Sonu Walia

Sonu Walia

Sonu Walia in March 2013
Born (1964-02-19) 19 February 1964
New Delhi, India
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Surya Prakash

Sonu Walia (born 19 February 1964) is a Bollywood actress, winner of Miss India pageant and model. A psychology graduate and a student of journalism, Walia took up modelling before she entered the Miss India contest.


Walia won the Miss India contest in 1985[1] and went on to compete in Miss Universe 1985. She took over from Juhi Chawla, Miss India 1984 and, after completing her responsibilities, relinquished her crown to Mehr Jesia in 1986.

In 1988, she acted in the film Akarshan in many bold scenes. A kissing scene of hers became very famous. That year, she won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Khoon Bhari Maang, which also starred Rekha and Kabir Bedi.

From 1988 - 1990, she played the role of Maharani Chitrangadha, mother of Babruvahana, in Mahabharat TV show. She acted in a TV serial called Betaal Pachisi with Tom Alter and Shahbaz Khan.

Personal life

She was married to Surya Prakash,[2] after the death of Surya Prakash, she married film producer Pratap Singh an NRI based in the US who was an Indian film producer. They have a daughter. She shuffles between India and US.

She is 5'8" tall. Walia has a younger sister.


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Shart as a Model
1988 Khoon Bhari Maang Nandini
1988 Akarshan Priya
1989 Apna Desh Paraye Log
1989 Mahaadev Dancer
1989 Toofan as Herself
1989 Clerk Sonu
1990 Mahasangram Neelam
1990 Tejaa Heena
1990 Haatim Tai
1990 Agneekaal Mary D'Souza
1991 Numbri Aadmi Paro
1991 Khel Tara Jaisingh
1991 Haque Alpana - Swami's daughter
1991 Pratikar Uma Singh
1991 Thalapathi Tamil film
Dancer (special appearance)
1991 Swarg Jaisaa Ghar Devki
1991 Rupaye Dus Karod
1991 Jeevan Daata Priya Singh (Shivram's daughter)
1992 Tahalka Jenny D'Costa
1992 Dil Aashna Hai Salma A. Baig
1992 Nishchaiy Parvati
1993 Sahibaan Rajkumari Razee
1994 Mahakshathriya Kannada Movie
1994 Anari Dada
1995 Jallaad
1995 Fauji Lajwanti ("Lajjo")
1996 Yash Mrs. Kalpana Rai
1998 Sarbans Dani Guru Gobind Singh Begam Sahiba
2001 Kasam Bijlee
2005 Suryakaant
2008 Jai Maa Sherawaali Devi Maa Sherawaali credited as Sonu Pratap Walia


  1. "Snapshot: You won't believe how actress Sonu Walia looks now!". 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. the 1985 Miss India beauty pageant winner
  2. "Where is the bombshell Sonu Walia now? - Hindustan Times". 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2013. married (to hotelier Surya Prakash
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Preceded by
Juhi Chawla
Miss India
Succeeded by
Mehr Jesia
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