Sonali Raut

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Sonali Raut
Sonali Raut at Lakme Fashion Week 2017, Day 5 (11) (cropped).jpg
Raut at the Lakme Fashion Week 2017
Born (1990-12-23) 23 December 1990 (age 28)[1]
OccupationActress, model
Years active2010–present
Known forBigg Boss 8
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
RelativesUjjwala Raut (sister)

Sonali Raut is an Indian model and actress. She was a contestant on the reality television show Bigg Boss 8.[2]

Personal life[edit]

She is the younger sister of model Ujjwala Raut.[3]


In 2010, Raut won a modeling assignment in the annual Kingfisher Calendar, which features models in swimsuits.[4] In 2014, Raut starred in the Bollywood film The Xposé,[5] playing the role of a movie star who is murdered. In an interview, she described Bollywood as "not very welcoming".[6] She dropped a commitment to be in a film entitled 99% Useless Fellows, angering Kannada film director S. K. Basheed, to act as a contestant in the Indian reality TV show Bigg Boss.[7]

She became one of the contestants on Bigg Boss 8 and was evicted after a surprise vote decision, but was later brought back by the Bigg Boss.[8][9] She was evicted again, along with Puneet Issar, after 105 days.[10]

In 2016, Raut was seen in the film Great Grand Masti in which she played Shiney - a maid. She was also seen in the song of the film "Lipstick Laga Ke".[11]


Year Title Role
2014 The Xposé Zara
2016 Great Grand Masti Shiney
2019 Aadat Diaries TBA
Year Show Role
2014 Comedy Nights with Kapil herself
2014 Bigg Boss 8 herself (Evicted in Day 105) - 3 January 2015
2015 Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah herself
2015 Comedy Classes herself
2019 Boss – Baap of Special Services Pooja


  1. ^ "Bigg Boss 8: Contestants celebrate Sonali's birthday". timesofindia. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  2. ^ India TV Entertainment Desk (26 Sep 2014). "Bigg Boss 8: Sonali Raut to get evicted this Saturday! (see pics)". India TV News. Retrieved 27 Sep 2014.
  3. ^ Vickey Lalwani of the Mumbai Mirror (24 Sep 2014). "Sonali Raut is 100 per cent useless, feels director Basheed". Times of India. Retrieved 27 Sep 2014.
  4. ^ "Kingfisher calendar hotties of 2010!". India Today. 2010. Retrieved 27 Sep 2014.
  5. ^ IST TNN (12 Aug 2014). "Sonali Raut unhappy about preceding Chitrangada". Times of India. Retrieved 27 Sep 2014.
  6. ^ IANS Mumbai (2014-09-25). "Bollywood's not warm: Sonali Raut". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 27 Sep 2014.
  7. ^ Vickey Lalwani of the Mumbai Mirror (24 Sep 2014). "Sonali Raut is 100 per cent useless, feels director Basheed". Times of India. Retrieved 27 Sep 2014.
  8. ^ Vickey Lalwani (2 Oct 2014). "Bigg Boss 8: Sonali Raut returns to the show". Times of India. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Bigg Boss 8 eviction: Sonali Raut is the first one to leave the house". India Today. 28 September 2014. Retrieved 28 Sep 2014.
  10. ^ "Sonali Raut: Happy to be out of Bigg Boss at the right time". India Today. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 2016-07-17. Sonali Raut, who was evicted from the house recently, is happy to step out after her stint on the show for 105 days.
  11. ^ Parande, Shweta (14 July 2016). "Great Grand Masti song Lipstick Laga Ke: Sonali Raut is HOT in this peppy number!". Retrieved 16 July 2016.

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