Sunday, 2 September 2012

Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha (born 2 June 1987)[1][2] is an Indian Bollywood actress. She marked her debut in the Hindi film industry with 2010 film Dabangg opposite Salman Khan, which went onto becoming the highest grossing Bollywood film of the year. Sinha next appeared in Rowdy Rathore (2012) alongside Akshay Kumar. The film was well received by top critics and currently holds the title of the highest grossing bollywood film of 2012. Sinha is next expected to appear in Shirish Kunder's Joker, which is set for release on August 31, 2012. Sinha is currently filming for Arbaaz Khan's Dabangg 2 and Vikramaditya Motwane's Lootera. Sinha started her career as a model and as walked the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week 2008[4] and then again in Lakme Fashion Week 2009.[4] Sonakshi Sinha is also a fashion designer. She designed costumes for movie Mera Dil Leke Deko in 2005. She made her acting debut in the 2010 film Dabangg co-starring Salman Khan. The film went on to become one of the highest grossing Bollywood films.[5] Salman had seen her at a function engaging in dancing and offered her the role.[6] Speaking about it, she said that she had lost a weight of 30 kg over a period of two years in order to prepare for her character of a village girl by "a combination of proper diet and vigorous exercise". She also added that she had been "observing people and trying to pick up nuances" as a step of further preparation.[7] She also featured as the cover girl of Indian edition of Maxim magazine for the month December 2010.[8] Although Sinha had no film release in 2011, she won quite a few awards for her debut. This included the Filmfare Award as well as the IIFA Awards among many others. Breakthrough & initial success (2012–present) In 2012, Sinha first appeared in Prabhu Deva's Rowdy Rathore. The film opened to mixed reviews from critics,[9] although had a strong opening at the box office,[10] collecting approx. INR15.06 crore (US$2.73 million) on the first day and eventually became a "Blockbuster".[11] Sinha will next appear in Shirish Kunder's Joker, which is set for an August 2012 release. She will also be starring in Ashwini Dhir's Son Of Sardar alongside Ajay Devgan, which is set for release in November 2012 and Arbaaz Khan's Dabangg 2, the sequel to her immensely successful debut film, Dabangg with Salman Khan which is expected to be releasing in December 2012. Sinha has also been signed opposite her Rowdy Rathore and Joker co-star, Akshay Kumar along with Imran Khan for Once Upon a Time Again, the sequel to Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, set for release in 2013, along with Vikramaditya Motwane's Lootera and Sajid Nadiawala's Judwaa 2. Sinha has also been signed on for Prabhu Deva's Namak opposite actor Shahid Kapoor. Filmography Year Movie Role Notes 2010 Dabangg Rajjo Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut 2012 Rowdy Rathore Paro 2012 Joker Diva 2012 Oh My God Special appearance in song "Go Go Govinda" (Releasing on September 28, 2012) 2012 Son Of Sardaar Jiya Post-production (Releasing on November 13, 2012) 2012 Dabangg 2 Rajjo Pandey Filming (Releasing on December 21, 2012) 2013 Lootera Rani Filming (Releasing on March 29, 2013) 2013 Once Upon a Time Again Yasmin Thakur Pre-production 2013 Namak[12] Pre-production Awards and nominations Year Award Category Film Result 2011 Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards Best Female Debut[13] Dabangg Won Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut[14] Won Global Indian Film and Television Honours Most Promising Fresh New Face- Female[15] International Indian Film Academy Awards Star Debut of the Year – Female[16] Lions Gold Awards Favourite Debutant Actress[17] Lions Favourite Actress[17] Star Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer - Female[18] Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow - Female[19] Best Thriller/Action Actress[20] Nominated Zee Cine Awards Best Female Debut[21] Won Zee Cine Awards Best International Female Icon[21] Nominated FICCI Frames Excellence Awards Best Debut Actress[22][23] Won Other Awards 2011: Aaj Tak Award for Best Debutante Actress; Dabangg[24] 2011: Dadasaheb Phalke Awards for Best Debutant Actor - Female; Dabangg[25] 2011: Bollywood Hungama Surfers Choice Movie Awards for Best Debut Actress; Dabangg[26]

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