Sonu Sood is an Indian film actor and model who acts predominantly in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil films. He has also appeared in a few
Kannada and Punjabi films.
In 2009, he received Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Award for Best Villain and Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Telugu for his
work in the Telugu blockbuster, Arundhati. In 2010, He garnered Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role and IIFA Award for
Best Performance in a Negative Role for the Bollywood blockbuster, Dabangg. In 2012, He received SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a
Negative Role for Julayi. He is best known for roles in blockbuster films like Yuva (2004), Athadu (2005), Aashiq Banaya Aapne
(2005), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Dookudu (2011) and Shootout at Wadala (2013).
He also appeared in commercials for Apollo Tyres, Airtel etc.
In 1999, Sood was introduced to Tamil language films with Kallazhagar. He then appeared as an antagonist in the Telugu film Hands
Up!, in 2000. In 2001, he appeared in Majunu. He then began starring in Hindi films, with Shaheed-E-Azam, as Bhagat Singh, in
2002. Sood earned recognition as Abhishek Bachchan’s brother in Mani Ratnam’s Yuva in 2004 and in Aashiq Banaya Aapne in 2005.
In Tollywood, with the release of Super in 2005, he received greater recognition for his work. In this film, his co-star was Nagarjuna as
a high-tech thief. His next film was Athadu. In 2006 he again portrayed the antagonist in Ashok. It was an average grosser, but by now
he had become popular in Telugu films.
In 2009 he played the role of Pasupathy in Arundhati. Following the Tollywood release of Arundhati he played the role of Rajkumar
Sujamal in the Indian epic film, Jodha Akbar. In 2009, he played the role of Gangster Bada in Anjaneyulu opposite Ravi Teja. In the
latter half of 2009, he acted in another Telugu film, Ek Niranjan, in which he again played the antagonist. In 2010, he played the lead
antagonist in Abhinav Kashyap’s Dabangg, co-starring with Salman Khan.His Kannada debut with Sudeep, Vishnuvardhana (2011),
released to positive reviews of his performance.