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Sonu Sood
Sonu sood 2012.jpg
Sood in 2012
Born (1973-07-30) 30 July 1973 (age 45)[1]
Moga, Punjab, India[2]
Occupation Actor, model, film producer
Years active 1999–present

Sonu Sood (born 30 July 1973) is an Indian film actor, model, and producer who acts predominantly in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Punjabi films.

In 2009, he received the Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Award for Best Villain and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Telugu for his work in the Telugu blockbuster Arundhati. In 2010, he garnered the Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role and the IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role for the Bollywood blockbuster Dabangg. In 2012, he received the SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for Julayi. He is best known for roles in blockbuster films such as Yuva (2004), Athadu (2005), Aashiq Banaya Aapne (2005), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Dookudu (2011), Shootout at Wadala (2013), Happy New Year (2014), and Kung Fu Yoga (2017)[3][4]

He also appeared in commercials for Apollo Tyres, Airtel etc.[5][6]

In July 2016, he established the production house Shakti Sagar Productions, which is named after his father, Shakti Sagar.[7]

Career

In 1999, Sood was introduced to Tamil language films with Kallazhagar and Nenjinile. He then appeared as an antagonist in the Telugu film Hands Up! in 2000. In 2001, he appeared in Majunu. He then began starring in Hindi films, with Shaheed-E-Azam, as Bhagat Singh in 2002. Sood earned recognition as Abhishek Bachchan's brother in Mani Ratnam's Yuva in 2004 and in Aashiq Banaya Aapne in 2005.[6]

In Tollywood, with the release of Super in 2005, he received greater recognition for his work.[8] In this film, his co-star was Nagarjuna as a high-tech thief. His next film was Athadu. In 2006, he again portrayed the antagonist in Ashok. It was an average grosser, but by now he had become popular in Telugu films.

In 2009, he played the role of Pasupathy in Arundhati. Following the Tollywood release of Arundhati, he played the role of Rajkumar Sujamal in the Indian epic film Jodha Akbar. In 2009, he played the role of gangster Bada in Anjaneyulu opposite Ravi Teja. In the latter half of 2009, he acted in another Telugu film Ek Niranjan, in which he again played the antagonist. In 2010, he played the lead antagonist in Abhinav Kashyap's Dabangg, co-starring with Salman Khan.[9] His Kannada debut with Sudeep, Vishnuvardhana (2011), released to positive reviews of his performance.[10]

Filmography

Year Film Role Language Notes
1999 Kallazhagar Soumya Narayanan (Priest) Tamil
Nenjinile Gangster Tamil
2000 Hands Up! Tuglak Telugu
Sandhitha Velai Sandeep Tamil
2001 Majunu Heena's brother Tamil
2002 Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh Hindi
Zindagi Khoobsurat Hai Punjabi
Raja Bhavani Tamil
2003 Ammayilu Abbayilu Rakesh Telugu
Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi Rajiv Mathur Tamil
Kahan Ho Tum Karan Hindi
2004 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Lt Col Shah Nawaz Khan Hindi
Mission Mumbai Hindi
Yuva Gopal Singh Hindi
2005 Sheesha Raj Hindi
Chandramukhi Oomayan Tamil
Super Sonu Telugu
Athadu Malli Telugu
Aashiq Banaya Aapne Karan Hindi
Siskiyaan Dr Vishwas Hindi
Divorce: Not Between Husband and Wife Siddharth Joshi Hindi
2006 Ashok K K Telugu
Rockin' Meera Prince English
2008 Jodhaa Akbar Prince Sujamal Hindi Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
Mr Medhavi Siddharth Telugu
Singh Is Kinng Lakhan 'Lucky' Singh Hindi
Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi Prem Ajmera Hindi
2009 Arundhati Pasupathi Telugu Nandi Award for Best Villain
Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award (Telugu)
Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge Aryan Hindi
Anjaneyulu Bada Telugu
Bangaru Babu Rajendra Telugu
Ek Niranjan Johnny Bhai Telugu
City of Life Basu/Peter Patel English
2010 Dabangg Chhedi Singh Hindi Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role
IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role
2011 Shakti Mukthar Telugu
Theenmaar Sudhir Telugu
Bbuddah... Hoga Tera Baap ACP Karan Malhotra Hindi
Kandireega Bhavani Telugu
Dookudu Nayak Telugu
Vishnuvardhana Adhishesha Kannada Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role - Kannada
Nominated, Sandalwood Star Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role
Nominated, Bangalore Times Film Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role Male
Osthe Boxer Daniel Tamil
2012 Maximum Inspector Pratap Pandit Hindi
Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara? Phanindra Bhupathi Telugu
Julai Bittu Telugu Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role - Telugu
2013 Madha Gaja Raja Tamil Unreleased
Shootout at Wadala Dilawar Imtiaz Haksar Hindi
Ramaiya Vastavaiya Raghuveer Hindi
Bhai James Telugu
R... Rajkumar Shivraj Gurjar Hindi
2014 Entertainment Arjun Hindi
Aagadu Damodar Telugu
Happy New Year Jagmohan Prakash (Jag) Hindi
2015 Gabbar Is Back Balbir Singh Hindi
2016 Saagasam Bittu Tamil
Xuanzang Harsha Mandarin
Ishq Positive Urdu Pakistani Film
Devi Raj Khanna Tamil Also producer
Abhinetri Telugu
Tutak Tutak Tutiya Hindi
2017 Kung Fu Yoga Randall Mandarin
Hindi
English
2018 Paltan Maj. Bishen Singh Hindi
Muniratna Kurukshetra Arjuna Kannada Filming

Dubbing career

Film title Actor Character Dub Language Original Language Original Year release Notes
The Legend of Hercules Kellan Lutz Hercules/Alcides Hindi English 2014

See also

References

  1. ^ Sharma, Aastha (30 July 2015). "Sonu Sood: Moga to Mumbai non-stop". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Sonu Sood's father passes away, actor says he is 'shattered'". Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  3. ^ Devi (29 January 2009). "TELUGU CINEMASS: Sonu Sood's, Another Hit Arundhati". Telugucinemass.blogspot.com. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  4. ^ Snippets: Finally a nod - The Hindu
  5. ^ Sonu Sood turns producer with Lucky Unlucky - The Hindu
  6. ^ a b "Top 100 Handsome Indian Men - Sonu Sood". Webindia123.com. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Jackie Chan unveils the poster of Sonu Sood's production '2 in 1'"
  8. ^ "Super - Telugu film - Nagarjuna, Ayesha Takia, Sonu Sood". Idlebrain.com. 7 May 2005. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Sonu's on a high". Archived from the original on 21 September 2010. Retrieved 12 September 2010.
  10. ^ Kannada Review: 'Only Vishnuvardhana' is racy

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