Sonali Bendre Age, Height, Husband, Family, Cancer, Biography & More

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Height: 5’ 6”
Age: 44 Years
Husband: Goldie Behl

Sonali Bendre

Full Name Sonali Bendre Behl
Profession(s)Actress, Model, Author
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)32-28-32
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 January 1975
Age (as in 2019)44 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricorn
SignatureSonali Bendre's Signature
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
School(s)Kendriya Vidyalaya Malleswaram, Bengaluru
Holy Cross Convent High School, Thane
Welham Girls School, Dehradun
College/UniversityRamnarain Ruia College
Educational QualificationGraduate
DebutBollywood Film: Aag (1994)
Sonali Bendre - Aag
Tamil Film: Kadhalar Dhinam (1999)
Sonali Bendre - Kadhalar Dhinam
Kannada Film: Preethse (2000)
Sonali Bendre - Preethse
Telugu Film: Murari (2001)
Sonali Bendre - Murari
Marathi Film: Anahat (2003)
Sonali Bendre - Anahat
TV: Kya Masti Kya Dhoom (2001, as a host)
CasteChandravanshiy Kayasth Prabhu (CKP) [1]Mid-Day
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressAn apartment on the 5th floor, Juhu, Mumbai
Sonali Bendre 's House in Juhu, Mumbai
HobbiesCooking, Writing, Travelling, Collecting Art Bric-a-Bracs
Awards, Honours, Achievements 1995- Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year for the film 'Aag' (1994), Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer - Female for the film 'Aag' (1994)
2001- Star Screen Award - Best Supporting Actress for the film 'Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai' (2000)
2004- Star Screen Awards - Best Actress Marathi for the film 'Anahat' (2003)
2011- Golden Petal Award - Most Chahiti Personality for the TV show 'India's Got Talent' (2010)
2012- Indian Telly Award - Indian Telly Award for Best Judge Panel for the TV show 'India's Got Talent' (2011)
2017- Zee Rishtey Award - Best Judge for the TV show 'India's Best Dramebaaz' (2016)
2018- Women Achiever's Award - Pride of Maharashtra Award
Sonali Bendre - Women Achiever's Awards 2018
Controversies• On 5 April 2018, Sonali, along with "Hum Saath Saath Hain" co-stars, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, and Neelam were acquitted by a Jodhpur Court in the 1998 blackbuck killing case, in which Salman Khan was convicted and was sentenced to 5-year, Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri, pronounced the verdict.
• In 2001, she was arrested by the Mumbai police after a complaint was filed against her for her "offensive" photo for the cover of Showtime magazine in 1998, that "hurt the religious sentiments of the people."
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsRaj Thackeray (Politician, Rumour)
Raj Thackeray
Goldie Behl (Filmmaker)
Marriage Date12 November 2002
Marriage PlaceMumbai
Husband/SpouseGoldie Behl (m. 2002-present)
Sonali Bendre with her husband Goldie Behl
ChildrenSon- Ranveer Behl (born in 2005)
Sonali Bendre with her son Ranveer
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Jit Bendre (Worked in CPWD)
Mother- Roopsi Bendre
Sonali Bendre with her parents
SiblingsBrother- None
Sisters- Rupa Ranadive (Elder)
Sonali Bendre with her sister Rupa Ranadive
Gandhali Paranjape (Younger)
Sonali Bendre's sister Gandhali Paranjape
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Besan ka Ladoo, Steamed Modak, Caramelized Sesame Smoked Almonds, Roti wrap with Tandoori Mayonnaise, Prawn Curry, Keema Pav, Sushi, Khichdi, French Cuisines
Favourite ActressesMadhuri Dixit, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor
Favourite Film(s)Bollywood- Diljale, Aashiqui 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Paan Singh Tomar
Hollywood- Austin Powers, As Good as It Gets
Favourite Book(s)Draupadi by Pratibha Ray, Paradise by Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Favourite Author(s)Isabel Allende, Devdutt Pattanaik, Anand Neelakantan, Ravi Subramanian, Toni Morrison, Patrick Rothfuss, Isaac Asimov, Elif Shafak
Favourite ColourBlue
Favourite Beauty Brand(s)Oriflame, Giordani Gold
Favourite DestinationEurope
Style Quotient
Car CollectionAudi A6, BMW
Sonali Bendre - Audi A6
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)₹4 lakh/day
Net Worth Not Known

Sonali Bendre

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sonali Bendre

  • Does Sonali Bendre smoke?: No
  • Does Sonali Bendre drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Sonali was born into a middle-class Marathi family and was raised in a strict household. Sonali Bendre Childhood Photo
  • She travelled throughout her childhood; as her father used to work in Central Public Works Department (CPWD), and used to get transferred to a new city after every 2-3 years, due to which, Sonali never got a chance to make longterm friends.
  • She never thought of doing modelling, but destiny had some other plans for her. During a fashion show at her college, the girl who was supposed to the ramp walk couldn’t make it, after which Sonali was asked to replace her. It was a tough ask for her as until that time she never wore a heel. Luckily, she did well and even won the first prize, after which she started getting modelling offers. Sonali Bendre in Younger Days
  • She was discovered by filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt during a modelling assignment.
  • Though she started her acting career with Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Naaraaz’ (1994), her second film ‘Aag’ (1994) was released first.
  • She first met her husband on the sets of ‘Naaraaz’ (1994); as he was producing Mahesh Bhatt’s upcoming film ‘Angaaray’ (1998). It was one-sided love for him but with time they became friends and after a courtship of 5 years, they got married in 2002.
  • In the late 1990s, she was immensely popular despite not having many hits and bagged films with the A-list stars and banners, mainly because of her gorgeous looks.

  • According to reports, she was the highest paid TV actor in 2014; as she allegedly charged ₹4 lakh per day to be part of Life OK’s show ‘Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh.’
  • She has always been a voracious reader, and in 2015, she released her first book ‘The Modern Gurukul: My Experiment with Parenting,’ through which she shared her experiences and challenges as a first-time mother. Sonali Bendre - The Modern Gurukul
  • In 2017, she started a digital club called ‘Sonali’s Book Club’ to encourage reading habit.
  • She is an avid dog lover. Sonali Bendre, a dog lover
  • She is allergic to perfumes.
  • The interior designing of her Juhu apartment was done by her close friend Sussanne Khan, designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. Sonali Bendre with Sussanne Roshan at her residence
  • In July 2018, she tweeted about the news that she has been diagnosed with high-grade metastatic cancer. Sonali Bendre cancer news