Sonali Bendre - the timid actress of bollywood.
Sonali Bendre had created a soft, timid image with her performance in bollywood films. She initially participated in beauty contests and started her career with the film Aag, in 1994, opposite Govinda. she made a very significant impact with her performance in the film Bhai, opposite Sunil Shetty.
Bhai was based on the story of Sunil Shetty, a young villager who came to the city and faced te urbanised opression which others also face and his brother was killed due to several reasons. He became an underqworld don and Sonali Bendre supported him in his war against the actual wrongdoers. Sunil Shetty kiled the rival groups and also the infulential persons, by facing them in forests and other hilly aeras, as he as used to fighting in those places. Pooja Batra played the role of the wife of Sunil Shetty.
Sonali Bendre performed well opposite Shahrukh Khan in the comedy film Duplicate. Shahrukh Khan had acted in aduoble role, one with Juhi Chwala, the other with Sonali Bendre. Sonali Bendre had an affair with the Shahrukh Khan who was a smuggler, and when both the persons were interchanged, she accepted the change in the character of the of the other Sharukh Khan. The song in the film "kab maine yeh sochatha" sung by Udit Narayan became a big hit.
Sonali Bendre did well in the film Hum Saath Saath Hai. She was the wife of Salman Khan, where other leading roles were played by Saif Ali khan, Tabu, Karishma apoor, etc. It was a family drama, dealing with the internal relationships of a rich family.
She even won Star Screen award for best performance in the film Hamare Dil Aapke Pass Hai, opposite Anil Kapoor and Aishwaria Rai. Her other notable films include Zakhm with Ajay Devgan, Tera Mera Saath Rahe, etc.
She left films after 2004. The viewers expect her to make a comeback in bollywood films soon.