Sonakshi Sinha Family Members:
Father: Shatrughan Sinha
Mother: Poonam Sinha
Brother: Luv Sinha
Brother: Kush Sinha
Shatrughan Sinha – Father
Shatrughan Sinha, father of Lootera actress Sonakshi Sinha, is one of the most popular actors in the Indian film industry. He was born on 9th December in the year 1945 to Bhubaneswari Prasad Sinha and Shyama Devi Sinha. He hails from a Kayastha family in Patna, Bihar and is the youngest among four siblings. His brothers are Ram, Lakshman and Bharat. Shatrughan Ji is married to former Miss India – Poonam Sinha.
Mr. Sinha graduated from Patna Science College. He is an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He moved to Mumbai and started his career in acting.
The actor joined politics. Currently, Shratrughan Sinha is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and was appointed as the head of the BJP Culture and Arts department in May 2006. He had been member of the Rajya Sabha twice apart from being elected to the 15thLok Sabha in 2009.
Shatrughan Ji was also Union Cabinet Minister of Health and Family Welfare from January 2003 – May 2004 and Shipping in August 2004. He won the Indian general election from Patna Sahib in Bihar by defeating TV actor Shekhar Suman. He won the election by receiving 316,472 votes out of a total of 552,293 votes polled.
Sinha Ji debuted in the Indian film industry with the film Prem Pujaari by Dev Anand, where he portrayed the role of a Pakistani military officer. He was selected by Rediff as one of the most unconventional actors in Hindi cinema (the others being Ajay Devgan, Amitabh Bachchan, Irfan Khan, Rajnikant, Shahrukh Khan, and Sunil Shetty). He is currently hosting the Bhojpuri version of the popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, telecast on the channel Mahuaa TV.
He recently suffered from some respiratory disorder and was admitted to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, Andheri. Fortunately, he was reported to be hale and hearty and got discharged. He again got hospitalized as he complained of breathlessness. He underwent a bypass heart surgery in the hospital.
Sonakshi got upset over the tremendous fuss created by the media about her dad’s health and took to twitter to express her feelings. She tweeted – ‘Making Mountains out of mole hills (baat ka batangadh) about someone’s health is not cool’! She feels that it’s really uncool to create undue hype about someone’s health.
The star kid says that her dad, who recentlydonated a sum of rupees fifty lakhs to the rain victims in Uttarakhand, loves her in all of her films and is always in awe of her performance. Her new release R…Rajkumar is a gift to her dad on his 68th birthday.
She reached late to her dad’s birthday bash at Sun ‘n’ Sand as she was busy giving interviews for R…Rajkumar along with co – star Shahid Kapoor. Sinha Ji’s close pal Subhash Ghai and his favourite co – star Poonam Dhillon were also spotted at the exclusive dinner party thrown by her (Sonakshi) mom.
Sona would not like to follow her dad’s footsteps and join politics as she feels that she will not be able to handle as many people as good as her father as she doesn’t have enough people skills.
Poonam Sinha – Mother
Sonakshi’s mother, Poonam Sinha has also acted in many Hindi films under the screen name Komal. She is a former Miss Young India (1968). She worked in films like Sabak (1973) opposite husband Shatrughan Sinha. She also played the role of Mallika Hameeda Banu Begum, Emperor Akbar’s (essayed by handsome hunk Hrithik Roshan) mother in the movie Jodha Akbar in 2008.
Other movies in which she bagged minor roles include Jigri Dost, Aadmi aur Insaan, Aag aur Daag, Shaitaan, Dil Deewaana, Dream Girl and Mitr My Friend. Apart from acting, she also produced films like Prem Geet in the year 1981 and Mera Dil Leke Dekho in 2006.
Mrs. Sinha married Shatrughan Ji after a courtship of seven years. They first met in a train compartment while travelling. They are proud parents to dusky Bollywood beauty Sonakshi and twin brothers – Luv Sinha and Kush Sinha. She gave up films for her children.
Recently, Sonakshi along with her twin bro’s planned a surprise birthday party to make theirmom feel special. Mrs. Sinha wanted to keep her birthday a low key affair as her better half (Shatrughan Sinha) was out of town due to some work commitments. But the kids made arrangements to celebrate the day and brought a huge smile on the erstwhile diva’s face!
Poonam Ji is Sonakshi’s skin advisor and she being a skin expert at home always recommends natural ingredients and remedies for beauty care. The mother – daughter duo will soon be seen in a commercial launching a range of facial bleaches and other beauty products under the brand Fem.
Luv Sinha – Brother
The 26 year old actress’s bro Luv Sinha also tried his hand at the Bollywood film industry. He managed to bag the lead role in the movie Sadiyaan opposite Ferena Wazeir in 2010.
EkTha Tiger actor Salman Khan after prodding Sonakshi to star in Dabangg, has been taking keen interest in Luv’s derailed acting career and has also invited him (Luv) to join his gym! Along with fitness tips, Sallu Bhai will also guide him in his acting career as well.
Luv, who is getting set for Oh My God fame director Umesh Shukla’s untitled political thriller, flaunts his brotherly love for Sonakshi by asking the media why they ignored other overweight actresses while causing sis Sona has to face criticism for her voluptuous frame. He does not believe that a few extra inches are a flaw. Everyone need not be stick thin to looks attractive. It’s good to see a change as in case of Sonakshi. Beauty must be accepted in all forms!
Kush Sinha – Brother
Kush Sinha, Sonakshi’s bro has also taken baby steps in the tinsel town of bollywood. He has assisted director Abhinav Kashyap during the filming of blockbuster film Dabangg starring sis Sonakshi and superstar Salman Khan. Kush has also worked with master filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali for the movie Saawariya starring heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and beauty Sonam Kapoor.
He quite understands the Bollywood film industry and wants to direct his own film! His film would star sis Sona and bro Luv in prominent roles. His film is supposed to go on floors sometime next year. Right now his film is under the scripting stage and the presence of Sonakshi has already generated much interest in the film.