Sonu Sood is primarily an Indian actor gone international in the recent past. He has acted in multilingual films like Hindi, Punjabi, Kannada, Telugu, etc. Born on July 30, 1973 in Moga, Punjab. He was also a Mr. India contestant in 1996. Apart from acting, he has also done modeling and film-production projects.
Sonu Sood’s Journey to Fame and Glory
After completing his graduation in electrical engineering, he did modeling and fashion shows in Nagpur, attended Ramp shows for various designers and realized that he had talent for the industry.
After that Sonu moved to Mumbai and got into Bollywood. He has acted in a number of films in different languages ever since.
Sonu also likes to play guitar, watch movies and has a passion for music. Sonu also found his interest in fitness during the last few years.
Achievements and Recognitions of Sonu Sood
Sonu Sood has received a lot of awards for his contribution in Telugu and Bollywood movies. He was awarded the Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Award for Best Villain and Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor- Telugu for Arundhati. Sonu Sood also received the IIFA award for Best Negative Role in the movie Dabangg. He is best known for his roles in blockbuster movies like Yuva (2004), Jodha Akbar (2008), Shootout At Wadala (2013), etc. and his various brand endorsements. He also starred in the movie Kung Fu Yoga co-starring the famous actor Jackie Chan among others.
Sonu Sood’s physical stats are:
- Height – 6’2″ or 188cm
- Weight – 80kg
- Build – Athletic
- Chest measurement – 44″
- Arms/Biceps – 17″
- Waist – 34″
- Shoe size – 12 (UK) or 13 (US)
Training and Workout
Sonu Sood is always regular for his gym regimes and workouts. His gym training last around two and a half hours.
He makes sure to do his functional and cross training laying main emphasis on free weights and body weight for his workout.
Sonu Sood prefers working with light weights and just increases the number of sets to maintain a rhythm.
Every Day Sonu works on two body parts in gym. Although striking a balance between upper and lower body workouts is important to him, he nowadays has stepped up his lower body training to tackle his back problem.
Sonu includes cardio workout for 30 minutes and works out for his abs for 20 minutes, every day.
Sonu often changes his workout exercises, sometimes every week.
Apart from gym training, he loves performing Yoga for an even better satisfaction of mind and body.
He jogs for 40 minutes, often goes swimming and brisk walking when shooting outdoors and has a lack of availability of gym.
On a weekend or a holiday he will head out with his cycle, many times covering a distance of 40 kilometers.
He pursues aerobics on a regular basis and also practices kick-boxing for 15-20 days every couple of months to keep himself energized and lively.
Sonu says that there is no shortcut to having a good body. One should strategize and follow a strict regime for his/her goals but without getting much stressed about it.
Nutrition and Diet Plan
Sonu is extremely disciplined with his healthy fooding habits. He says that he has no cheat days as such. Being a Punjabi, Sonu loves sweets but after entering the profession he gave it all up except the sweet savory, rasgolla. His diet includes a lot of fruits, omelets, oat meals, grains and lentils. He tries six meals each day with each meal separated by two hours intervals.
Sonu never skips his breakfast, often comprising of muesli or wheat flakes, omelets made of 8 egg whites, fruits and fruit juice.
His lunch comprises of a small bowl of brown rice, dal (pulses) and salad, sometimes also a bowl of curd.
For evening snacks, Sonu either takes fruits or coconut water and brown bread sandwich while for dinner he takes protein shake and egg whites with veggies and a bowl of soup.
He also likes to have his protein shake after a workout session with salad and sprouts.
Sonu is fully vegetarian and avoids junk food, smoking and drinking. Sonu is not very fond of carbs in his diet. They add to the water retention in the body. So if he has to look lean for a role, he avoids salt and carbs completely for a day or two.
Idols, Influences and Motivation
Sonu Sood finds Sylvester Stallone as his fitness idol, along with Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. For him going to the gym is like performing an important daily ritual. He says after working out hard, you just cannot let that spent effort to go to waste and this motivates him to further keep himself fit and healthy.
Sonu is a great actor and has a fantastic physique. He has strong will power and teaches us to work hard for the goals we have set. Sonu also says that research pays a lot. Sonu says that laugh, live your life freely and love the others around you to keep your mind calm.
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