Sonu Sood, well this name needs no introduction anymore! In the last one and a half year or so, the actor has been winning hearts with his philanthrophic activities to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. With his noble gestures, Sood turned out to be a hero in real life.
An engineer by qualification, Sonu Sood had to go through his share of struggles before he landed his first break in showbiz. In one of his interviews, the actor recalled how he used to visit offices of casting directors handing out his pictures in hope of getting work.
"I remember that at the first office that I went to, the receptionist did not even look at me. She just asked me to keep my photos and leave. I would roam around in fitted T-shirts, thinking body dekh ke hi sahi, koi cast kar lega. Then I realised, all these tricks don't work. I learnt the art of making small talk and would start with asking for a glass of water. On some days, I've had to drink 40 glasses of water," he was quoted as saying. Sonu said that he has earned his place in the industry with a lot of hard work.
Sonu was always clear that he wanted to be an actor and his late mother Saroj was his biggest support system. Soon, he made his acting debut with Vijaykanth's 1999 film Kallazhagar. Over a period of time, he established himself as a popular antagonist down the South.
Sonu sashayed in Bollywood with Shaheed-e-Azam in which he essayed the role of Bhagat Singh. The actor went on to star in films like Jodhaa Akbar, and Singh Is Kinng among others. But it was his portrayal of the shrewd villain Chhedi Singh in Salman Khan's Dabangg which catapulted him to fame. Sood admitted that it was his decision of working in South Indian films which helped him bag this cop flick. Cut to present, the actor has successfully been able to strike a balance between Hindi and regional films.
As Sonu Sood turns a year older today (July 30), we bring you some of his rare childhood pictures which will leave you grinning from ear to ear.
Hello Chubby Cheeks
A young Sonu clad in a kurta pajama and a turban is seen sitting on his father's lap at a function. We just can't get enough of that cute stare though!
A Star In Making
The Simmba actor was bitten by the filmy bug at quite an early age and this picture is the proof! Look at how Sood is posing on a bed with a camera lying in front of him.
It's All About Your Family
Sonu Sood, his parents Saroj and Shakti Sood and sister Monika squeeze into a frame for a family portrait.
This picture dates back to the time when Sonu started to learn how to ride a bicycle. But, we wonder what's with that million dollar expression of his!
Don't miss this throwback picture in which Sonu Sood is seen celebrating Raksha Bandhan with his younger sister Malvika. The duo's mommy dearest Saroj is also a part of this sweet moment.
Old Is Gold
Sonu Sood shares a priceless moment with his school buddies on Sports Day. Time flies and how!
There's No Love Greater Than That Of A Mother
Sonu Sood's mom Saroj is seen feeding him some cake and we must say, it's such a pristine moment!