Sonia Agarwal

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Sonia Agarwal
Born Sonia Agarwal
(1982-03-28) 28 March 1982 (age 39)
Chandigarh, India
Residence Chennai, India
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Punjabi
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Selvaraghavan (m.2006–2010; divorced)

Sonia Agarwal (born 28 March 1982) is an Indian film actress known for her works predominantly in Tamil cinema, and few Telugu films. She is best known for her performances in super-hit films such as Kaadhal Kondein (2003), 7G Rainbow Colony (2004) and Pudhupettai (2006).[1][2] Kaadhal Kondein, directed by Selvaraghavan.[1][2]

Featuring his brother Dhanush, the film became a huge success and she was widely appreciated for her performance as Divya in the film, which brought her into the limelight and fetched her several awards, including the ITFA Best New Actress Award. She acted alongside actors Silambarasan and Vijay in the films Kovil and Madhurey, respectively. In 2004, the controversial Tamil drama film 7G Rainbow Colony, directed by Selvaraghavan again, was released, which went on to become a blockbuster at the box office. After appearing in the films Oru Kalluriyin Kathai and Oru Naal Oru Kanavu in 2005, both of which failed to perform at the box office, she got roles in the films Thiruttu Payale and Pudhupettai. The former, directed by Susi Ganesan, became a highly successful film, whilst the latter, another Selvaraghavan film, received universal critical acclaim.[3][4]

Personal life

Born in Chandigarh, Sonia's mother tongue is Punjabi. Sonia married Selvaraghavan, a director in Tamil cinema, in December 2006. She stopped acting after her marriage. The couple divorced in 2010.[5]

Early Career

During her school days, Sonia got an offer to act in a serial on Zee TV. She then made her film debut with the 2002 Telugu film Nee Premakai, in which she did a small role, after which she acted in a Kannada film Chandu opposite Sudeep.[3][4]

2011 to Present

After getting divorced, she made a re-entry, playing a supporting role in the multi-starrer Vaanam, following which she signed up for four projects, three in Tamil and one in Malayalam, in quick succession.[6] Her next releases were Sadhurangam, opposite Srikanth once again, in 2011 and Oru Nadigayin Vakku Moolam in early 2012. Her forthcoming films include Poi Sollathedi and Achchamenn.[7][3][4]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2002 Nee Premakai Raaji Telugu
2002 Chandu Vidya Kannada
2003 Kaadhal Kondein Divya Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South
ITFA Best New Actress Award
Dham Telugu
Success Swetha Tamil
Kovil Angel Devi Soosai Tamil
2004 Madhurey Susheela Tamil
7G Rainbow Colony Anitha Tamil Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress
2005 Oru Kalluriyin Kathai Jothi Tamil
Oru Naal Oru Kanavu Maya Devi Tamil
2006 Thiruttu Payale Rosy / Saranya Tamil
Pudhupettai Selvi Tamil
2011 Vaanam Zara Tamil
Sadhurangam Sandhya Tamil
2012 Oru Nadigaiyin Vaakkumoolam Anjali Tamil
Gruhanathan Anitha Malayalam
2014 Amma Nanna Oorelithe Telugu Special appearance
2015 Temper Doctor Telugu
Palakkattu Madhavan Lakshmi Tamil
Jamna Pyari Malayalam Cameo appearance


Sonia Agarwal began acting in Television serials with Naanal, directed by Kushboo Sundar on Kalaignar TV.

Year Title Role Channel
2008–2009 Naanal Radhika Kalaignar TV
2013–2014 Malli Vinothini Puthuyugam TV



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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Sonia Agarwal, actor". The Hindu.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "It's tough to stop laughing when Vivekh is around: Sonia Agarwal". External link in |work= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "I took Dr Kalam's advice and returned part-time to cinema: Vivekh". External link in |work= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Selva-Sonia granted divorce". IndiaGlitz. 2010-03-12. Retrieved 12 March 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Sonia Aggarwal signs another film!". 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2013-08-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Gayathri replaces Meenakshi in Villangam". External link in |work= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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