Saloni Aswani

Saloni Aswani

Saloni Aswani
Born Vandana Aswani
June 1, 1979 (1979-06-01) (age 31)
Ulhasnagar, Maharashtra, India
Other name(s) Saloni
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003-present

Saloni Aswani (born on 1 June, 1979 as Vandana Aswani) is an Indian film actress and model, who has appeared in Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu language films.


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Acting career
  • 3 Filmography
  • 4 External links

[edit] Early life

Saloni was born in Ulhasnagar, Maharashtra into a Sindhi-speaking family as Vandana. Her father was a Customs Officer. The family moved to CGS quarters at Wadala, Mumbai, when she was around 5 years old. It is here she started getting interested in acting.

After completing school, she enrolled in Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University (SNDT) near New Marine Lines/Churchgate, Mumbai, and after graduating in Psychology, she took acting lessons in Ashok Kumar's Acting Academy, run by his daughter, Preeti Ganguly.

Throughout her academic career, she had always participated in dramas, especially mimicking Sridevi. She also participated with a theater group "Kala Sansad". Her initial appearances were in commercials from Vaseline, Lifebuoy, Parachute Oil, Moove, Chic shampoo, Three roses tea, Meera soaps, etc.

[edit] Acting career

She made her acting debut in the 2003 Hindi film Dil Pardesi Ho Gaya, directed by Sawaan Kumar Tak, who rechristened her as Saloni. She then got to appear in her first Telugu film Dhana 51 (2005) and followed it up with Oka Oorillo. 2006 she starred in five films, performing lead roles in Chukkallo Chandrudu and Kokila in Telugu and Rehguzar and Saawan: The Love Season in Hindi. She also did a special appearance for the film Boss: I Love You. 2007 she debuted in Tamil, starring in the film Madurai Veeran, which was her only release that year. Also in 2008, she had only one release with Budhivanta, her Kannada debut. The 2009 Kannada film Dubai Babu also featured her in a pivotal role, before her next Telugu film Magadheera released, in which she essayed a minor supporting role. She has enacted a lead role in S. S. Rajamouli's latest venture Maryada Ramanna with Sunil as the protagonist.

[edit] Filmography

Year Film Role Language Notes
2003 Dil Pardesi Ho Gayaa Rukhsaa Khan Hindi
2005 Dhana 51 Lakshmi Mahesh Chandra Telugu
Oka Oorillo Lalitha Telugu
2006 Chukkallo Chandrudu Shalini Telugu
Reguzar Neha Kapoor Hindi
Kokila Kokila Telugu
Saawan: The Love Season Kajal Kapoor Hindi
Boss, I Love You
Telugu Special appearance
2007 Madurai Veeran Priya Mayandi Tamil
2008 Budhivanta Shanthi Kannada
2009 Dubai Babu
Telugu Special appearance
2010 Mr. Theertha
Maryada Ramanna Aparna Telugu Super Hit

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