Sonu Sood

Actor, Model, Producer

An Upcoming Superstar

Sonu Sood is the actor, model, and philanthropist that has redefined heroism. He's been a big star in South India and well-liked in Bollywood. During the pandemic, however, he alleviated his status considerably by his generosity. He's now a national hero and is getting international recognition for helping out lakhs of individuals across the country. Sood has now transcended himself from being an entertainment personality to something else entirely.

Villain On-Screen And Hero In Life

The most interesting aspect of Sood's new rise in fame is that he is famous for playing the antagonistic character.

Whether it's Chedi Singh from Dabangg or Pasupathi from Arundhati, the Indian audience loves when he plays the villain. He provides the alternative dynamic so that the clash is only that impactful. Once the pandemic happened, Sonu Sood was shaken to the core by it. He felt that he needed to take action, so he started preparing transportation for the migrants and other people in need.

The news was that Sonu Sood was helping all the individuals in need, and he was flooded with requests. He helped some migrant who was struggling to plow their field, so he sent a tractor. Sonu converted his Mumbai hotel into a Covid ward for patients.

Within more than one and a half years, he set up a proper NGO called Sonu Sood foundation to solve India's problems. Sood now provides educational courses, medical facilities, jobs, and everything in between. He's been hailed as a messiah by people with statues being erected in his image. Sonu Sood is now considered the hero of everyday Indians.

Shah Rukh Praised His Fitness Ethic

Sonu Sood is considered one of the hardworking and fittest men in the industry. Please don't take it from us but from the legend Shah Rukh Khan himself. When they were promoting Happy New Year, Khan went out of the way to praise Sood.

He is always exercising and eats properly regardless of whether he's been traveling for 20 hours a day. After being extremely tired, the whole cast of the movie went to sleep while Sood hit the gym. SRK so inspired him that he said he'd try to be as physically fit as Sonu Sood.

He was also extremely kind and generous at returning the compliment. It showcases how dedicated Sonu Sood is to his fitness routine that a hard worker like SRK is inspired by.

Struggle Story

Sonu Sood is the man of the hour in India today to change lives on one command. His struggle to reach this position was arduous for him. When he arrived in Mumbai, he came with 5500 rs in his pocket. Sood lived in a 1BHK room with more than six people all packed in. Sonu had a day job in a private firm that paid Rs 4500 to cover all the living expenses. At the same time, he was auditioning for roles and trying to achieve his dream. Sood's journey was filled with hardship, and that is why he felt empathetic to the migrants.

Worked in Chinese Movies

Sonu Sood, like many actors, has worked in multiple industries to meet their needs. However, did you know that he also worked in Chinese movies? That's right; he starred in movies with an Indo-Chinese plot and even worked with Jackie Chan in Kung Fu Yoga. Sood introduced him to many Indian cuisines and helped him learn about our culture. It's truly mind-blowing what this man has accomplished, and he continues to do.

Political Ambitions

Sonu Sood's philanthropic ambitions have led to a backlash from the political class. It is quite simple if Sood can accomplish so much for people, then why are politicians sleeping? His efforts make them look bad, and it's caused a paranoia that he's going to make an entrance in politics.

Sood has always said that his intentions are pure at heart and has no political ambitions. Sonu is in serious trouble with the Income Tax department, and many question it as being politically motivated. It will be interesting to see how things progress and can such a force of power stay out of politics?

In India, the line between idol and Superstar always gets blurry. It will be interesting to watch whether Sood's power outside the theater translates into Box Office. Sonu Sood might become the surprise superstar in the post-pandemic era.



30 July 1973 (age48) Moga, Punjab, India

Active Years

1973 - Today


Name Sonu Sood
Nickname Sonu
Profession Actor
Physical Stats
188 cm
80 kg
Body Measurement
44 inch
34 inch
17 inch
Career Debut Tamil Film: Kallazhagar (1999)
Telugu Film: Hands Up! (2000)
Bollywood Film: Shaheed-E-Azam (2002)
English Film: Rockin' Meera (2006)

Early Life and Education

DOB 30-07-1973
Age 48
Birth Place Moga, Punjab, India
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality Indian
Home Town Moga, Punjab, India
School Sacred Heart School, Moga
College Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering, Nagpur
Educational Qualification Graduation in Electronic Engineering
Religion Hinduism
Food Habits Vegetarian
Address Not Known
Hobbies Playing the Guitar, Doing Workout, Kick-Boxing

Relationships & More

Marital Status Married
Marriage Date First Marriage: 25-09-1996
Marriage Location Not Known


Ayaan Sood
Ishant Sood

Boyfriends/Girlfriends None


Wife/Spouse Wife: Sonali Sood (m. 1996)
Shakti Sagar Sood (Entrepreneur)
Saroj Sood (Teacher)
Siblings Brother(s): None,
Sister(s): Monika Sood (Elder; Scientist), Malvika Sachar (Younger)

Favourite Things

Food Aloo Paratha
Actor Amitabh Bachchan, Sylvester Stallone
Actress Sridevi, Raveena Tandon
Bollywood Dabangg
Hollywood Not Known
Tollywood Not Known
Singer Not Known
Sports Cricket
colour Black, White
Songs Not Known
Holiday Destination Not Known
Restaurants Not Known
Perfume Not Known

Style Quotient

Car Collection Porsche Panamera
Audi Q7
Mercedes-Benz ML-Class
Bike Collection Not Known

Money Factor

Salary (approx) Not Known
Net Worth (approx) $17 million


Top Controversies of  Sonu Sood

1) A fraud case was filed against him by producer Sheetal Talwar as he had lent him a certain property in Yari Road, Mumbai on the condition that it was free of any legal dispute but it wasn't.

2) Sonu Sood attracted controversy after he stepped out of the Bollywood film, “Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi.” When the Bollywood actress,Kangana Ranaut alleged him of leaving the film because he was not willing to work with a female director.

3) In January 2021, Mumbai's civic body BMC filed a police complaint against Sonu Sood for illegally converting a residential building in Mumbai's upscale Juhu into a hotel.

4) On 15 September 2021, a series of raids was carried out by the Income Tax Department at various premises related to Sood including Mumbai, Nagpur, and Jaipur.

Did you know?

1) Sonu Sood landed in Mumbai for the first time with just Rs. 5500 in his pocket. He thought that the amount would last him for a month, but it got over in just eight to ten days.

2) Sonu spent his initial days in Mumbai in a one-room-kitchen apartment with six other boys

3) Due to the common surnames, once, Miss India finalist and actress Asmita Sood, was mistaken as his sister.

4) Despite being spiritual, he had given up praying for around 4 years after the demise of his mother.

5) His first modelling assignment earned him Rs. 500, which he spent to buy himself a jeans.

6) He residents of Chelimi tanda under Dubba in Telangana have constructed a temple dedicated to Sonu Sood for his efforts to help migrants reach their native place during the COVID-19 lockdown in the country.


Filmfare Awards Telugu
2010:Best Supporting Actor for Arundhati
IIFA Awards
2011:Best Performance In A Negative Role for Dabangg