Sonu Sood (born on 30 July 1973) is an Indian film actor, model, and producer who acts predominantly in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Punjabi films. In 2009, he got the Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Award for Best Villain and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Telugu for his work in the Telugu blockbuster Arundhati. In 2010, he won the Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role and the IIFA Award for Amazing Performance in a Negative Role for the Bollywood blockbuster Dabangg. In 2012, he got the SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for Julayi. He is mainly known for roles in blockbuster films such as Yuva (2004), Athadu (2005), Aashiq Banaya Aapne (2005), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Dabangg (2010), Dookudu (2011), Shootout at Wadala (2013), Kung Fu Yoga (2017), Happy New Year (2014), and Simmba (2018). He also seen in commercials for Apollo Tyres and Airtel. In July 2016, he started the production house Shakti Sagar Productions, which is named after his father, Shakti Sagar Sood. In 1999, Sood was joined to Tamil language films with Kallazhagar and Nenjinile. He then seen as an antagonist in the Telugu film Hands Up! in 2000. In 2001, he appeared in Majunu. He then started starring in Hindi films, with Shaheed-E-Azam, as Bhagat Singh in 2002. Sood got many 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 two thousand five, he received greater recognition for his work. In this film, his co-star was Nagarjuna as the role of a high-tech thief. His next film was Athadu. In 2006, he seen again portrayed the antagonist in Ashok. This movie was an average grosser, but by now he had become popular in Telugu films.

In 2009, Sonu played the role of Pasupathy in Arundhati. Following the Tollywood release of Arundhati, Sonu played the role of Rajkumar Sujamal in the Indian epic film Jodha Akbar. In 2009, Sonu played the role of gangster Bada in Anjaneyulu opposite Ravi Teja. In the latter half of 2009, he worked in another Telugu film Ek Niranjan, in which he again played the antagonist. In 2010, he worked as the lead antagonist in Abhinav Kashyap's Dabangg, co-starring with Salman Khan. His Kannada movies debut with Sudeep, Vishnuvardhana (2011), released to positive reviews of his performance.

He started with Ad Shoots and minor roles. Then he got a chance as a lead actor. But now his net worth is $10 million. Which is higher than some star kids. He started his career as a minor role actor, after so much hard work he got a chance in big films as a lead role.

Sonu Sood Controversies:
Affairs: Like many other actors, he never involved in affair controversies. He dated Sonali Sood and married her.
Car Accident: He was traveling with friend Ajay Dhama, then their car caught fire on the but luckily he escaped.
Manikarnika movie: He quit the Manikarnika shooting because of the wrong schedules and reshooting. After this Kangana commented and Sonu commented then it got big controversies.