Today is the birthday of Bollywood actress and former Miss India Sonu Walia. Sonu was born on 19 February 1964 in a Punjabi family in Delhi. Sonu has completed her graduation in Psychology. Apart from this, she was also a student of journalism. Her father was an officer in the Indian Army. Sonu was inclined towards modeling since childhood. Tall height and beauty of her is such that everyone keeps looking. After finishing her studies, Sonu Walia decided to go into modeling.
Sonu Walia won Miss India contest
She participated in the Miss India contest with Rekha and won the title of Miss India in 1985. After becoming Miss India, Sonu started getting offers from Bollywood too. In the year 1988, Sonu Walia acted in the film ‘Khoon Bhari Maang’. She was also accompanied by Rekha in this film. Of course, Rekha played the lead role, but Sonu also got recognition from this film and she also got the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Worked in B-Grade films
Sonu Walia gave very bold scenes in the film Akarshan, released in the year 1988. However, even after working in this film, she did not get much popularity, due to which she had to work in many B grade films as well. Working in B grade films spoiled her image and due to this she had to face many criticisms.
Sonu Walia also worked in many TV Shows
Her main films include Dil Aashna Hai, Khel, Swarg Jaisa Ghar, Aarakshan, Apna Desh Paraye Log, Toofan and Tehelka. Sonu’s face was somewhat similar to Parveen Babi. In such a situation, people started comparing him with Parveen Babi. She also did some TV shows. In which she played a special role in ‘Mahabharata’, ‘Betal Pachisi’.
Sonu Walia married suddenly
She suddenly married NRI businessman Surya Prakash in 1995. After some time her husband passed away. She was so shocked by the death of her husband that she lost her memory. After this Sonu went to her parents’ house in Australia. Later her life got a little settled, then she married NRI film producer Pratap Singh and shifted to America.