'Dabangg': Sonakshi won a million hearts with her debut film opposite Salman Khan who offered her the role after seeing her dancing at a function. Sonakshi lost 30 kg weight over two years to portray her character of a village girl in the film. 'Dabangg' was the highest grossing film of 2010
'Rowdy Rathore': Two years after the release of 'Dabangg', Sonakshi was seen opposite Akshay Kumar in this blockbuster film which was also the highest grossing film. In the same year Sonakshi was also recognised as the highest grossing actress of 2012
'Dabangg 2': In 2012, she starred in the sequel of 'Dabangg' which was also declared a blockbuster. Sonakshi reprised her role of village belle playing mother to Chulbul Pandey's kids
'Lootera': Sonakshi earned critical acclaim with her role of Pakhi Roy Choudhary in this romantic period drama opposite Ranveer Singh. She donned an authentic Bengali look for the film which was set in Bengal in 1950s and won several awards for best actress
'R... Rajkumar': In the year 2013, Sonakshi starred in Prabhu Dheva directed Bollywood action masala. Sonakshi upped one level as she also performed some action scenes in the film. The film received mixed response, but was a commercial success nevertheless
On the 'Dabangg' girl Sonakshi Sinha's 31st birthday today, we look at five of her best peformances in Bollywood so far
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