Sonal Sehgal

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Sonal Sehgal
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Sonal Sehgal at Kailash Kher Rangeele Album Launch
Years active2005 – present

Sonal Sehgal is an Indian actress who debuted on the silver screen with the critically acclaimed Aashayein (film), directed by the national award winning director Nagesh Kukunoor. She was cast opposite John Abraham in this movie with cancer being the central theme. She played the pillar of strength and the only ray of hope in the dying protagonist's (played by John Abraham) life. she has worked in many Hindi and Punjabi private albums in 2001-2003 and almost all were hit songs of that time like chadi jawani with jassy B, Ghungat by pankaj udhas,botla sarab diyan with Bally sagoo, harbhajan maan and many more.

Thereafter, Sonal went on to star in lead roles in films such as Radio (2009 film), Damadamm and Future to bright hai ji. Radio is a drama, a complex relationship between a man, his ex-wife (played by Sonal) and his current girlfriend.

The recently released Future to bright hai ji, although a disappointment at the box office, earned Sonal great reviews from the critics. It is an out and out comedy about a couple from a small town (played by Aamir Bashir and Sonal Sehgal) who come to Mumbai to try their luck in Bollywood. It is a hilarious account of their trials and tribulations. Sonal has also penned the lyrics of the title song of the same film.

Sonal began her career with theatre. A pivotal role in the celebrated theater scriptwriter/ director Mahesh Dattani's play Mad about Money brought her much critical acclaim and adulation from the audience.

Sonal is one of the few actresses who moved to the big screen after a successful stint in the television industry, with lead roles in the serials Saara Akash and Hotel Kingston. She played completely diverse characters in the two TV series which aired back to back from 2005 to 2007. In Saara Akash she played an under cover spy on the Indian Air force base but eventually ends up losing her heart to a pilot. The audience loved to hate her and then fell in love with her. In Hotel Kingston she plays a rich spoilt brat who inherits her father s hotel and then does not know how to run it. A brat with a golden heart who the audience adored.

Before pursuing her career as an actress, Sehgal had assisted ad filmmaker and director Pradeep Sarkar who made his film debut with Parineeta.

The multifaceted Sonal has also worked as a copywriter for leading advertising agencies in Delhi. Sonal is going to work with one of the Khan's. The name of the Film is yet not known.

In 2016, Sonal played the leading role in Rahat Kazmi's Mantostaan based on the works of celebrated writer Saadat Hasan Manto. Sonal to work on Netflix new project in India.


Year Film Character
2005 U, Bomsi & Me Monica
2009 Radio Puja Talwar
2010 Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai Natasha
Aashayein Nafisa
2011 Damadamm Sanjana
2012 Future to Bright Hai Ji Sonia Singh
2016 Mantostaan Kalwant Kaur

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