Sonu Sood is an Indian film actor, model, and producer who acts predominantly in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil films. He has also appeared in a few Kannada and Punjabi films. In 2009, he received Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Award for Best Villain and Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor â Telugu for his work in the Telugu blockbuster, Arundhati. In 2010, He garnered Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role and IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role for the Bollywood blockbuster, Dabangg. In 2012, He received SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for Julayi. He is best known for roles in blockbuster films like Yuva (2004), Athadu (2005), Aashiq Banaya Aapne (2005), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Dookudu (2011) and Shootout at Wadala (2013). He also appeared in commercials for Apollo Tyres, Airtel etc. In July 2016, he established the production house Shakti Sagar Productions, which is named after his father, Shakti Sagar.