Sonu Sood (born 30 July 1973, in Moga, Punjab) is an Indian model, film actor and producer who has acted predominantly in Telugu cinema, Bollywood, and few Tamil and Kannada films. A participant in the Mr.India pageant, he has appeared in commercials for Apollo Tyres, Airtel etc.
In 2009, He has received Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Award for Best Villain and Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award (Telugu) for his work in the Telugu blockbuster, Arundhati. In 2010, He has garnered Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role and IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role for his work in the Bollywood blockbuster, Dabangg. In 2012, He received SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for his work in Julayi. He is best known for antagonist roles in blockbuster films like Yuva (2004), Athadu (2005), Aashiq Banaya Aapne (2005), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Dookudu (2011) and Shootout at Wadala (2013).