Failed to connect to MySQL: Access denied for user 'sonaleek_db_usr'@'localhost' to database 'sonaleek_db' Sonalee Kulkarni - About Me

I was born in a Military Hospital in Pune. That indicates I have an Army background. My Maharashtrian father served in AMC for more than 30 yrs and my Punjabi mother worked in COD Dehu Road.

Born in a family with a multicultural background, my upbringing was a little different. We speak Hindi at home, tried catching up Marathi with paternal relatives and Punjabi with mom’s relatives. I studied in an Army school, Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1.

I have always been multi-tasking - being a very good student and participating in almost all the cultural activities in school, which is responsible in bringing out the dancer in me. While pursuing graduation from Fergusson College, I also discovered the model in me. I participated in May Queen 2005 (a beauty contest happening in Pune) and won the 1st Runner’s up with 5 subtitles. And I did a few print ads and ramp shows.

The 1st time I witnessed a motion picture camera was in FTII, Pune, while doing a small role in a docu-drama and that was the time that I felt the actor in me.

My first commercial acting project was a Marathi serial HA KHEL SANCHITACHA, for E TV Marathi. And my tuitions in acting and Marathi began.

On the same set, I was offered my first Marathi film GADHAVACH LAGNA. Although it was only a short appearance, a lot of people took notice. That included Kedarh Shinde, who launched me as an actor in BAKULA NAMDEO GHOTALE.

The role bestowed me with Best Actress for Bakula Namdev Ghotale at Zee Gaurav 2008. After a couple of films, my first commercial hit NATARANG won me a lot of accolades, till my recent releases Classmates & Mitwaa gave me a lot of appreciation as an actor.

Meanwhile, I finished my graduation in Mass communication and Journalism and my post graduation in Radio televison and film production from Indira school of communication, Wakad, Pune. Also got to feature in mainstream bollywood films like Grand Masti & Singham Returns, both went into 100 crore clubs with humongous box office successes.

When I am not shooting, I perform stage shows. I survive on dance and want to live on acting. I feel dancing is very rejuvenating. I am quite a net freak, like interacting with my fans on community sites.

I workout as regularly as possible. I believe in a healthy living. I am not a foodie, can munch on anything when hungry. Love music. A complete filmy, I can’t imagine life without films.