Sonia Sanwalka Wiki, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Sonia Sanwalka is an Indian author. She is known for being the daughter of the popular Indian athlete Milkha Singh.

Wiki/Biography

Sonia Sanwalka was born in Chandigarh. Her family has its roots in Pakistan. Her father moved from Muzaffargarh city in Punjab Province, British India (now Muzaffargarh District, Pakistan) to India after the Partition of India. Her mother was born in Sheikhupura, Punjab (now part of Pakistan), and later, moved to India after the partition.

Sonia Sanwalka in childhood with her family

Sonia Sanwalka in childhood with her family

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Hair Colour: Dark Brown

Eye Colour: Black

Sonia Sanwalka with her father and Farhan Akhtar

Sonia Sanwalka with her father and Farhan Akhtar

Family

Parents & Siblings

Sonia Sanwalka’s father, Milkha Singh, was a popular Indian athlete. His mother, Nirmal Kaur, was a former Indian Volleyball player who had once captained the Indian Women Volleyball team. She has a younger brother named Jeev Milkha Singh, who is an Indian professional Golfer. She has two sisters, Dr. Mona Singh, and Aleeza Grover.

Sonia Sanwalka's father

Sonia Sanwalka’s father, Milkha Singh

Sonia Sanwalka's mother

Sonia Sanwalka’s mother, Nirmal Kaur

Sonia Sanwalka's brother

Sonia Sanwalka’s brother, Jeev Milkha Singh

Sonia Sanwalka with her family

Sonia Sanwalka with her family

Husband

Sonia Sanwalka is married. However, there is no information available about her husband.

Caste

Sonia Sanwalka belongs to a Hindu family. [1]The Indian Express

Career

In 2012, Sonia Sanwalka co-authored his father’s autobiography “The Race of My Life: An Autobiography: A Poetic Journey” along with her father, Milkha Singh. The book was published on 11 September 2021 by Rupa Publications. The book received mixed reviews from the audience and critics.

The Race of My Life book cover

In 2013, Sonia authored the Punjabi edition of his father’s autobiography, which was titled “Bhag Milkha Bhag.”

Bhag Milkha Bhag book cover

Bhag Milkha Bhag book cover

She has also released the Gujarati edition of the book “Bhag Milkha Bhag – Milkha Sinhni Aatmakatha” (2014).

Bhag Milkha Bhag - Milkha Sinhni Aatmakatha

Bhag Milkha Bhag – Milkha Sinhni Aatmakatha

Later, a Bollywood film “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” was released in 2013 which was inspired by Sonia’s book titled “The Race of My Life: An Autobiography: A Poetic Journey.”

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag film poster

Facts/Trivia

  • Sonia has a brother whom her father adopted in 1999. Milkha Singh had adopted the seven-year-old son of Havildar Bikram Singh, who died in the Battle of Tiger Hill. [2]Rediff
  • Her mother, Nirmal Kaur, died of Covid-19 on 13 June 2021.
  • Her father, Milkha Singh, passed away on 18 June 2021 (5 days after his wife’s death) after a month-long battle with Covid-19. Reportedly he recovered from Covid-19 and later developed complications including fever and dropping oxygen saturation levels.

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