October 07, 2022

Sonam (Actress) Biography, Age, Height, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 2, 2021

Short Biography

Sonam is an Indian Actress who was born on 02-09-1972 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India as Bakhtavar Khan. She worked in the Bollywood industry from 1988 to 1994 and was appreciated for her acting skills and screen presence. She has also acted in few Telugu and Bengali movies.

Other Name: Sonam Rai, Bakhtavar Khan
Appearance: Bollywood Telugu Bengali

Sonam Complete Bio & Career

Sonam (screen-name) was given by Bollywood's most reputed director and producer "Yash Chopra" which became her mark of distinction in Bollywood. Her actual name was "Bakhtavar Khan" which was named after her parent's name. At the age of 14, she made her debutant in the Hindi film industry in 1988 released "Vijay" Yash Ji was her godfather to give her first break in films. She got fame from the film Tridev-1989 and was recognized by the most popular and successful hit song of the year "Oye Oye...Tirchi Topi Wale". Sonam is identified as the bikini young woman in a number of films.
In the subsequent years, she appeared in big film stars films like "Aakhri Ghulam, Vishwatma, and "Mitti Aur Sona." At the age of 18, she married Rajiv Rai, and she acted in just 30 films from 1998-1994 after the marriage she took a break from the movie. She is the niece of renowned actor Raja Murad and her Father in law Gulshan Rai was a notable name in the field of direction. She left India in 1997 after a life threatens attempt on her husband l Rajiv by a gangster, Abu Salem. And this couple settled first in " Los Angeles" then they moved to "Switzerland" just before she returned to Mumbai. She got divorced from Rajiv after living separately for almost 15 years.

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Sonam Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Mushir Khan and Talat Khan. She got married in 1992 to the famous film director Rajiv Rai and has a son named Gaurav Rai with him. The couple got divorced in 2016. In 2017, she again married Murali Poduval. Sonam belonged to an influential family, being the niece of actor Raza Murad and great-niece of actor Murad.

Life's Important Dates Of Sonam

Body Measurements

Breast Size 32
Waist Size 28
Hip Size 34
Body Figure 32-28-34
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Mumbai , Maharashtra
Nationality Indian
Religion Islam
Address Mumbai , Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Listening Music, Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut Telugu Film - Samrat (1987)
Bollywood Film - Vijay (1988)
Bengali Film - Mandira (1990)
Best Movies Tridev (1989), Ajooba (1991), Baaz (1992), and Insaniyat (1994) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black, White
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Hema Malini
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan , Naseeruddin Shah
Favorite Place Los Angeles, United States

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Sonam

  • She started acting at the age of 14.
  • She is the great grand niece of veteran actor "Murad" and niece of actor "Raza Murad".
  • She got married to Murali Poduval in 2017.
  • She got popularity from the hit number "Oye Oye...Tirchi Topiwale.." of film "Tridev".
  • She married at the age of 18 to Rajiv Rai who directed Sonam in the film Vishwatma and Tridev.

Sonam Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

50 years, 1month, 5 days old age Sonam will turn 51 on 02 September, 2023. Only 10 months, 25 days, 11 hours,19 minutes has left for her next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Sonam has celebrated the total number of 50 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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