Sonali Bendre’s new avatar
Award-winning Actress Sonali Bendre has just had her first book “Modern Gurukul” published. The book is a narrative on her journey as a first time mother, which brings out the various achievements and challenges one might face as they embark on the journey of being parents. A woman of many talents, she shares her fond and magical memories of battling and embracing the changes that come with becoming a mother, through this unconventional parenting guide.began her career at a very young age as a model and then transitioned to acting.
She has worked in over fifty Hindi films, and multiple Tamil, Telegu, Kannada and Marathi films. She was given critical acclaim for her performances in Diljale in 1996, followed by Bhai (1997), Sarfarosh, Zakhm, Duplicate, Kadhalar Dhinam (Tamil film), Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999), Tera Mera Saath Rahen (2001) and Anahat (2003) among others.
When her son Ranveer was born in 2005, she gave up her promising career to play the most important role of her life: a mother. It was only after her son started going to school and she was confident of the quality of time she spent with him that she resumed her career. She has since appeared on television as a judge on shows like Indian Idol, India’s Got Talent, Hindustan Ke Hunarbaaz and India’s Best Dramebaaz, and a daily drama show with Balaji Productions called Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh. Sonali is has also been the brand ambassador for leading brands like Omega watches, Limca, Dabur Real fruit juice, Fun Foods and Prill soap among others.