Tuesday, April 29, 2008

All about Sonal Chauhan: Bollywood's latest addition

Sonal Chauhan is the latest talent introduced by the Bhatts. She is playing the lead female role opposite Emraan Hashmi, in Jannat. A successful model Sonal may be new as an actress but she is no less when it comes to turning the heads of the young boys. The 5 feet 8 inch Delhi girl, an ex-Miss India contestant and beauty pageant winner caused enough stir in the media before she stepped into the film world. In this entry, you will be reintroduced with the hot, young, rising talent.

Name: Sonal Chauhan

Height: 5’ 6.3"

Status: Single and enjoying.

Family: Sonal Chauhan comes from a Rajput family in Agra. Her father is a police inspector and mother is a house wife. She has two sisters and one older brother.

Academic qualification: Sonal Chauhan studied in Delhi Public School NOIDA. Now, she is doing her honors in Philosophy from Gargi College in New Delhi.

Modeling experience:
Before films Sonal Chauhan already made it big in the modeling world. She did both print ads and television ads and ramp shows. Her print campaign includes LG, Reliance CDMA, Hero Honda Passion, Nokia, No marks, Bombay Selections, Electrolux, Hindustan Times, Delhi Times, etc.

She appeared in Lays Potato Chips ad with Saif Ali khan and it made her quite famous. Her other major television ad campaign includes Ponds. Her other ad campaigns include Diet Pepsi, Hero Honda Passion and Nokia.


  • Sonal Chauhan participated in Femina Miss India 2005. She made it to the semi-finals (top ten). Though she did not win the contest, she went on to participate in Miss Tourism Intercontinental held at Miri, Sarawak state in Malaysia and won the title beating 33 contestants. She was the first Indian girl to win the contest. She received cash award equivalent to Rs. 200,000.
  • Sonal Chauhan has been modeling for the last two years. Before coming to Mumbai, she was a well established model in Delhi.
  • Though she is born and brought up in Delhi, Sonal Chauhan is originally from UP.
  • All the people who made it big from humble beginning are her role models.
  • To Sonal Chauhan, beauty is not only good looks but a combination of an intelligent mind and appealing personality.
  • According to various news reports, Esha Deol was the first choice of the Bhatt for Sonal Chauhan’s role in Jannat.
  • Though she has got big break and very smooth shift in terms of her film career, Sonal Chauhan is determined to finish her study. In a recent interview with Daily News & Analysis (DNA), Sonal said that she wants to be a graduate first. She also said that she might have shifted to movies but she is still very much interested in modeling. She described herself as a greedy person who wants to excel in both.
  • In Jannat, Sonal is playing this character named Zoya, who is a very simple girl with a strong conscience and principles. This character has many similarities with Sonal Chauhan. In real life Sonal Chauhan is a strong minded girl. She will never do any thing that her conscience does not support. She does what she wants.
  • Like Hansika Motwani, Sonal Chauhan is also an animal lover.
  • Sonal Chauhan loves to listen to music, eating, shopping and perfumes.
  • Sonal Chauhan prefers Indian man as her life partner.
  • In Raaz 2, Sonal Chauhan will play the character played by Bipasha Basu in Raaz.
  • Because of her upbringing in Agra, Sonal Chauhan can speak in Hindi fluently.
  • In June 2006, Sonal Chauhan made another splash in the media when her name was related to the death incident of Rahul Mahajan, son of Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Promod Mahajan. It was mentioned that Sonal Chauhan was having a relationship with Sahil Zarro, who supplied drugs to Rahul Mahajan. Sahi Zarro is the son of a carpet dealer. On the day, when Rahul died of drug overdose, Zarro called Sonal Chauhan several times. Sonal and Sahil’s relationship started in Gargi college. Sahil’s residence was close to it. However, Sonal Chauhan denied of having any relationship with Sahil. It was her parents whose continuous support helped her to deal with the situation. At that time, she was staying in Mumbai and her parents were in Delhi.
  • Shah Rukh Khan is Sonal Chauhan’s favorite actor and she would love to do a movie like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
  • Karan Johar is also Sonal Chauhan’s favorite director.
  • Sonal Chauhan’s family was not happy with her modeling career but this could not stop her.
  • It was Mahesh Bhatt who spotted Sonal Chauhan in one of her ads and approached her. Earlier, Sonal Chauhan also received offers to do movies but she refused. This time she did not. She liked the script very much.


“But it’s hardly the kissing scene you’d expect from the Bhatt camp. It’s not like a hot steamy kiss; it’s a sweet simple kiss. It got over even before I realised it.” (while asked about his kissing in Jannat.)


  • Jannat: The movie will be released in Pakistan on May 2nd and India on May 16th.
  • Raaz 2: The next Bhatt production but it has not been finalized yet.
  • Rainbow: Now, in post production phase, this is a Telugu film which will be released … The movie is directed by V.N. Aditya who earlier gave successful movies like Manasantha Nuvve, Boss, Aata. Rainbow is a comedy movie. Along with Sonal Chauhan, there are Rahul and Sindhu Menon.


Anonymous said...

She has Great Future in Bollywood Movies....Keep it up Sonal !!!!

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M A Jamy said...

i see the movi Jannat i like the sonal's acting.i am fan no 1 from pakistan of sonal chuhan.she is looking in jannat so simple and natural the way i am Abdur Rehman Jamy form Pakistan.i want to talk with sonal Chuhan.she is my favorit actress.May Allah give her

M A Jamy said...

i see the movi Jannat i like the acting of Sonal Chuhan.i am fan no 1 of sonal Chuhan from Pakistan.Sonal in jannat looking very simple and natural girl i like it very much.i am Abdur Rhman Jamy from pakistan and i am very impress acting of the sonal.i want to talk with
Sonal May Allah give you more success.