Sophie Choudry, a name that resonates with versatility and talent in the Indian film industry. The Bollywood Actress known for her acting, singing, and dancing skills, Sophie has carved a niche for herself in Bollywood.
This blog post delves into the life and career of this multi-talented actress, shedding light on her journey to stardom, her personal life, and some interesting facts about her.
Early Life and Upbringing
Born as Sophia Choudry on February 8, 1982, in Manchester, England, Sophie was brought up in a multicultural environment. Her father, a fan of Italian actress Sophia Loren, named her Sophia. She later adopted the name Sophie.
Sophie’s academic pursuits took her to the London School of Economics, where she graduated in European politics and French. She is also a gold medalist from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Personal Life – Age, Zodiac Sign
|Full Name||Sophie Choudry|
|Alternative Names(s) (also known as)||Sophiya, Sophie|
|Date of Birth||8 February 1982|
|Age (as of 2023)||41 years|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Current Address||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Education Qualification||Graduate in European Politics and French|
|Hobbies and Interests||Traveling, Gymming, Singing, Dancing|
|Languages Known||English, Hindi, Urdu, French, Italian, Spanish, Punjabi, Arabic|
|Social Media Profiles link (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)||Facebook, Instagram|
|Wikipedia Profile link||Sophie Choudry – Wikipedia|
|IMDb Profile link||Sophie Choudry – IMDb|
Physical Appearance – Height, Weight, Body Measurements
|Body Measurements (Chest – Waist – Hips)||32-27-35 inches|
|Height in feet, inches, cm||5’ 5″ / 165 cm|
|Weight in kg, lbs||65 kg / 143 lbs|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hairstyle||Long and Wavy|
|Distinctive Features||Her Smile and Her Voice|
Family and Relationships – Boyfriend/Husband, Affairs
Sophie was born to a Hindu father and a Muslim mother. Tragically, her father passed away when she was very young. She has an elder brother.
As of now, Sophie is unmarried and there is no public information about her relationships.
|Spouse – Husband||N/A|
|Siblings||Faisal Choudry (Elder Brother)|
|Affairs – Boyfriend(s)||Siddharth Mallya|
|Significant Relationships||She is good friends with the Bachchan family|
Rise to Stardom
Sophie’s career in the entertainment industry began in the UK, where she became a VJ for Zee UK. She moved to Mumbai in 2002 and became a VJ for MTV India, hosting the popular show MTV Loveline. Her film debut came in 2005 with the Bollywood movie “Shaadi No.1”.
Debut Film – Shaadi No.1
Successful Film – Shootout at Wadala
Career, Awards, and Achievements
|Profession(s)||Singer, Actress, Model, Dancer, VJ|
|Debut Film||Shaadi No.1 (2005)|
|Notable Roles||Vicky in Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006), Tanya in Aa Dekhe Zara (2009), Akriti in Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Dobara! (2013)|
|Recent Films – New Movies||N/A|
|Upcoming Films||Dharam Sankat Mein|
|Popular Television Series||MTV Loveline (2002-2003), Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 (2014), Comedy Nights Bachao (2016)|
|Awards and Achievements||Best Female Newcomer (2004), Most Stylish Female in Music (2005), Best Female Pop Artist (2006), Lycra MTV Style Award for Most Stylish Female in Music (2007), UK Asian Music Award for Best Female Artist (2008), Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance – Female (2010)|
|Endorsements/Brand Collaborations||Madame, Ponds, Colgate, Audi, Samsung, Blackberry, HSBC, Microsoft, Qualcomm, etc.|
|Philanthropy/Charity Work||British Asian Trust, PETA, Cancer Patients Aid Association, Shabana Azmi’s Mijwan Welfare Society, etc.|
|Professional Associations||Indian Singers’ Rights Association, Indian Performing Right Society, etc.|
|Training and Education||Graduate in European Politics and French from London School of Economics, Gold Medalist from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Trained in Western Classical Music, Indian Classical Music, Bharatnatyam, Kathak and Salsa|
|Box Office Success – Hit Movies||Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006), Heyy Babyy (2007), Aggar (2007), Kidnap (2008), Aa Dekhe Zara (2009)|
|Critical Acclaim Movies||N/A|
Assets and Finances – Net Worth
|Net Worth in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 67 Crore / $9 Million|
|Per Movie Charges in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 50-60 Lakh / $70,000-$80,000|
|Per Endorsement Charges in Rs. and Dollars||Rs. 10-15 Lakh / $14,000-$21,000|
|Sponsorship Deals||Madame, Ponds, Colgate, Audi, Samsung, Blackberry, HSBC, Microsoft, Qualcomm, etc.|
|Business Ventures||Lifetox, a wellness company that sells Fittox tea and vitamins|
|Real Estate Holdings||A luxurious apartment in Mumbai|
|Luxury Items/Properties Owned||A collection of designer clothes, bags, shoes, and accessories|
|Cars Collection||Audi Q7, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class|
Favourite Things, Likes and Dislikes
|Favorite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan|
|Favorite Actress||Madhuri Dixit|
|Favorite Film||Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge|
|Favorite Music Bands||Coldplay, Maroon 5, U2|
|Favorite Books||The Alchemist, The Secret, The Power of Now|
|Favorite Food||Sushi, Thai, Italian|
|Things s/he like||Traveling, Gymming, Singing, Dancing|
|Things s/he dislike||Dungarees, Bad Hygiene, Fake People|
Top 5 Best Films – Sophie Choudry
|Film Name||Year of Release||Character Played|
|Shaadi No. 1||2005||N/A|
|Pyaar Ke Side Effects||2006||N/A|
|Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara!||2013||N/A|
Controversies – Sophie Choudry
- Sophie was trolled for her accent after posting a video of herself talking about her hectic day. She responded aptly, highlighting her multicultural upbringing.
- Sophie reportedly declined an offer to participate in the reality show Bigg Boss.
Interesting Facts – Sophie Choudry
- Sophie is a polyglot; she can speak and sing in eight languages – English, Hindi, Urdu, French, Italian, Spanish, Punjabi, and Arabic.
- She is a trained Bharatnatyam, Kathak, and Salsa dancer.
- Sophie learned Western classical music in the UK from Helena Shenel and Indian classical music from Pandit Ashkaran Sharma.
- She started her career as a pop singer with her all-girl band “Sansara” with the song- “Yeh Dil Sun Raha Hai” which she wrote herself.
- Sophie’s first remix album, Sophie & Dr. Love, was a chart-topper for six months in India and broke records in the U.K Asian Pop Charts by holding the number 1 spot for 12 weeks.
- She has performed for renowned brands like Audi, Hero group, ICICI Bank, Samsung, Blackberry, HSBC, Microsoft, Qualcomm, etc.
Sophie Choudry’s journey is a testament to her talent, hard work, and determination. From her early days in the UK to her successful career in Bollywood, she has proven that she is a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry.
With her multifaceted talent and charismatic personality, Sophie Choudry continues to charm her audience and make her mark in Bollywood.