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Sonu Sood

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Sonu Sood
Sonu sood 2012.jpg
Born Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 1999–present

Sonu Sood is an Indian film actor, model and producer who acts predominantly in Tollywood, Kollywood, Bollywood, and Kannada films. He has also appeared in commercials for Apollo Tyres, Airtel etc.[1][2]

In 2009, he received Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Award for Best Villain and Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Telugu for his work in the Telugu blockbuster, Arundhati. In 2010, He garnered Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role and IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role for the Bollywood blockbuster, Dabangg. In 2012, He received SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for Julayi. He is best known for roles in blockbuster films like Yuva (2004), Athadu (2005), Aashiq Banaya Aapne (2005), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Dookudu (2011) and Shootout at Wadala (2013).[3][4]

Career[edit]

In 1999, Sood was introduced to Tamil language films with Kallazhagar. He then appeared as an antagonist in the Telugu film Hands Up!, in 2000. In 2001, he appeared in Majunu. He then began starring in Hindi films, with Shaheed-E-Azam, as Bhagat Singh, in 2002. Sood earned recognition as Abhishek Bachchan's brother in Mani Ratnam's Yuva in 2004 and in Aashiq Banaya Aapne in 2005.[2]

In Tollywood, with the release of Super in 2005, he received greater recognition for his work.[5] In this film, his co-star was Nagarjuna as a high-tech thief. His next film was Athadu. In 2006 he again portrayed the antagonist in Ashok. It was an average grosser, but by now he had become popular in Telugu films.

In 2009 he played the role of Pasupathy in Arundhati. Following the Tollywood release of Arundhati he played the role of Rajkumar Sujamal in the Indian epic film, Jodha Akbar. In 2009, he played the role of Gangster Bada in Anjaneyulu opposite Ravi Teja. In the latter half of 2009, he acted in another Telugu film, Ek Niranjan, in which he again played the antagonist. In 2010, he played the lead antagonist in Abhinav Kashyap's Dabangg, co-starring with Salman Khan.[6] His Kannada debut with Sudeep, Vishnuvardhana (2011), released to positive reviews of his performance.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1999 Kallazhagar Soumya Narayanan (Priest) Tamil
1999 Nenjinile Tamil
2000 Hands Up! Telugu
2001 Majunu Tamil
2002 Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh Hindi
2002 Zindagi Khoobsurat Hai Punjabi
2002 Raja Bhavani Tamil
2003 Ammailu Abbailu Telugu
2003 Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi Rajiv Mathur Tamil
2003 Kahan Ho Tum Karan Hindi
2004 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Lt. Col. Shah Nawaz Khan Hindi
2004 Mission Mumbai Hindi
2004 Yuva Gopal Singh Hindi
2005 Sheesha Raj Hindi
2005 Chandramukhi Oomayan Tamil
2005 Super Sonu Telugu
2005 Athadu Malli Telugu
2005 Aashiq Banaya Aapne Karan Hindi
2005 Siskiyaan Dr. Vishwas Hindi
2005 Divorce: Not Between Husband and Wife Siddharth Joshi Hindi
2006 Ashok K. K. Telugu
2006 Rockin' Meera Prince English
2008 Jodhaa Akbar Prince Sujamal Hindi Nominated - Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
2008 Mr. Medhavi Siddharth Telugu
2008 Singh Is Kinng Lakhan 'Lucky' Singh Hindi
2008 Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi Prem Ajmera Hindi
2009 Arundhati Pasupathi Telugu Nandi Award for Best Villain
Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award (Telugu)
2009 Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge Aryan Hindi
2009 Anjaneyulu Bada Telugu
2009 Bangaru Babu Telugu
2009 Ek Niranjan Johnny Bhai Telugu
2009 City of Life Basu/Peter Patel English
2010 Dabangg Chhedi Singh Hindi Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role
IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role
2011 Shakti Mukthar Telugu
2011 Theenmaar Sudhir Telugu
2011 Bbuddah... Hoga Tera Baap ACP Karan Malhotra Hindi
2011 Kandireega Bhavani Telugu
2011 Dookudu Nayak Telugu
2011 Vishnuvardhana Adhishesha Kannada Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role - Kannada
Nominated—Sandalwood Star Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role
Nominated—Bangalore Times Film Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role Male
2011 Osthe Boxer Daniel Tamil
2012 Maximum Inspector Pratap Pandit Hindi
2012 Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara? Phanindra Bhupathi Telugu
2012 Julai Bittu Telugu Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role - Telugu
2013 Shootout at Wadala Dilawar Imtiaz Haksar Hindi
2013 Ramaiya Vastavaiya Raghuveer Hindi
2013 Bhai[8] James Telugu
2013 R... Rajkumar Shivraj Gurjar Hindi
2014 Aagadu Telugu
2014 Madha Gaja Raja Tamil Post-production
2014 Brahma Kannada
2014 Entertainment Arjun Hindi
2014 Happy New Year Jagmohan Prakash (Jag) Hindi blockbuster
2014 Rana Tamil Pre-production
2014 Aagadu Telugu
2014 Untitled Nithiin-Srinivas-Rakul Preet Singh Project Telugu Pre-production[9][10]
2015 Gabbar Is Back Balbir Singh Hindi Post-production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sonu Sood turns producer with Lucky Unlucky - The Hindu
  2. ^ a b "Top 100 Handsome Indian Men - Sonu Sood". Webindia123.com. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  3. ^ Devi (2009-01-29). "TELUGU CINEMASS: Sonu Sood's, Another Hit Arundhati". Telugucinemass.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  4. ^ Snippets: Finally a nod - The Hindu
  5. ^ "Super - telugu film - Nagarjuna, Ayesha Takia, Sonu Sood". Idlebrain.com. 2005-05-07. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 
  6. ^ "Sonu's on a high". Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  7. ^ Kannada Review: 'Only Vishnuvardhana' is racy
  8. ^ "Sonu Sood joins the cast of Nagarjuna’s Bhai". 123telugu.com. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ Shekhar (6 March 2014). "Rakul Preet Singh To Romance Nithin In His Next Film". Filmibeat.com. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  10. ^ Staff (22 February 2014). "Nithin’s New Film Details". Cinecorn.com. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 

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