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Sonakshi has two brothers, Luv Sinha and Kussh Sinha and is the daughter of Indian actor Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha. Sonakshi started her career as a model, and walked the ramp at the Lakme Fashion week in 2008 and then again in Lakme Fashion week 2009.
Sonakshi is expected to make her acting debut in a film entitled Dabangg co-starring with Salman Khan. The film is scheduled for a September 2010 release.
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Sonakshi Sinha (born 2 June 1987) is an Indian actress. She is a daughter of actors Shatrughan and Poonam. After working as a costume designer in her early career, Sinha made her acting debut in the action-drama film Dabangg (2010), which won her all the Debut awards including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
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==Sonakshi Sinha== Actress - ====Date of Birth==== 2 June 1987, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
====Height==== 5' 7" (1.7 m)
===Mini Bio (1)=== She is the daughter of legendary Indian actor Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha and sister to Luv Sinha and Kussh Sinha. She started her career as a model and walked the ramp in the Lakme Fashion week in 2008. She got her break in movies after being signed up by Salman Khan for his thriller Dabangg (2010)
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===Trivia (8)=== ====When the media==== commented on her resemblance to her father's former co-star Reena Roy, she and Reena have stated that there is no resemblance and that Sonakshi looks like her mother Poonam Sinha.
====Cousin of actress==== Bhavna and Pooja Ruparel ( Their maternal grandmothers are sister's).
====Sister of Luv and Kush Sinha.====
====Niece of producer Dr. Lakhan Sinha.====
====Niece of Pahlaj Nihalani ( Mother's cousin).====
====She was born while==== Shatrughan Sinha was shooting for Maha Yatra with a full on beard.
====Cousin==== Preeta Sinha is Co-founder at One Green Planet in New York, She is the daughter of Lakhan Sinha and is married to a boy named Neil.
====Niece of==== director Loksen Lalvani. Loksen is married to Sonakshi's mother's sister.
==Sonakshi Sinha== (born June 2, 1987) is an Indian actress. She is daughter of actors [[Shatrughan]] and [[Poonam]]. After working as a costume designer in her early career, Sonakshi made her debut in action-drama film [[Dabangg]] (2010) which led her to win the [[Filmfare Award]] for [[Best Female Debut]].
====Sinha has played==== the romantic interest of the male protagonists in several top-grossing action-dramas, including [[Rowdy Rathore]] (2012), [[Son of Sardaar]] (2012), [[Dabangg 2]] (2012) and [[Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty]] (2014), though she was criticised for taking up roles that offered her limited scope. She received critical acclaim for her portrayal of a woman suffering from tuberculosis in the romantic drama [[Lootera]] (2013), for which she was nominated for the [[Filmfare Award]] for [[Best Actress]] in 2013.
====She sung a small part==== in the Imran Khan song "Let's Celebrate" from the movie Tevar. She then made her official singing debut with the single "Aaj Mood Isqholic hai" , which was released on 23rd December, 2015. She also sung "Rajh Rajh me" from Akira and "Move your Lakh " for Noor with Diljit and Badshah.
===Early life=== ====Sinha was born on 2 June 1987==== in Patna into a Bihari Kayastha family. Her father, Shatrughan Sinha and her mother Poonam Sinha (née Chandiramani) are actors in Hindi Cinema. Her father is now a political member of Bharatiya Janata Party. She is the youngest of three children, her two elder brothers, Luv Sinha and Kush Sinha are twin. She did her schooling at Arya Vidya Mandir and later graduated in fashion designing from Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University.
===Career=== ===Debut and breakthrough (2010–13)=== ====Sinha started her career==== as a costume designer, designing the costumes for films like Mera Dil Leke Dekho in 2005. She made her acting debut in the 2010 film Dabangg, in which she starred opposite Salman Khan. It went on to become the highest-grossing film of 2010 and ultimately emerged as an all-time blockbuster. Sinha had to lose 30 kg in preparation for the role as a village girl. Her performance was well received, with noted critic Taran Adarsh noting that "Sonakshi Sinha looks fresh, acts confidently and pairs off very well with Salman. Most importantly, she delivers the right expressions and is not overpowered by the galaxy of stars in the cast." Although Sinha had no film releases in 2011, she won awards for her debut. This included the Filmfare Award as well as the IIFA Awards among many others.
====Sinha had four releases in 2012,==== her first being Prabhu Deva's Rowdy Rathore, opposite Akshay Kumar. The film opened to mixed reviews from critics, although it had a strong opening at the box office, collecting approx. ₹150.6 million (US$2.3 million) on the first day and eventually became a blockbuster.
====However,==== critic Rajeev Masand criticized her ornamental role and wrote that Sinha "seems to exist in this film only to have her midriff repeatedly pinched by Akshay Kumar." Her next film, Shirish Kunder's Joker, also opposite Akshay Kumar, proved to be a trade disaster at the box office and received overwhelmingly negative reviews.
====Her third film,==== Ashwni Dhir's Son of Sardar opposite Ajay Devgan was poorly received by the critics but proved to be an economic success. Critic Saibal Chatterjee from NDTV noted that Sinha "endeavours to be pretty and dainty amid all the madness." Arbaaz Khan's Dabangg 2, the sequel to her immensely successful debut garnered little praise from critics, though proved to be a major financial success. Sinha also dubbed for the voice of Tooth in the Hindi version of Rise of the Guardians.
====Sinha's first film of 2013==== was Vikramaditya Motwane's period romance-drama Lootera opposite Ranveer Singh. Despite receiving a lukewarm response at the box office, it and Sinha gathered praise, with Sinha's portrayal of Pakhi, a Bengali girl who is dying of tuberculosis, receiving universal acclaim from critics. Sarita Tanwar notes that "the star of the film is undoubtedly Sonakshi Sinha who gives a mature and refined performance. She lives the character body and soul." Raja Sen agrees, saying that "Sonakshi Sinha plays Pakhi beautifully, creating a character who is immaculately wide-eyed and possesses casual, yet unmistakable, grace. It is a performance that starts off dreamily soft and turns harder, and she does well-etched dialogue justice like few actresses can. There's a discernible vulnerability to Pakhi throughout the film, and Sinha brings out this fragility perfectly without ever overplaying it."
====Sinha appeared in==== Milan Luthria's crime romance film Once Upon ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara!, the sequel to Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, in which she was paired with Akshay Kumar again, as well as Imran Khan. The movie was a commercial disappointment and critic Mohar Basu labeled her "a chatterbox replete with idioticity which the director frames as naiveness." She then appeared in Tigmanshu Dhulia's Bullett Raja opposite Saif Ali Khan, a box-office flop. Her final release of the year was Prabhu Deva's R... Rajkumar opposite Shahid Kapoor. A moderate commercial success, the film and her performance received negative reviews. Taran Adarsh labeled her "repetitive" and noted that she needed to "reinvent herself."
===Recent work (2014–present)=== In 2014, after providing her voice for the voice of Jewel in the Hindi-dubbed Rio 2, Sinha was seen in A.R. Murugadoss's action thriller Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, a remake of the director's Tamil film Thuppakki. Starring opposite Akshay Kumar, Sinha appeared as a boxer. It received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics and emerged as a box office hit. Jyoti Sharma Bawa said of Sinha's portrayal: "Sonakshi has nothing to do much in the film and overacts in places. For an actor who has already proved her mettle in the acting department, this definitely is a downer." Sinha appeared in a music video with Yo Yo Honey Singh titled Superstar. In July, Sinha jointly bought a team in the World Kabaddi League. Her second release of 2014 was Prabhu Deva's Action Jackson with Ajay Devgn and Yami Gautam.
====She made her Kollywood==== debut opposite Rajnikanth in KS Ravikumar's Lingaa, her final release in 2014. She then appeared in Boney Kapoor's remake of Okkadu titled Tevar (2015) opposite Arjun Kapoor. For the last of these, Rajeev Masand wrote, "Sonakshi Sinha, playing another simpering damsel in another South remake, once again has nothing to do. She appears content showing up for a few dance numbers, and waiting around for a man to save her."
====Sonakshi released her debut single==== 'Aaj Mood Ishqholic Hai' in collaboration with Meet Bros on 23 December 2015.
====As of July 2016,==== Sinha has completed work on the remake of the 2011 Tamil film Mouna Guru, entitled Akira, an action-drama from director AR Murugadoss in which she plays an aggressive college student and Abhinay Deo's action-thriller Force 2 opposite John Abraham. She is currently filming Sunhil Sippy's comedy Noor based on Saba Imtiaz's novel Karachi, You're Killing Me!. She features in the titular role of Noor alongside Kanan Gill, Shibani Dandekar and Purab Kohli. She is also signed on for Abhay Chopra's remake of the 1969 murder mystery, Ittefaq, opposite Sidharth Malhotra, and Vipul Shah's comedy Namastey England opposite Akshay Kumar.
====In March 2017,==== Sinha announced that she is currently working on a new single. She also confirmed that she will perform as the opening act for Canadian singer Justin Bieber's Purpose World Tour concert at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on 10 May, where she hopes to launch her new single.
===Philanthropy=== ====Sonakshi Sinha==== is a professed animal lover, and she had posed for a PETA campaign advocating the adoption and sterilization of dogs and cats. She has starred in a one-minute video PSA, urging everyone to adopt animals and have them sterilised. She has been quoted saying ""Breeders, pet stores and people who don't sterilize their animals are responsible for all the animals who end up homeless. Every time someone buys a dog or cat from a breeder or pet store, a homeless animal roaming the streets or waiting in an animal shelter loses a chance at a home and a good life.
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