Today, Sonakshi Sinha is celebrating her 31st birthday and needless to say, she has carved out a niche for herself in the Hindi Film Industry. Sonakshi was born on June 2, 1987, in Patna into a Maithilis Kayastha family. She is born in the family of legendary actor Shatrugan Sinha and Poonam Sinha. She made her Bollywood debut opposite superstar Salman Khan with Dabangg. Her performance in the film garnered much love appreciation from the audience. She instantly rose to fame after Abhinav Kashyap’s directoral was released. Her crackling chemistry with Salman Khan left us all impressed.  Since then, she has acted in many movies and has even given us some memorable on-screen characters.

Her most notable performances, include Rajjo Pandey in Dabang, Sukhmeet in Son of Sardar, Pakhi Roychowdhury in Lootera, the protagonist in Akira and journalist Noor Roy Chowdhury in Noor. Sonakshi. She received critical acclaim for her portrayal of a woman suffering from tuberculosis in the romantic drama Lootera for which she received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. In fact, many of you may not know this that Sonakshi started her career as a costume designer and had designed the costumes for films such as ‘Mera Dil Leke Dekho’ in 2005. She then, made her acting debut in the 2010 film Dabangg. The movie became the highest-grossing film of 2010 and ultimately emerged as an all-time blockbuster. Interestingly, her movies are more famous for her dialogues.

As the talented diva turns a year older today, we bring you her five most popular dialogues:

 

1- Thappad se darr nahi lagta sahab … pyar se lagta hai- Dabangg

2. Insaan ki zindagi par shaq hota hai … bus wahi nahi milta jispar hamara haq hota hai- Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobara

3. Rishtey jazbaat se bante hai … zabardasti se nahi– Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobara

4. Jithe maafi hai uthe pyar hai … jithe pyar hai uthe rab hai—Son of Sardar

5. Asli bahadur woh nahi hote joh camera ke peeche sawaal poochte hai … asli bahaduri woh dikhate hai joh camera ke samne aakar sach bolne ki himmat rakhte hai–Noor

Sonakshi was last seen in the film Welcome to New York that also starred Diljit Dosanjh, Karan Johar, Riteish Deshmukh and Lara Dutt. The movie was released on 23 February. Currently, the actress has her kitty full with projects like Karan Johar’s multi-starrer Kalank, Happy Phir Bhaag Jayegi and Dabangg 3. It goes without saying that Sonakshi has come a long way during the 8 years of her Bollywood journey. Well, we too wish Sonakshi a very Happy Birthday.