Sonali Singh, better known as Sonali Phogat, is an Indian actress and politician. She is the National Vice President of BJP’s Mahila Morcha.
Sonali Phogat was born on Friday, 21 september 1979 (age 41 years; as of 2020) in Bhuthan Village, Fatehabad, Haryana. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. Her hometown is Hisar, Haryana.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Family & Caste
Sonali Phogat belongs to a Jaat Family.
Parents & Siblings
Her father is a farmer. Not much is known about her mother. She has one brother and three sisters. One of her sister’s name is Sudesh Phogat.
Relationships & Husband
Sonali was married to Sanjay Phogat. Her husband was found dead in mysterious circumstances at his farmhouse in Hisar in 2016. She has a daughter named Yashodhra Phogat.
Film & Television
Sonali Phogat made her television debut in 2006 by appearing as an anchor in a Haryanvi show on Doordarshan. In 2019, she featured in the web series “The Story of Badmashgarh.” Sonali has also featured in the music video of the Haryanvi song “Bandook Aali Jaatni” (2019).
She played the role of the wife of Nawab Shah in the TV serial “Amma: Ek Maa Jo Laakhon Ke Liye Bani Amma” (2020). In 2020, she entered the game reality show “Bigg Boss 14” as a wild card contestant.
Sonali Phogat joined the political party Bharatiya Janata Party in 2008. Subsequently, she was made the National Vice President BJP Mahila Morcha. In 2019, she contested the 2019 Harayana Assembly Elections from the Adampur Constituency. However, she lost the elections to Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi by a margin of 29,471 votes. Phogat has worked for BJP in the tribal areas of Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh. Later, she was made the in charge of BJP’s cheduled Tribe wing in Haryana, New Delhi, and Chandigarh.
- Sonali was highly criticized for her speech during a rally in the Balasmand Village of Adampur in Hisar. On 8 October 2019, Phogat asked people to chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai,’ and said, those who are not chanting must be from Pakistan. However, later she apologized for making such statement.
- On 5 June 2020, a video went viral in which Sonali was seen slapping an official with her slippers after he made some inappropriate comments. The incident took place when Sonali went to Sultan Singh, a member of the Agricultural Produce Market Committee, with a list of farmer’s complaints.
- Travel Destination: Paris
- Sonali loves listening to music and dancing in her leisure time.
- She is very active on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Sonali was also very active on TikTok (Before it was banned in India) and had a huge fan following on her account.
- She is fond of cats and keeps sharing her pictures with cats on her social media accounts.
- While talking about her decision to enter Bigg Boss, Sonali Phogat, during an interview, said,
I have been a big fan of ‘Bigg Boss’ for long. The scale of the show is huge. I know so many people who watch it religiously. How can I refuse this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?”
- Her friends and family fondly call her Desa.