Sonu Sood is in news these days. And it is for all the good reasons. He has emerged a messiah for thousands of stranded migrant workers. He not only helped them reached their hometown but also ensured that the journey was free and enjoyable. He made it possible through hiring dedicated buses, taxis, and even airplanes. As per last reports over 1 lakh, migrants were able to reach their homes happily. All praises and appreciations for hm.
Sony Sood was born on 30 July 1973 in Moga, Punjab. His father, Shakti Sagar Sood, was an entrepreneur engaged in the textile business, while his mother, Saroj Sood, was a teacher. Among siblings, he has elder sister Monika Sood Sharma, who is a scientist, and younger sister, Malvika Sood Sachar. Sonu lost his mother on October 13, 2007. He lost his father on 7 February 2016.
His schooling was from Sacred Heart School, Moga, Punjab. He graduated as BE – Electronics Engineering from Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering (YCCE), Nagpur, Maharashtra. It was here during college, while he was in the third semester, he was motivated towards making a career in modeling and acting. Soon after graduation, he moved to Mumbai in pursuit of his career.
Like most of the superstars who made themselves, Sonu has to struggle for himself in Mumbai. He took a few jobs to support himself. It was from these struggle days that an image of railway pass went viral.
In 1999, he got his first acting career break in a Tamil movie “Kallazhagar” wherein he played the role of priest, Soumya Narayanan. Three years later in 2002, he got his first role in Hindi movie “Shaheed-e-Azam”. But it was in 2004 when he got fame by enacting the character of Gopal Singh in the Hindi movie “Yuva”. Down the line, he acted in a large number of Hindi, Telegu, and Tamil movies. Some of them are Jodhaa Akbar wherein he played Prince Sujamal and Dabangg wherein he played villain as Chhedi Singh and enacting as Durva Ranade in Simmba.
He has acted with top actors like Shahrukh Khan in Happy New Year, Salman Khan in Dabangg, Ranveer Singh in Simmba, and Jackie Chan in Kung Fu Yoga.
While Sonu was doing graduation in Nagpur, he met Sonali, a Telugu girl. Sonali was pursuing MBA from a college in Nagpur. The two had a liking towards each other. And on 25 September 1996, Sonu and Sonali were married. The couple were eventually blessed with two sons Ishant and Ayaan and have been one happy family ever since.
Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic the country has been facing lockdown since March 21, 2020. As a result, everyone was asked to stay wherever they are. During this period thousands of migrant laborers, workers were stranded in cities where they have been working. Soon, the ration supplies and money were exhausted. These migrants wanted to go to their hometown but were struggling has hardly any trains or buses were allowed to run. And even that was running were insufficient to handle the plight of these men.
During this time, Sonu Sood intervened. He arranged buses and also flight so that workers can reach their home town in Bihar, Odisha, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh from Mumbai, Kerala, etc.