Sonia Agarwal

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Sonia Agarwal
Sonia Agarwal at 62nd FFA (cropped).jpg
Sonia Agarwal attends the 62nd Britannia Filmfare Awards 2014
Sonia Agarwal

(1982-03-28) 28 March 1982 (age 37)
ResidenceChennai, India
OccupationActor, model
Years active2002–present
Spouse(s)Selvaraghavan (m.2006–2010; divorced)
Sonia Agarwal at CCL T20 2011

Sonia Agarwal (born 28 March 1982) is an Indian film actress known for her works predominantly in Tamil cinema and a few Telugu films. She is best known for her performances in super-hit films such as Kaadhal Kondein (2003), 7G Rainbow Colony (2004) and Pudhupettai (2006) directed by Selvaraghavan.[1][2]

Featuring her brother-in-law Dhanush, the film became a huge success and she was widely appreciated for her performance as Divya in the film, which brought her into the limelight and fetched her several awards, including the ITFA Best New Actress Award. She acted alongside actors Silambarasan and Vijay in the films Kovil and Madhurey, respectively. After appearing in the films Oru Kalluriyin Kathai and Oru Naal Oru Kanavu in 2005, both of which failing to perform at the box office, she got roles in the films Thiruttu Payale and Pudhupettai. The former, directed by Susi Ganesan, became a highly successful film, whilst the latter, another Selvaraghavan film, received universal critical acclaim.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Born in Chandigarh, Sonia's mother tongue is Punjabi. Sonia married Selvaraghavan, a director in Tamil cinema, in December 2006. She stopped acting after her marriage. The couple divorced in 2010.[5]

Early career[edit]

During her school days, Sonia got an offer to act in a serial on Zee TV. She then made her film debut with the 2002 Telugu film Nee Premakai, in which she did a small role, after which she acted in a Kannada film Chandu opposite Sudeep.[3][4]

2011 to present[edit]

After getting divorced, she made a re-entry, playing a supporting role in the multi-starrer Vaanam, following which she signed up for four projects, three in Tamil and one in Malayalam, in quick succession.[6] Her next releases were Sadhurangam, opposite Srikanth once again, in 2011 and Oru Nadigayin Vakku Moolam in early 2012. Her films include Poi Sollathedi and Achchamenndid not do well in box office. In 2018, she has signed four Malayalam films.[7][3][4]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2002 Nee Premakai Raaji Telugu
Chandu Vidya Kannada
2003 Kaadhal Kondein Divya Tamil ITFA Best New Actress Award
Dham Pooja Telugu
Success Swetha Tamil
2004 Kovil Angel Devi Soosai Tamil
Madhurey Susheela Tamil
7G Rainbow Colony Anitha Tamil Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress
7G Brundavan Colony Telugu
2005 Oru Kalluriyin Kathai Jothi Tamil
Oru Naal Oru Kanavu Maya Devi Tamil
2006 Thiruttu Payale Rosy / Saranya Tamil
Pudhupettai Selvi Tamil
2011 Vaanam Zara Tamil
Sadhurangam Sandhya Tamil
2012 Oru Nadigaiyin Vaakkumoolam Anjali Tamil
Gruhanathan Anitha Malayalam
2014 Amma Nanna Oorelithe Telugu Special appearance
2015 Temper Doctor Telugu
Palakkattu Madhavan Lakshmi Tamil
Jamna Pyari Dancer Malayalam Cameo appearance in "Murugappa"
Ranna Dancer Kannada Special appearance in "What Do What Not To Do"
2017 Saaya Tamil
Winner Mahendra Reddy's wife Telugu
Yevanavan Police officer Tamil
2018 Theetta Rappai Kochuthresia Malayalam
2019 Thadam Lakshmi Tamil
Thanimai Tamil
Ayogya Doctor Tamil
Dasharatha Kannada
Queen Sandhya Tamil MX Player Web Series
2020 Cochin Shaadi at Chennai 03 Malayalam Filming
Adukkalayil Paniyundu Malayalam Post Production


Sonia Agarwal began acting in Television serials with Naanal, directed by Kushboo Sundar on Kalaignar TV.

Year Title Role Channel
2008–2009 Naanal Radhika Kalaignar TV
2013–2014 Malli Vinothini Puthuyugam TV
2016 Achcham Thavir Participant STAR Vijay



  1. ^ "The Hindu : Life Chennai : Success for Sonia Agarwal".
  2. ^ "Sonia Agarwal, actor". The Hindu.
  3. ^ a b c "It's tough to stop laughing when Vivekh is around: Sonia Agarwal". Deccan Chronicle.
  4. ^ a b c "I took Dr Kalam's advice and returned part-time to cinema: Vivekh". Deccan Chronicle.
  5. ^ "Selva-Sonia granted divorce". IndiaGlitz. 12 March 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2010.
  6. ^ "Sonia Aggarwal signs another film!". 12 July 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Gayathri replaces Meenakshi in Villangam". Deccan Chronicle.

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