Sonarika was born into an orthodox Rajput family. She finished her schooling from Yashodham High School, Mumbai. Later she enrolled to Dahanukar College of Commerce for graduation. Her mother is a homemaker whereas her father is in the construction business. She has a younger brother, Harsh Bhadoria.
Sonarika made her acting debut with the television show Tum Dena Saath Mera in 2011 while she was studying in Class XI. Prior to that she was signed in Rajan Shahi's untitled serial in lead role, but the serial got cancelled. Following Tum Dena Saath Mera she starred in a mythological show Devon Ke Dev – Mahadev. She essayed the role of Goddess Pravati and her performance was well acclaimed.
After her successful stint with television, she received several offers from Tollywood film industry. She made her film debut with Telugu movie Jadoogadu in 2015. After which she starred in two hit Telugu films, Speedunnodu and Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam. Sonarika made her Hindi film debut with the film Saansein: The Last Breath in 2016.
Her upcoming films are Telugu language film Sarada and Tamil film Indrajith, both of them are due to release in 2017.