Sonia Sahni is a Bollywood film actress. Her father was from Lahore and her mother from Peshawar but her parents shifted to Kashmir before Partition. She started acting in films with Johar-Mehmood in Goa with actors I.S. Johar and Mehmood. Her other notable films are "Maalik, "Buddha Mil Gaya, "Bobby, "Dharam Karam, "Chacha Bhatija and "Jangal Mein Mangal. Buddha Mil Gaya, a big movie in her career. Her husband was Shiv Palitana, who expired in 1990. She has a son Ketan, and a stepson, Dhiren from her husband's first wife.
Producer/director Roop Shourie and I.S.Johar cast Sonia in 'Johar Mehmood in Goa'. The film ' Johar Mehmood at Goa' was a silver Jubilee hit. Sonia signed a five year contract with I.S. Johar. She worked with Mehmood, "Kishore Kumar, "Sanjeev Kumar, Dev Kumar, Sujit Kumar etc. during that period. She could also act opposite heroes like '"Dharmendra, "Raj Kapoor, "Raaj Kumar, "Dev Anand, "Sanjeev Kumar' etc. In the 1973 film 'Bobby', she acted as Mrs. Sushma Nath, mother of "Rishi Kapoor. Later she acted as second lead in many movies of popular heroines such as "Hema Malini, "Waheeda Rehman, "Parveen Babi, "Zeenat Aman, "Rekha' etc.