Cassian Baliarsingh

The ever-graceful Sonali Bendre celebrates her birthday today on New Year. The timeless beauty known for her captivating performances has been part of several memorable films. She was the crush of every 90s kid.

The stunning diva who stole the hearts of millions of her fans successfully battled a ‘high-grade cancer’. Even though she is away from movies now, she was the most sought-after actress in the 90s.

Every director and producer wanted her to sign their films while actors and cricketers were crazy for her and some even wanted to marry her. However, the cute actress married her love and best friend Goldie Behl, who is a director and producer. The couple now has a son named Ranveer.

As the gorgeous beauty turns a year older, let us take a look into her alleged love life:

Govinda: The 90s superstar Govinda has worked with Sonali Bendre in one or two movies, the most remembered one being Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain. People loved the chemistry of Govinda and Sonali in the film. Govinda also was smitten by the timeless beauty and once during an interview revealed that he would have proposed to Sonali if he hadn’t married.

Suniel Shetty: There were several reports that Sonali had a huge crush on Suniel after they worked together in several romantic movies like Takkar, Sapoot, Qahar, and Bhai. However, Suniel Shetty was married to his childhood sweetheart Mana and Sonali chose to remain his silent admirer rather than break his marriage. However, it is yet to be ascertained if there is any truth in those rumours.

Shoaib Akhtar: Pakistani cricketer was crazy about Sonai after she appeared in the very famous ‘Nirma’ soap advertisement. The fast bowler has more than often revealed that he was a huge fan of Sonali and used to keep her pictures in his wallet and was even thinking of kidnapping her. On several occasions, he confessed his love for the eternal beauty while she never showed any interest in the fast bowler.

Raj Thackeray: Among the many males who were crazy for Sonali Bendre was also Maharashtra politician Raj Thackeray, brother of Uddhav Thackeray. Reports suggest that although Raj was married, he wanted to marry Sonali, but Bal Thackeray advised him against it.