Sonal Shah (actress)
Early life and education
Shah graduated cum laude from Loyola University in Chicago with a major in theatre, minors in psychology, biology and chemistry, and a concentration in pre-medicine. While a student at Loyola, Shah joined the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. "I sincerely planned to go to medical school," Shah told a Wheaton, Illinois newspaper in March 2009. "I love studying science, but I realized that my passion for performing outweighed my passion for wanting to be a doctor."
After graduation, Shah became a staple in the Chicago Theatre Community and performed with The Tony Award Winning Goodman Theatre among others. She is a founding member of Rasaka Theatre Company, which explores South Asian plays and playwrights, and supplemented her acting education at The Moscow Art Theatre School at Harvard University.
In 2009, Shah began appearing on Scrubs as Dr. Sonja "Sunny" Dey, who is one of the young interns newly cast in the show's eighth season. In addition, Shah appeared in the show's webisode series Scrubs: Interns. Shah returns as a guest star on the ninth season of Scrubs, in the fifth episode.
2018 *Mike Boy (completed) Darsha 2017 *Casting Call (TV Movie) (post-production) Coffee Auditioner 2016 *Princess Rehab (Short) (completed) Jamie 2015 *Limitless Love (Short) (completed) Dr. Vicky 2013 *Anarkali Blossoms (Short) (completed) Satya 2016 *The Day Of (Short) Chandra 2016 *New Girl (TV Series) Flight Attendant 2016 *Les Supers Nanas (TV Series) Sapna 2016 *Showcase: One Network's Search for White Diversity (Video short) Network Executive 2016/II *Cold Alex 2015 *Grace and Sumitra (TV Series) Sumitra 2015 *Miss India America Volunteer 1 2015 *The Startup (TV Series) Sophie 2014 *Spring Training (Short) Kelly 2014 *Transparent (TV Series) Female Student 2014/II *Bro (Short) Olivia 2013 *Straight Out of the Closet (TV Movie) Alecia 2013/II *Reunion (Short) Beth 2013 *Barrel 28 (Short) Veronica 2013 *Black Coffee (Short) Ms. Flag 2013 *Back to School Night (Video short) Mrs. Patel 2013 *Baby Mentalist (TV Series short) Reporter 2012 *Squad 85 (TV Series) Reporter 2012 *...Or Die (Short) Parv's Friend 2012 *Incident on Marmont Avenue (Short) Becca 2012 *The First Date (Short) Amanda 2011 *Ek Bar Phir, Ek Saath Phir (Short) Aishwarya 2011 *Sati Shaves Her Head (Short) Sati 2011 *Snooze, Charlie (Short) Charlie 2011 *The Old Leave Behind (Short) Jess 2011 *Losing Control Danger 2009 *Scrubs (TV Series) Sunny 2009 *Scrubs: Interns (TV Series) Sunny 2009 *Ratko: The Dictator's Son Layla 2007/I *Robot Love (Short) Silver Robot 2006 *The PTA (TV Series) Waif 2004/II *Homecoming (Short) Mona 2004 *World of Weird (Short) Jenny
- Grant, Jennifer (March 6, 2009). "Wheaton native Sonal Shah shines as Dr. Sunny Dey on hit comedy show". Wheaton Sun. p. 3.
-  Archived March 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- NATASHA KHAN. "Sonal Shah : From Stage to "Scrubs"". Retrieved 17 October 2015.
Her Jain parents, Gujarati born and Mumbai raised, settled in the suburbs of Chicago where Shah was born and raised, she describes them as “the most wonderful people alive.”
- Kadin, Deborah (July 12, 1998). "Wheaton teen named queen of DuPage fair". Daily Herald. p. 6.
- Khan, Natasha (June 2009). "Sonal Shah: From Stage to Scrubs". SAPNA Magazine. pp. Arts + Entertainment.