Published On: Thu, Aug 25th, 2016

I was ragged in college: Sonakshi Sinha shares her story


I was ragged in college Sonakshi Sinha shares her storyIn her film ‘Akira’, a ragging incident in college triggers the fiery side of Sonakshi Sinha’s character.

Mumbai: In her upcoming film ‘Akira’, a ragging incident in college triggers the fiery side of Sonakshi Sinha’s character, who then lands punches, kicks and sticks on the college goons and others who follow.

Being the daughter of an actor-politician and several kilos heavier than now, did anyone dare rag Sonakshi in college? “Ragging is touched upon greatly in the film (‘Akira’). I feel that I did go through it in SNDT (Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University), which is an all-girls’ college but it was a way of making friends with each other,” she said at an event.

She further added, “Till today, people who ragged me or I ragged my juniors, we are still friends. I think it should be an enjoyable process to everyone and not something that traumatises a student or a child for life. That’s something which needs to be taken care of.”

‘Akira’, directed by A. R. Murugadoss, also stars Anurag Kashyap and Konkona Sen Sharma, releases on September 2.


She is the daughter of legendary Indian actor Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha and sister to Luv Sinha and Kussh Sinha.

She started her career as a model and walked the ramp in the Lakme Fashion week in 2008.

She got her break in movies after being signed up by Salman Khan for his thriller Dabangg (2010)

When the media commented on her resemblance to her father’s former co-star Reena Roy, she and Reena have stated that there is no resemblance and that Sonakshi looks like her mother Poonam Sinha.
Cousin of actress Bhavna and Pooja Ruparel ( Their maternal grandmothers are sister’s).
Sister of Luv and Kush Sinha.
Niece of producer Dr. Lakhan Sinha.
Niece of Pahlaj Nihalani ( Mother’s cousin).
She was born while Shatrughan Sinha was shooting for Maha Yatra with a full on beard.
Cousin Preeta Sinha is Co-founder at One Green Planet in New York, She is the daughter of Lakhan Sinha and is married to a boy named Neil.

Courtesy: DC & IMDB

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology