Sonali Bendre - Updated Jun 2024

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Sonali Bendre

Sonali Bendre is a popular Indian film actress and also a model. Sonali Bendre is widely popular not only in Bollywood but also in Telegu, Marathi, Kannada, and Tamil movies.

Early Life

Sonali Bendre was born on January 1, 1975, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She is currently 49 years old and she celebrates her birthday every new year. Sonali is Indian by nationality and her caste is Chandravanshiy Kayasth Prabhu. Similarly, Sonali is from a Hindu family and her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Talking about her parents, Sonali was born to his father Jit Bendre, and her mother Roopsi Bendre. Her father worked in CPWD. Likewise, she also has an elder sister named Rupa Ranadive and a younger sister named Gandhali Paranjape.


Reflecting on her educational background, Sonali joined multiple schools. Firstly, Sonali studied at Kendriya Vidyalaya Malleswaram, Bengaluru. Then, she shifted to Holy Cross Convent High School, Thane, and finally completed her schooling at Welham Girls School, Dehradun. Similarly, Sonali joined Ramnarain Ruia College for her higher education and graduated from there.


Enhancing her favorite things and hobbies, Sonali is a fan of her actress mates Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, and Kareena Kapoor. Similarly, she loves Indian and French Cuisine. In addition, Sonali loves cooking, Writing, and Traveling in her leisure time. Her favorite color is blue and her dream holiday destination is Europe.

Professional Life and Career

Sonali began her career as a model. Before entering Bollywood, she participated in a fashion show and therefore won the show. After that, she started getting calls from modeling agencies and the film industry. She started her acting career through her debut movie “Aag” in 1994. She was just 19 at that time.

Though this film was a flop, Sonali got immense popularity from her super-hit Bollywood movies like “Naaraaz” (1994), “Diljale” (1996), “Sarfarosh” (1999), “Zakham” (1998), “Hum Sath Sath Hai” (1999), “Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai” (2000), “Kal Ho Na Ho” (2003), and many more.

Sonali also acted in a few Tamil, Kannada, Telegu, and Marathi films. Along with acting, she has also been a great host, judge, and performer in several TV shows like “Kya Masti Kya Dhoom”, “Mr. and Mrs. Television”, “Indian Idol”, “India’s Got Talent”, “Hindustan Ke Hunarbaaz”, and “India’s Best Dramebaaz”.

Sonali took a long break of 10 years from the film industry in 2004. In 2013, Sonali made her come back with the movie “Once Upon a Time In Mumbai Dobara” in which she acted in a small role. This is her last movie of her as an actress.

Sonali Bendre – Net Worth 2024

Being a passionate actress, Sonali has earned a decent amount of money. She has an estimated net worth of $3 million US dollars. Similarly, Sonali charges INR 4 lakh per day. Furthermore, she owns an Audi A6.


Sonali has earned several awards in her lifetime. In 1995, Sonali won the Screen Awards under the category “Most Promising Debut Actor (Male/Female)” for her debut movie “Aag”. Similarly, in the same year, she was awarded Filmfare Awards in the category “Lux Face of the Year”.

Along with this, Sonali again won Screen Awards in the category “Best Supporting Actress ” for her movie “Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai” in 2001 and also got nominated for “Best Actress in the Supporting Role” for the same film. In addition, Sonali was nominated in the Filmfare Awards South under the category “Best Actress” for her movie “Muraari” in 2002.  Recently, in 2019, Sonali won the Vogue Beauty Awards in the category “Beauty Warriors”.

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Caption: Sonali taking award (Source:

Relationship Status

Sonali Bendre tied knot to Goldie Behl on November 12, 2002. Goldie is a popular filmmaker in India. Sonali and Goldie were dating for a long time before their marriage. The couple became parents of their first child, a son named Ranveer Behl on August 11, 2005. Ranveer was born in Breach Candy Hospital. Furthermore, Sonali previously dated a politician named Raj Thackeray.

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Caption: Sonali Bendre with her family (Source: Twitter)

Sonali Bendre – Body Measurements

Talking about her physical statistics, Sonali Bendre has maintained a proper body being a model. Sonali stands 5 feet 6 inches (1.68m) tall and weighs around 55 kg. Her actual body measurement (Chest-Wasit-Hip) is around 32-28-32 inches. Moving on, Sonali has beautiful black hair with a pair of stunning brown eyes.

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Caption: Sonali Bendre in her pose (Source: Instagram)

Social Media

Sonali Bendre is quite active on social media platforms. She has a Facebook page with more than 2.4 million followers. Similarly, she also has an Instagram account under her name with over 2.7 million followers. Sonali has 816 posts to date that include beautiful pictures of her lifestyle. Moreover, Sonali also uses Twitter where she has over 366.5k followers. She uses Twitter for her professional and personal tweets.