Sonali Phogat Wiki, Age, Death, Husband, Family, Biography & More

 

 

 

Sonali Singh, better known as Sonali Phogat, was an Indian actress and politician. [1]Instagram She was the National Vice President of BJP’s Mahila Morcha. She died of a heart attack in Goa on 22 August 2022.

Wiki/Biography

Sonali Phogat was born on Friday, 21 september 1979 (age 42 years; at the time of death) in Bhuthan Kalan village, Fatehabad, Haryana. Her zodiac sign was Virgo. She grew up in Hisar, Haryana.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 5″

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Brown

 

Family & Caste

Sonali Phogat belonged to a Jaat Family. [2]DNA

Parents & Siblings

Her father was a farmer. She had one brother and three sisters. One of her sister’s name is Sudesh Phogat.

Sonali Phogat with her parents

Sonali Phogat with her sister

Husband

Sonali was married to Sanjay Phogat. Her husband was found dead in mysterious circumstances at his farmhouse in Hisar in 2016. She is survived by a daughter named Yashodhra Phogat.

Sonali Phogat with her husband

Sonali Phogat with her daughter

Relationships/Affairs

Reportedly, she had an affair with her PA Sudhir Sangwan and both resided in a Gurugram society as husband and wife. [3]ABP News

Sonali Phogat with Sudhir Sangwan

Career

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 in Bigg Boss 14

Political Career

Sonali Phogat joined the political party Bharatiya Janata Party in 2008. Subsequently, she was made the National Vice President of BJP Mahila Morcha.

Sonali Phogat during a BJP Mahila Morcha meeting

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 also worked for the BJP in the tribal areas of Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh. Later, she was made in charge of BJP’s scheduled Tribe wing in Haryana, New Delhi, and Chandigarh.

Controversies

  • Sonali was highly criticized for her speech during a rally in the Balsamand Village in Hisar. On 8 October 2019, Phogat asked people to chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and said that those who were not chanting must be from Pakistan. However, she later apologized for making such a statement.

  • On 5 June 2020, a video went viral in which Sonali was seen slapping an official Sultan Singh 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. [4]NDTV

 

Favourites

  • Food: Home Cooked Food
  • Actress: Saira Banu
  • Film: Pinjer (2003)
  • Travel Destination: Paris

Death

On 22 August 2022, Sonali Phogat, reportedly,  died of a heart attack in Goa. [5]The Indian Express On 25 August 2022, her autopsy report was released that confirmed multiple injuries on her body following which Sonali’s family claimed that Sonali was raped by her two assistants before they poisoned and murdered her. [6]Hindustan Times

Facts/Trivia

  • Sonali loved listening to music and dancing in her leisure time.
  • She was very active on various 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 was fond of cats and kept sharing her pictures with cats on her social media accounts.

    Sonali Phogat posing with a cat

  • 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?”

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