Sonali Bendre is an Indian actress and a model known for her beauty and charm. Starting out as a model, Sonali Bendre first appeared in a Lakme advertisement in 1993. She began her acting career in the year 1994 with ‘Aag’ – a Govinda starrer. Though she had to initially struggle to be known as a successful actress, Sonali was appreciated for her roles in films like ‘Bhai’, ‘Sarfarosh’, ‘Zakhm’, ‘Duplicate’, ‘Dil Hi Dil Mein’. Sonali won the Filmfare Lux New Face Award 1995 followed by Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actress in 2001 for her performance in ‘Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai’. Sonali, married to film producer-director Goldie Behl, is now active in the theatre scene.