Sonali Bendre Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More

Sonali Bendre

Biography / Wiki

If we said that Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself and this line is well proved by the gorgeous Indian Actress, Author and Model, Sonali Bendre Behl who is primarily worked in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil language films.

A fashion show at her college turned her path into modeling as she never aspired to become a model. She came to the spotlight and gained huge popularity with famous films such as Diljale in 1996, Hum Saath-Saath Hain in 1999, and Sarfarosh as well.

In addition to this, this gorgeous lady has stolen the heart of many people with her stunning looks and acting skills. She has a cute smile, beautiful looks with an attractive and charming personality. On 4 July 2018, she disclosed that she has been diagnosed with metastatic cancer.

Height / Weight / Age

This gorgeous actress seems tall with a height of 168 in centimeters and 5’6” in feet & inches. Born on 1 January 1975 this beautiful actress has turned 46 years old in the year 2021. She possesses a healthy and fit figure with a weight of 55 kilograms and 121 lbs in pounds.

Her body is complemented by her beautiful brown eyes and her black hair. Her figure measurements are 32 inches breast, 28 inches waist, and 32 inches hips.

Net Worth

According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Sonali Bendre is $20 Million approx.

Education / Family

Sonali was born and raised up in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, and belongs to a middle-class Hindu Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu (CKP) family. She is the lovely daughter of her father Jit Bendre who worked in CPWD and her mother Roopsi Bendre. She also has two sisters named Rupa Ranadive (Elder) and Gandhali Paranjape (Younger).

As of her education, she completed her school education at various schools such as Kendriya Vidyalaya Malleswaram, Bengaluru, Holy Cross Convent High School, Thane, and Welham Girls School, Dehradun. Thereafter, she enrolled herself into Ramnarain Ruia College to pursue her graduation.


Sonali Bendre Behl

Nickname Not Known
Birth Place Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Date Of Birth 1 January 1975
Age 48 Years
Height In centimeters – 168 cm

In feet inches – 5’6”

Weight In kilograms – 55 kg

In pounds – 121 lbs

Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Profession Actress, Model, Author
Sexual Orientation Straight
School Kendriya Vidyalaya Malleswaram, Bengaluru

Holy Cross Convent High School, Thane

Welham Girls School, Dehradun

College Ramnarain Ruia College
Religion Hinduism
Nationality Indian
Home Town Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Debut Bollywood Film: Aag (1994)

Tamil Film: Kadhalar Dhinam (1999)

Kannada Film: Preethse (2000)

Telugu Film: Murari (2001)

Marathi Film: Anahat (2003)

TV: Kya Masti Kya Dhoom (2001)

Fathers Name Jit Bendre
Mothers Name Roopsi Bendre


Sonali Bendre with her parents
Sonali Bendre with her parents

Brothers Not Known
Sister Rupa Ranadive


Sonali Bendre with her sister Rupa
Sonali Bendre with her sister Rupa

Gandhali Paranjape

Sonali Bendre's sister Gandhali
Sonali Bendre’s sister Gandhali

Career / Fashion And Style

As per her career, she started her career as a model and after that, she was cast in the film ‘Ram’ but this film was never made. After that, she made her debut at the age of 19 with the film “Aag” and also won Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year and the Star Screen Awards for Most Promising Newcomer for this film.

She was awarded Filmfare’s Sensational Debut award for the film “Naaraaz” in 1994. After that, she established herself as a leading actress and appeared in many films such as Rakshak, Diljale, Apne Dam Par, English Babu Desi Mem, and Sapoot in the year 1996.

Thereafter, she featured in the films included Keemat, Humse Badhkar Kaun, Major Saab, Bhai, Tarazu, Qahar, Angaaray, and Zakhm in 1997 and 1998. After that, she was cast opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the film Duplicate. Later, she was seen in two Tamil films: Kadhalar Dhinam and Kannodu Kanbathellam in 1999.

She also appeared in famous films such as Hum Saath-Saath Hain, Dahek, and Sarfarosh in the same year. She featured in a brief cameo role in the film like Chal Mere Bhai and Dhai Akshar Prem Ke in 2000. Then, she made her Kannada debut with the movie Preethse and in the same year, she starred in Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain.

She made her Telugu debut with the film Murari in 2001 with famous actor Mahesh Babu and was also nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Actress in Telugu for this film. Next, she acted in 3 Telugu films: Indra, Khadgam, and Manmadhudu in 2002 and made her Marathi debut with Anahat in 2003.

She also made a special appearance in the film Kal Ho Naa Ho. She was last active in the year 2004 where she worked in the films like Shankar Dada MBBS and Aga Bai Arrecha. In 2012, she made her comeback with the movie Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara!.

Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband, and More

Reflecting on her personal life, she tied the marriage knot in 2002 with Filmmaker, Goldie Behl with whom she welcomed a son named Ranveer Behl. She was in a rumored relationship with Politician, Raj Thackeray.

Boyfriends Raj Thackeray (Politician, Rumour)


Sonali Bendre with her ex-boyfriend Raj
Sonali Bendre with her ex-boyfriend Raj

Goldie Behl (Filmmaker)

Marital Status Married
Husband Goldie Behl (m. 2002-present)


Sonali Bendre with her husband Goldie
Sonali Bendre with her husband Goldie

Children Son – Ranveer Behl


Sonali Bendre with her son
Sonali Bendre with her son

Favorite Things

Here we are providing you a list of her favorite things.

Favorite Actors Not Known
Favorite Actress Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Deepika Padukone
Favorite Musical Instrument Not Known
Favorite Author(s) Toni Morrison, Patrick Rothfuss, Isaac Asimov, Elif Shafak, Isabel Allende, Devdutt Pattanaik, Anand Neelakantan, Ravi Subramanian
Favorite Food(s) Prawn Curry, Keema Pav, Sushi, Khichdi, French Cuisines, Caramelized Sesame Smoked Almonds, Roti wrap with Tandoori Mayonnaise, Besan ka Ladoo, Steamed Modak
Favourite Book(s) Draupadi, Paradise, The Bluest Eye
Favorite Film(s) Austin Powers, As Good as It Gets, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Paan Singh Tomar, Diljale, Aashiqui 2
Favorite Beauty Brand Oriflame, Giordani Gold
Favorite Destinations Europe
Favorite Color(s) Blue

Sonali Bendre

Some Interesting Facts About Sonali Bendre

  • Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
  • Her hobbies include Cooking, Writing, Travelling, and Collecting Art Bric-a-Braces.
  • She was arrested by the Mumbai police for her “offensive” photo for the cover of Showtime magazine in 2001.
  • She released her first book ‘The Modern Gurukul: My Experiment with Parenting’ in 2015.
  • She is very fond of dogs.
  • To encourage reading habits, she started a digital club called ‘Sonali’s Book Club’ in 2017.
  • She was immensely popular for her gorgeous look in the 1990s.
  • She allegedly charged ₹4 lakh per day for the show ‘Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh.’
  • Sonali owned a BMW and Audi A6 car.