Sonakshi Sinha is the daughter of actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha and Punam Sinha. She has two brothers, Luv Sinha and Kussh Sinha. Luv is also an aspiring actor.She has also done a course in fashion designing from SNDT in mumbai.
Sinha started her career as a model and walked the ramp at the Lakme Fashion week 2008 and then again in Lakme Fashion week 2009.Sonakshi Sinha is also a fashion designer. She designed costumes for movie "Mera Dil Le ke Dekho" in 2005.
She made her acting debut with the 2010 film "Dabangg" co-starring Salman Khan. The film went on to become one of the highest grossing Bollywood films. She also featured as the cover girl of Indian Edition of Maxim Magazine for month December, 2010.