Sonali was wildly popular in the ‘80s and ‘90s and had established herself as quite a talented actress. She is known for her versatility as an actress and her ability to pull off any beauty or fashion look. She is now living a happily married life with her husband Goldie Behl and son Ranveer.
There is a long list of movies where Sonali impressed everyone with her performances. Be it Major Saab (1998), Sarfarosh, or Lajja (2001), her performance has been applauded in many films. She was last seen in the Akshay Kumar starrer “Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara” in which she was played the character of Mumtaz.
She has worked with many all the A-list actors of the industry. While her chemistry with all the actors was appreciated on-screen, the actress was also in news headlines for her affairs with her co-stars and famous celebrities.
1- Shoaib Akhtar
Pakistani bowler Shoaib Akhtar revealed that he was a die-hard fan of Sonali Bendre. He started keeping her picture in a wallet and was even thinking of kidnapping her. Finally, Shoaib Akhtar got the chance to meet her during the India Pakistan matches. During those days, Sonali agreed to go on a dinner date with him. However, Shoaib couldn’t confess his love in front of her and Sonali wasn’t interested in the affair as well.
2- Raj Thackeray
Among the many males that were madly in love with beautiful Sonali was Raj Thackeray. However, Raj was already married. Reports claim that he wanted to marry her but Uncle Bal Thackeray advised him against it and told him that it will impact the image of his party. The couple parted their ways and they never spoke about it.
3- Suniel Shetty
Sonali Bendre and Suniel Shetty were one of the most celebrated pairs in the ’90s. The audience liked the pair so much that they did several movies together that include ‘Bhai’, ‘Rakshak’, ‘Sapoot’ to name a few. Soon reports of them dating each other started doing the rounds. It was reported that Sonali was madly in love with Suniel and had plans to get married to him. However, reports suggest that Sunil, who was already married to Mana, declined the proposal and that was the end of their relationship.
Sonali and Govinda worked together in many movies. Govinda had once confessed in an interview that had he not been married he would have proposed to Sonali.
5- Goldie Behl
It was more like love at first sight. They met on the film set of 1994’s Naaraaz and fell for each other. It was Goldie’s sister Shrishti who introduced Goldie to Sonali. Soon, love happened between the two. Four years after he met her on the sets of Angaaray, Goldie got down on one knee at a party and asked his dream girl for marriage, she said YES! On November 12, 2002, Goldie and Sonali tied the knot in a lavish ceremony.