Sexy&Successful: Of The Year
Luck has definitely been on the side of Sonakshi Sinha since her first role in Dabangg. Spotted by Salman Khan himself at a mutual friend’s wedding reception, Sonakshi seized the opportunity and has never looked back. Although the daughter of veteran film actors Shatrughan (known as one of Bollywood’s most unconventional actor) and Punam Sinha, Sonakshi has a strong lineage of cinema and one can certainly see the natural talent of acting that comes to her. Starting off her career as a model for Lakmé fashion shows, she quickly gained fame with her debut film Dabangg, which also became the biggest grossing Hindi film of all time and earned her multiple awards for her acting. She is set to star in more than five major motion pictures this year, including Dabangg 2 with Salman Khan and producer Arbaaz Khan and Son of Sardar with Ajay Devgan. She is also set to appear alongside Akshay Kumar in both the 3D film Joker and Rowdy Rathore, proving that she is defi nitely not one to sit on the sidelines and wait for things to happen.
Q&AZodiac sign: Gemini.
Relationship status: Extremely single.
Best way to unwind: Spa.
Favourite Bollywood movie: 3 Idiots.
Favourite Hollywood movie: Ocean’s Eleven.
Favourite book: Shantaram.
Guilty pleasure: Chocolates.
If you could choose a superpower, what would it be and why? Teleportation. It would be nice to be anywhere you imagine whenever you feel like it! Instant getaway!
What is on your iPod? Hindi film music.
Something quirky about you no one would know: I’m a Scrabble geek.
Best personal feature and why: My eyes! They are expressive, I’m told!
Best feature on the opposite sex: Sense of humour.
Celebrity crush: Tom Cruise.
If you had to choose, would it be romance or hot sex? Romance.
Three things you can’t live without: My iPad, camera, family and friends.
Most memorable professional moment: The day I signed for Dabangg.
Most valuable life lesson: To not let success go to your head.
Motto you live by: If not the best, at least be different.
BY SHAISTA KHAN / PUBLISHED IN 9TH ANNIVERSARY SEXY & SUCCESSFUL ISSUE JANUARY 2012