Monday, June 16, 2014


 Sonu Walia who is tall, beautiful and a well figured girl was selected as Miss India in 1985 and competed for Miss World title in the same year.When she was crowned as Miss India, she was already a well known model who used to  appear in advertisements of several famous brands.
Sonu Walia was born as Sonia Walia in a Punjabi speaking family in Delhi and her father was a military Officer.She graduated in Psychology and did journalism course also.
She tried her luck in Bollywood films after getting Miss India title  but like Sangeet Bijlani, even though acted in several films, could not attain stardom.
After working in Bollywood till 2005, she left the industry after marrying a hotelier.
Sonu Walia was considered as a sex symbol and was chosen for glamour roles mostly.She was known for her resemblance with popular actresses Parveen Babi and Zeenat Aman.
She played lead roles and supporting roles in Bollywood films from 1988.She got accolades for her roles in films like 'Khoon Bhari Maang,Apna Desh Paraya Log,Maha Sangram,Haatim Tai,Dil Aashna Hai,Jai Maa Sherawaali,Kasam' etc.
In the film 'Aakarshan' she played lead role as 'Priya' opposite Akbar Khan.Girish Karnad acted in an important role in this film and Hritik Roshan,Feroz Khan,Smita Patel,Raj Babbar etc had special appearances.
'Khoon Bhari Maang' was a film directed by Rakesh Roshan in 1988 and Sonu Walia acted opposite Kabir Bedi in this film.She got Filmfare Best Supporting actress award for portrayal of the character 'Nandini' for  this film.
Maha Sangram was a super hit film of 1990 in which Govinda,Vinod Khanna,Madhuri Dixit,Kiran Kumar, Aditya Pancholi etc acted.Director was Mukul.S.Anand.
Sangeeta Bijlani and Sonu Walia acted together in the film 'Haatim Tai'(1990)
directed by Babubhai Mistri.Jeetendra was the main lead of this film.In the film 'Numbri Aadmi' also Sangeeta Bijlani and Sonu Walia acted together.
Jeetendra,Mithun Chakraborthy,Dimple Kapadia,Amrita Singh,Sonu Walia,Divya Bharati,Kabir Bedi etc acted in the 1992 film 'Dil Aashna Hai' directed by Hema Malini.Sonu Walia portrayed the character Salma A. Baig in this film.

'Kasam' was a well noted film of 2001 in which Naseeruddin Shah,Sunny Deol,Chunkey Pandey,Neelam,Sharat Saxena and Sonu Walia acted.Sonu Walia received appreciation for her role as 'Bijlee' in this film.
Rajesh Khanna was the hero of 1991 film 'Rupaya Dus Karod' directed by Sikander Bharati.Sonu Walia acted in supporting role as 'Poonam'.

She had guest appearance in 1991 movie  'Thalapathi' which was a Blockbuster  Tamil film of Rajnikanth and danced with him in the song  sequence 'Rakamma Kaiya thattu'.Mammootty,Aravind Swamy,Shobana,Geeta,Sreevidya,Amrish Puri' etc acted in this film which was directed by Mani Ratnam.
Sonu Walia has acted in a few TV serials also.
Selected Filmography
Khoon Bhari Maang

Apna Desh Paraya Log
Maha Sangram
Haatim Tai
Numbri Aadmi
Swarg Jaisa Ghar

Rupaya Dus Karod
Jeevan Daata
Dil Aasha Hai
Anari Dada
Jai Maa Sherawali

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