonal Jha". nettv4u.com.
  6. ^ "Bahubali". IMDB.
  7. ^ "10 Indian Short Films That You Must Watch". HuffPost India. 2018-02-01. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
  8. ^ "'MAD' short film review: Eavesdropping on a naked conversation". www.inuth.com. 6 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Hindi Tv Serials Bombay Lawyers". nettv4u.com.
  10. ^ "Sapno Ke Bhanwar Mein: Conviction and Redemption". seriousaboutserials.wordpress.com. 21 April 2013.

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