|Born||28 March 1982|
(m. 2006; div. 2010)
Sonia Agarwal (born 28 March 1982) is an Indian actress known for her works predominantly in Tamil cinema and a few Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. She is best known for her performances in the films such as Kaadhal Kondein (2003), 7G Rainbow Colony (2004) and Pudhupettai (2006), all directed by her ex-husband, Selvaraghavan.
Featuring her former brother-in-law Dhanush, Kaadhal Kondein 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 the ITFA Best New Actress Award at International Tamil Film Awards in 2004. She acted alongside Silambarasan and Vijay in the films Kovil and Madhurey, respectively. After appearing in the films Oru Kalluriyin Kathai and Oru Naal Oru Kanavu in 2005, both of which failing to perform at the box office, she got roles in the films Thiruttu Payale and Pudhupettai. The former was, directed by Susi Ganesan, became a highly successful film, whilst the latter, another Selvaraghavan film, received universal critical acclaim.
Born in Chandigarh, Sonia's mother tongue is Punjabi. Sonia married Selvaraghavan, a director in Tamil cinema, in December 2006. She gave up acting after her marriage. The couple divorced in 2010. She has since returned to performing.
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.
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. Her next releases were Sadhurangam, opposite Srikanth once again, in 2011 and Oru Nadigayin Vakku Moolam in early 2012. Her films include Poi Sollathedi and Achchamenndid not do well in box office. In 2018, she has signed four Malayalam films.
|2003||Kaadhal Kondein||Divya||Tamil||Won ITFA Best New Actress Award|
|Ooh La La||Kannada|
|2004||Kovil||Angel Devi Soosai|
|7G Rainbow Colony||Anitha||Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress|
|7G Brindhavan Colony||Telugu|
|2005||Oru Kalluriyin Kathai||Jothi||Tamil|
|Oru Naal Oru Kanavu||Maya Devi|
|2006||Thiruttu Payale||Rosy / Saranya|
|2012||Oru Nadigaiyin Vaakkumoolam||Anjali|
|2014||Amma Nanna Oorelithe||Telugu||Special appearance|
|Jamna Pyari||Dancer||Malayalam||Cameo appearance in "Murugappa"|
|Ranna||Dancer||Kannada||Special appearance in "What Do What Not To Do"|
|Winner||Mahendra Reddy's wife||Telugu|
|Queen||Renganayagi||Tamil||MX Player Web Series|
|2020||Cochin Shadhi at Chennai 03||Malayalam|
|Ward 126||TBA||Post Production|
|Kadhalai Thedi Nithya Nandha||TBA||Filming|
|2016||Achcham Thavir||Contestant||STAR Vijay|
|2021||Paandavar Illam||Guest role||Sun Tv|
|2021||Nenaithale Inikkum||Guest role||Zee Tamil|
- 2004: Variety Cinema Directory Best Debut Award—Kaadhal Kondein
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- "It's tough to stop laughing when Vivekh is around: Sonia Agarwal". Deccan Chronicle.
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- "Heroines who fell for their directors". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
- "Selva-Sonia granted divorce". IndiaGlitz. 12 March 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2010.
- "Sonia Aggarwal signs another film!". Sify.com. 12 July 2011. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
- "Gayathri replaces Meenakshi in Villangam". Deccan Chronicle. 22 April 2016.
- "Adukkalayil Paniyundu wrapped up".
- "Teaser of Prabhudheva-starrer Bagheera is here".
- "'Directors want me to play the mother of a 35-year-old hero'".
- "Tamil anthology 'SSHHH…' wraps up shooting – Times of India". The Times of India.
- "A new Tamil anthology titled SSHHH".
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