Sonal Sehgal

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

Sonal Sehgal is an Indian actress who debuted on the silver screen with the critically acclaimed Aashayein (film) and went on to star in lead roles in films such as Radio (2009 film), Damadamm and Future to bright hai ji.

Before pursuing an acting career, Sehgal assisted ad filmmaker and director Pradeep Sarkar who made his film debut with Parineeta. She also worked as a copywriter for leading advertising agencies in Delhi.

She began her career with theatre and television. She had a pivotal role in the celebrated theater scriptwriter/director Mahesh Dattani's play Mad about Money. She also had lead roles in the television serials Saara Akash and Hotel Kingston, in which she played diverse characters. These programs aired back-to-back from 2005 to 2007. In Saara Akash, she played an undercover spy on the Indian Air force base who lost her heart to a pilot. The audience loved to hate her and then fell in love with her. In Hotel Kingston, she played a spoiled brat who inherited her father's hotel and managed it incompetently. The character was a brat with a golden heart who the audience adored.

She married Naresh Kamath in 2011.

Filmography[edit]

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

Aashayein was directed by the national award-winning director Nagesh Kukunoor. Sehgal was cast opposite John Abraham, who played the dying protagonist. Sehgal played the pillar of strength and the only ray of hope in the dying man's life.

Radio is a drama, featuring a complex relationship between a man, his ex-wife (played by Sehgal), and his current girlfriend.

Future to bright hai ji, although a disappointment at the box office, earned great reviews. It is a 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. Sehgal penned the lyrics of the title song of the same film.

In Rahat Kazmi's Mantostaan, based on the works of celebrated writer Saadat Hasan Manto, she played the leading role.

Music[edit]

She worked on many Hindi and Punjabi private albums from 2001 to 2003. Hit songs include Chadi Jawani with Jassy B, Ghungat by Pankaj Udhas, Botla Sarab Diyan with Bally Sagoo, Harbhajan Maan and many more.

Television Work[edit]

Books[edit]

  • The Day That Nothing Happened (2018), a fictional story about people who travel to a 'Multiverse'

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