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Sonam Khan Height, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography

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Hometown: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Husband: Murali Poduval
Age: 51 Years

Sonam Khan

Bio/Wiki
Birth NameBakhtavar Murad
ProfessionActress, Model
Physical Stats
Height (approx.)5' 5" (165 cm)
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm (Child Artist): Door Waadiyon Mein Kahin (1980) as Bakhtavar
Door Waadiyon Mein Kahin movie's poster
Film (Telugu): Samrat (1987) Rekha aka Honey
Samrat movie's poster
Film (Hindi): Vijay (1988) as Nisha Mehra
Vijay movie's poster
Personal Life
Date of Birth2 September 1972 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2023)51 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra
Zodiac signVirgo
NationalityIndian
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra
ReligionIslam
Food HabitVegetarian
HobbiesReading novels, Travelling, Trying different cuisines, Listening to music
Social MediaInstagram
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date• First Husband: Year, 1991
• Second Husband: 14 April 2017
Family
Husband• First Husband: Rajiv Rai (Writer and Director, m.1991-div.2016)
Sonam's Ex-Husband Rajiv Rai
• Second Husband: Murali Poduval (Orthopedic Surgeon, m.2017)
Sonam with husband Murali
ChildrenSon- Gaurav Rai
Sonam on a day-out with her son Gaurav Rai
ParentsSonam's parents
Favourites
ColourPink

Sonam Khan

Some Lesser Known Facts Sonam Khan

  • Sonam changed her name in order to enter the film industry. Her birth name was Bakhtawar, and it is a popular name for boys in Punjabi. The name stuck with the audience.
  • Sonam made her debut in the year 1988 at the age of 13 years only but she rose to the limelight in 1989 with the film ‘Tridev’. The song “Oye Oye…Tirchi Topiwale..” from the movie became a hit at the time and was on everybody’s mind.

    Tirchi Topiwale song's poster

    Tirchi Topiwale song’s poster

  • Sonam married her first husband, Rajiv Rai, a writer and director who directed her famed movies Tridev and Vishwatma.
  • After marrying Rajive at the age of 18, Sonam had to leave the film industry and flee to initially Los Angeles but then settle in Europe. They had to flee and relocate as there was a failed attempt to kill Rajiv by Bombay-based gangster, Abu Salem.
  • They lived for almost two and half decades in Europe together but the marriage was not a smooth sailing boat for Sonam and Rajiv.
  • Sonam wanted to make a comeback in the film industry during their marriage but Rajiv opposed it, although he would still continue to direct movies.
  • Sonam had her child before the age of 20.

    19 year old Sonam Khan with her newly born son

    19 year old Sonam Khan with her newly born son

  • Sonam had to travel and move a lot because of the treatment for her son who was diagnosed with autism in childhood.

    Sonam with her son Gaurav Rai

    Sonam with her son Gaurav Rai

  • In the year 2016, Sonam parted ways and divorced Rajiv. The reasons were not made public.
  • After the divorce, her son lives with her but does meet his dad whenever Rajiv is in town. Although Sonam does not like to keep in contact with Rajiv and if not for her son she would have divorced him sooner.
  • She met her second husband, Murali in Pondecry and they became good friends. He was also her support during her divorce from Rajiv.
  • Sonam and Murali married in Ooty.

    Sonam with husband Murali on the day of their wedding

    Sonam with husband Murali on the day of their wedding

  • Sonam does wish to make a comeback in the film industry but does not aim for the silver screen. She wishes to try the OTT platform as for her it does not have a hero or heroin but characters.
  • In June of 2024, Sonam was rumoured to appear in the Glass House reality show Bigg Boss OTT, season 3.
  • Sonam considers Sridevi to be her best friend in the film industry.

    Sonam with Sridevi

    Sonam with Sridevi

  • Sonam loves to collect stylish shoes, heels, and bags.

    Sonam's Christian Louboutin heels and bag

    Sonam’s Christian Louboutin heels and bag

  • Sonam has appeared next to legends of Bollywood like Amitabh Bachan, Chunky Pandey, Govinda, Naseeruddin Shah, and Chiranjeevi.

    Sonam with Amitabh Bachchan on the set of Ajooba

    Sonam with Amitabh Bachchan on the set of Ajooba