Sonnalli Seygall is a well-known Indian actress and model. She won the title of Miss India International, 2006.
Sonnalli was born on Monday, 1 May 1989 (age 30 years; as in 2019), in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa. Her zodiac sign is Taurus. She did her schooling from South Point High School, Kolkata and St. Thomas’ Girls School, Kolkata. Later, she joined Bhowanipore College, Kolkata to complete her B. A. in English Honours.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Family, Caste & Boyfriend
Sonnalli was born in Bhubaneshwar and brought up in Kolkata. Her father is retired from the Indian Army. Her mother’s name is Nishi Sehgal, who works as an Associate Vice President at SREI, Mumbai. She has a younger brother, Ayush Sehgal, who works as a Team Lead at Cognizant. Her parents are separated, and she lives with her mother in Mumbai. In an interview, when Sonnalli was asked about her biggest strength, she said,
My mom. She has gone through a lot in her life and is a very strong woman. First, her own father remarried, so she was brought up without a male figure in her life. And then all through my growing up years, my parents were always fighting. After I moved to Mumbai, I couldn’t see what my mom was going through. I feel a lot of women in India are taking that. And when they say the divorce rate is so less in India, it’s not that there are happy marriages. Women are just not able to come out of it. I wanted my mom to move out and live with me. She is now with me in Mumbai and is working and is independent.”
Sonnalli wanted to become a model since childhood. She won the Pantaloons Femina Miss India International, 2006 title. She then represented India in Miss International contest held in Japan and China and was selected among the top 12 contestants.
In 2008, she appeared as one of the hosts on UTV Bindass TV reality show, Dadagiri.
Later, she appeared in various TV commercials including- Raymonds, Aircel, Ayur Shampoo, 7UP, Zoom TV (Lets Freshen Up), Titan Eyewear, and Oral B. In 2013, she appeared in a TV commercial of Thums Up with Salman Khan.
She has appeared in the music videos of Atif Aslam, Dr Zeus, and Prem, a Canadian singer. She walked the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week, Wills India Fashion Week, and Chennai International Fashion Week.
She did print commercials of Nokia, Hitachi, Unitech, Tata Indicom, ICICI Bank, Oral B, and Raymonds. Sonnalli has worked as an anchor at various live events of Reebok, Castrol, Indiatimes, and Filmfare Awards. In 2011, she acted in the Bollywood film ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ in which she played the character of Rhea. The film has an ensemble cast including the actors like Sunny Singh Nijjar, Kartik Aaryan, Raayo S. Bakhirta, Nushrat Bharucha, and Ishita Raj Sharma.
In 2017, she appeared in the TV series, Salute Siachen starring Arjun Rampal and Rannvijay Singh. She has acted in many other Bollywood films like Wedding Pullav (2015), Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015), Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018), and Jai Mummy Di (2020).
- Restaurant: Yoga 101 in Mumbai
- Film(s): Sparsh (1980) and Iqbal (2005)
- Travel Destination: Thailand
- She is a fitness freak and regularly exercises in the gym.
- When asked about working in Bollywood, Sonnalli Seygall revealed,
I gave a screen test for a well-known casting director for a fantastic role. I really wanted to bag this one, and did. But, on meeting the director, I was asked to make changes to my body, using methods that are unnatural. My heart broke, but I had to say no. I would never put my body under the knife, for anyone.”
- She did a dance performance at the 11th International Asia Arts Festival (held in China).
- She has acted in the plays like “The Mouse Trap,” and “And Then There Were None.” “The Mouse Trap” was the product of an amateur theatre group, which was backed by the British Council.
- She has been associated with the Sant Nirankari Mission.
- She is often spotted drinking alcohol in parties.
- She loves animals and has two pet dogs, Bounty and Candy.