Sonal Jha Height, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Married
Age: 52 Years
Hometown: Patna, Bihar

Sonal Jha

Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutEnglish Film: Return to Rajapur (2006)
Poster of the film 'Return to Rajapur'
TV: Bombay Lawyers on NDTV India (2007)
Poster of the show 'Bombay Lawyers'
Web Series: Sunflower (2021) as Mrs. Iyer on ZEE5
Sonal Jha in the web series 'Sunflower'
Personal Life
Date of Birth29 July 1971 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023) 52 Years
BirthplacePatna, Bihar
Zodiac signLeo
HometownPatna, Bihar
College/University• Miranda House, Delhi University
• Ithaca College, New York
Educational Qualification(s) [1]Sonal Jha• Master's degree in History
• Master in Corporate Communications
Tattoo(s)• On her neck
Sonal Jha's tattoo on her neck
• On her right leg
Sonal Jha's tattoo on her leg
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Husband/SpouseName Not Known
Sonal Jha with her son (centre) and husband (right)
ChildrenSon- Ritwick Jha
ParentsFather- Nitiranjan Jha
Sonal Jha with her father
Mother- Indurani Jha
SiblingsShe has five siblings.

Sonal Jha

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sonal Jha

  • Sonal Jha is an Indian actress who is known for various television shows and films. She is best known for her roles in films such as Lipstick Under My Burkha, 3 Storeys, and Chillar Party and TV shows such as Na Aana Is Des Laado and Balika Vadhu.
  • She has been involved in theatre since her childhood. At 11, she started theatre with Patna Indian People’s Theatre Association. In an interview, she said that she was a shy and underconfident kid and the stage was the only place where she used to get attention and praise.

    Sonal Jha as a youngster

    Sonal Jha as a youngster

  • When she was 15 years old, she used to perform as an actress and singer in Patna. She is a ‘Prabhakar’ degree holder in Kathak.
  • She later moved to Delhi to pursue her postgraduate education. She left the theatre and focused on her studies. When she was pursuing her post-graduation in Delhi, she faced a lot of problems adjusting there because she had studied in Hindi medium till graduation and in Delhi, she was to study in English medium. Apart from the language barrier, she even went through a lot of cultural differences. She used to call her father and tell him that she would not be able to complete her studies, but her father motivated her a lot.
  • After completing her education in New York, she started a job at an eminent company in Mumbai. She quit her job because of the work pressure. The experience of working in the corporate world taught her various aspects of life and how to interact with people from the corporate world.
  • In 2000, she shifted to Mumbai with her husband and son because her husband got a job there. In 2004, she started theatre again and became a member of Ekjute Theater Group and learned a lot from Nadira Babbar, a famous theatre personality. She then acted in many plays all over India including ‘Ithihas Tumhe Le Gaya Kanhayiya’, and ‘Suman Aur Sana.’
  • Later, she started her career as an actor. She gave some auditions but did not get any response from them. After performing in many plays, she was selected by Prakash Jha for the Bhojpuri television series Bahubali in 2008.

    Sonal Jha in the Bhojpuri television show 'Bahubali'

    Sonal Jha in the Bhojpuri television show ‘Bahubali’

  • In an interview, she talked about the initial days of her career when she found it difficult to manage as an actor and a mother. In the interview, she said,

    It was also difficult on a personal front because I had a small child and managing home, kids, family and doing television. At that time, we used to work for over 13 hours. Then commuting will take another 2-3 hours. So you can understand staying outside for 16 hours and then to look after your kids and manage your home and that was challenging emotionally I used to go through this guilt that I am not giving enough time to my kid. Something which every working women goes through. And producers didn’t use to give attention to my problems. If it was my problem then I had to resolve it myself. Because I had the support and I didn’t give up, I adjusted to the groove. It wasn’t a bread and butter thing for me since my husband was getting paid well. I didn’t quit. Because if I had quit, the kind of groundwork I had done couldn’t have materialzed again.”

  • She has appeared in films including Chillar Party (2011) as Encyclopedia’s Mother, Aarakshan (2011) as Shanti Bua, Lipstick Under My Burkha (2017) as Leela’s Mother, 3 Storeys (2018) as Malini’s mother, and Malaal (2019) as Rajni Tripathi.

    Sonal Jha in the film 'Aarakshan'

    Sonal Jha in the film ‘Aarakshan’

  • She has appeared in television shows including Hum Ladkiyan (2008) on Sony as Subhadra, Sapno Ke Bhanwer Main (2011) on Life OK as a Mother, Balika Vadhu (2012) on Colors as Irawati, and Ek Rishta Saajhedari Ka (2016) on Sony as Chandra Bua.

    Sonal Jha in the television show 'Ek Rishta Saajhedari Ka'

    Sonal Jha in the television show ‘Ek Rishta Saajhedari Ka’

  • She participated in a lot of theatre plays including Bali Aur Shambhu (2010), Pagla Ghoda (2014), Tumhara Vincent (2015), CanServive (2016), and Mughal-e-Azam (2016).

    Sonal Jha in the play 'Mughal-e-Azam'

    Sonal Jha in the play ‘Mughal-e-Azam’

  • After appearing on the show ‘Balika Vadhu’ in 2012, she did very few shows and completely switched to theatre for four to five years.

    Sonal Jha in the television show 'Balika Vadhu'

    Sonal Jha in the television show ‘Balika Vadhu’

  • In an interview, she said that she stopped watching TV after 2016 because the content changed a lot. She said that when she was offered roles, they used to change her role in Balika Vadhu from progressive to orthodox according to their will. She used to fight with the creative team asking how the character was behaving opposite of what she had said only two episodes ago.
  • In 2017, her film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ was banned by the Censor Board due to the use of sexual scenes, abusive words, and audio pornography.
  • In 2018, her short film ‘MAD’ won the Perfect 10 winner at The Mumbai Film Festival.
  • In 2023, she starred in the film Coat and played the role of Madho’s mother.

    Sonal Jha in the film 'Coat'

    Sonal Jha in the film ‘Coat’