Sonu Walia

  • Birthday: 19. February 1964
  • Birthplace: New Delhi, India


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[according to whom?]. A kissing scene of hers became very famous[according to whom?]. 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.