Born on 30 July 1972, Sonu Sood was raised in Moga, Punjab, India. He always had the desire to be an actor and he made his on-screen debut in the 1999 Tamil film Kallazhagar. He has gone on to perform in more than 50 films in many languages including Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada and English .
Nicknamed "Sonu Smooth" by the cast and crew of Happy New Year, Sonu is having a banner year at the box office. He will be seen in the comedy Entertainment, with Akshay Kumar and Prakash Raj; Happy New Year, with Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Deepika Padukone, and Vivaan Shah; Action Jackson, with Ajay Devgn; and Gabbar, with Akshay Kumar.
Here are 5 fun Sonu Sood moments from this past year.
1. R... Rajkumar (December 2013)
Standing at 6'2" tall with a highly toned musculature, Sonu Sood played a formidable boss and foe that towered above Shahid Kapoor's character in the action comedy R... Rajkumar - and Shahid took note.
2. Life OK Awards (January 2014)
At the 20th Life OK Screen Awards, Sonu Sood payed homage to stuntmen and directors by performing motorbike stunts. Later, Shah Rukh Khan joined him on stage and mentioned that he was a bit jealous of Sonu Sood's physique. To prove his point, he asked Sonu to display his fit frame.
3. Tata Motors IIFA Awards Green Carpet (April 2014)
This year the International Indian Film Awards (IIFA) weekend was held in Tampa, Florida. We were at the Green Carpet as Sonu Sood and Boman Irani came through and we were able to capture a few moments with the gentle giant.
4. Remembering Yuva (May 2014)
The tenth anniversary of Mani Ratnam's dramatic film Yuva ("Youth") was celebrated this year. This film paired Sonu Sood with Abhishek Bachchan as brothers. Ten years on, they are working together again in the film Happy New Year.
@juniorbachchan time flys lallan bhaiya. ...yours truly, Gopal singh.— sonu sood (@SonuSood) May 21, 2014
@SonuSood and the brothers together after 10yrs again!!,— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) May 21, 2014
@juniorbachchan n many more to come my bro. Missing u on the sets.— sonu sood (@SonuSood) May 21, 2014
5. Happy New Year Tweets (September - ???)
The cast and crew from the Happy New Year were extremely active on Twitter this year. Sonu Sood was one of the most prolific tweeters, sharing the camarderie and fun times during the shoot with friends and fans alike. Here a selection of #HNY tweets by or featuring Sonu Sood.
Me n my boys all dressed up 4 our Press conference at the Atlantis..my girl deepika was getting ready in her Abaya.. pic.twitter.com/0glcY9eNyJ— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) September 12, 2013
The boys with their beautiful director...the one and only Farah. Nite shoots come to an end. Back to sunlite.HNY. pic.twitter.com/0w0GgPg2bK— SHAH RUKH KHAN (@iamsrk) September 17, 2013
Farah's Fabulous Five...Viv...Sonu..Abhi...Srk & the Bowman. Red Hot and Dangerous in Dubai. pic.twitter.com/mVfg6WVOWv— SHAH RUKH KHAN (@iamsrk) September 20, 2013
Faraaaah!! Look u r looking so fit on our sets. U can never look tired. N sorry we all trouble u so much. U r d best pic.twitter.com/hc10aZPDVn— sonu sood (@SonuSood) December 10, 2013
Baby Vivaans birthday on set 2day! N the shahs cm bringing lunch 4 all of us..yayyyyy pic.twitter.com/KTOr2dXMHV— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) January 11, 2014
@TheFarahKhan thanks Farah .. Still learning.... Baby steps.— sonu sood (@SonuSood) February 10, 2014
@SonuSood ok now sonu is tweeting frm my phone!!!— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) February 10, 2014
Farah’s ‘Indiawaale’ gang. Miss having us all together as the film approaches the finish line. HNY. pic.twitter.com/pvRwZLviZj— SHAH RUKH KHAN (@iamsrk) May 24, 2014
Happy Birthday, Sonu Sood!
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