Bollywood actor Sonu Sood celebrates his 48th birthday today. The actor has been a part of super hit films like Dabangg and Jodhaa Akbar. Besides his acting prowess, the actor is best-known for his philanthropic works. As Sonu Sood turns a year older, here's a look at his journey in Bollywood so far.
Sonu Sood was born on July 30, 1973 to Shakti Sagar Sood and Saroj Sood in Moga, Punjab. The actor lost his father Shakti Sood in February 2016 and his mother Saroj Sood in 2007.
Before stepping into Bollywood, Sonu Sood starred in Tamil films like Kallazhagar and Nenjinile. He then appeared as an antagonist in the Telugu film Hands Up!. In 2001, he appeared in Majunu.
Sonu Sood made his Bollywood debut with the 2002 film Shaheed-E-Azam, in which he starred as Bhagat Singh. However, her breakout performance was in Mani Ratnam's Yuva, in which he featured as Abhishek Bachchan's brother.
In 2008, Sonu Sood played the role of Rajkumar Sujamal in the period drama Jodhaa Akbar, co-starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
The following year, he played the role of gangster Bada in Anjaneyulu opposite Ravi Teja. He also starred in Ek Niranjan.
2010 turned out to be super hit for Sonu Sood. He featured as the antagonist in Abhinav Kashyap's Dabangg, co-starring Salman Khan.
In 2011, Sonu Sood made his Kannada debut with Sudeep in Vishnuvardhana, which opened to largely positive reviews.
In 2013, Sonu Sood had multiple releases, including R... Rajkumar, co-starring Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha, Ramaiya Vastavaiya with Shruti Haasan, and Shootout At Wadala. The same year, he also featured in the Telugu film Bhai.
Sonu Sood reunited with his Yuva co-star Abhishek Bachchan in the 2014 film Happy New Year, also starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and Boman Irani. The same year, he also featured in Entertainment, co-starring Akshay Kumar and Tamannaah.
Sonu Sood had a box office debacle in the year 2016, in the form of Tutak Tutak Tutiya
In 2017, Sonu Sood shared screen space with Jackie Chan in Kung Fu Yoga. The Chinese action-adventure comedy film also starred Disha Patani and Amyra Dastur.
2018 turned out to be quite fruitful for Sonu Sood. He starred in JP Dutta's Paltan, which had an ensemble cast. Later, he featured in Rohit Shetty's 208 cop drama Simmba, starring Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan. The film turned out to be a super hit at the box office.
Last year, Sonu Sood starred in the Kannada film Kurukshetra, and Telugu film Abhinetri 2. He also made a cameo appearance in Devi 2.
Since last year, Sonu Sood has been featuring in headlines for his constant efforts to reunite stranded migrants with their families and helping poor during the coronavirus crisis.
Sonu Sood's upcoming films include Acharya, Prithviraj and Alludu Adhurs.
Here's wishing Sonu Sood a very happy birthday! (Image courtesy: Instagram)