Sonali Phogat has been the talk of the town ever since she left acting to become a politician. She regularly entertains her fans by giving them a glimpse into her lifestyle. She is now a familiar face on Indian television who recently entered Bigg Boss 14.
Here are a few things you might be curious to know about her:
- Sonali Phogat was born in a farmer’s family in Hisar, Haryana. Her parents married her off after she completed 10th grade.
- She once revealed about how her husband has always supported her when she wanted to pursue acting and get into politics.
- Sonali Phogat heads BJP’s Mahila Morcha, Haryana. She is the vice president of this unit. She also presides over the scheduled tribe morcha in places like Delhi, Chandigarh, Haryana and Punjab.
- Phogat appeared on the silver screen in a TV serial called Ek Maa Jo Laakhon Ke Liye Bani Amma in 2016. She then acted in Chhoriyan Chhoron S Kam Nahi Hoti, Haryanvi film. Her last filmy appearence was in a web series called The Story Of Badmashgarh (2019).
- Tragedy struck her in December 2016. Her husband succumbed to mysterious circumstances. She is the mother of Yashodhara Phogat.
- A controversy in June 2020 drew everyone’s attention towards her. Sonali Phogat was seen hitting Balsamand market secretary Sultan Singh with a slipper. The video of this incident became viral. She then claimed that it was Singh who used explicit language against her.
- She questioned the patriotism of some people when they didn’t chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ during an election rally. Phogat told them,”Those who cannot say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, their vote has no value”. “Shame on those who cannot chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai.”
- Sonali Phogat felt elated when she was given an opportunity to be a part of Bigg Boss. She views Nikki Tamboli, Rubina Dilak and a few others as threats to her saty in the Bigg Boss house.
- Phogat is now a wild card contestant in the show. She revealed that she will play it safe this time.
- In January 2021, Sonali Phogat received backlash on social media after she threw used food boxes on the bed of another contestant Nikki Tamboli. In retaliation, Taboli called Phogat’s actions disrespectful towards food, a view that was echoed by many viewers. Shortly she was again in the news after she was seen abusing contestant Rubina Dilaik. Her argument with Dilaik again earned Phogat flak on social media.
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