Sonia Agarwal life and biography

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Sonia Agarwal biography

Date of birth : 1982-03-28
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Punjab, India
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-12
Credited as : Bollywood actress, Tamil films,

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Sonia Agarwal is an Indian film actress born in Punjab, India on March 28, 1982. Having predominantly acted in Tamil films, she is probably best known for her performances as Divya and Anitha in the Selvaraghavan-directed films Kaadhal Kondein and 7G Rainbow Colony, respectively.

Sonia married Selvaraghavan in December 2006. After their two year marriage Sonia Agarwal and Selvaraghavan filed for divorce with mutual consent in a Chennai family court on 9 August 2009. The family court granted divorce to Selva and Sonia Agarwal on March 12, 2010.

During her school days, Sonia Agarwal got an offer to act in a serial in 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.

Subsequently, she stepped into the Tamil film industry, appearing in the drama film Kaadhal Kondein, directed by Selvaraghavan, whom she would marry later. Acting opposite Selvaraghavan's brother Dhanush, the film became a huge success and she was widely appreciated for her performance as Divya in the film, which brought her to limelight and fetched her several awards, including the ITFA Best New Actress Award. Afterwards, she acted alongside popular 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, got released, which went on to become successful at the box office. After appearing in the films Oru Kalluriyin Kathai and Oru Naal Oru Kanavu in 2005, both which failed to perform well 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, did only a moderate success, but received universal critical acclaim by reviewers.

She stopped acting after her marriage. After geeting divorced, she made a re-entry, essaying a supporting role in the multi-starrer Vaanam, following which she has signed up for four projects three in Tamil and one in Malayalam in quick succession. Her Karu Pazhaniappan-directed film Sadhurangam, opposite Srikanth once again, got delayed and still waiting for its theatrical release.

Filmography:

2002 : Nee Premakey
2003 : Chandu ; Kaadhal Kondein ; Winner, ITFA Best New Actress Award ; Dham ; Success

Awards:
2004, Variety Cinema Directory Best Debut Award, Kadhal Kondein.

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