Sonakshi was born in Mumbai and studied in SNDT. She is the daughter of legendary actor Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha. She has two elder brothers- Luv and Kush. She walked ramps in fashion shows till 2008 and debuted in Dabangg in 2010. She is the only actress who can claim to have worked in back to back superhit films that crossed the 100 crore mark. She has been criticised a lot for her weighty figure.