Name- Soni Razdan
Date of Birth- 15 October 1956
Age- 64 years(as in 2020)
Mother- Gertrude Hoelzer
Father- Narendra Nath Razdan
Sister– Tina Razdan
Marital Status/Marriage- Married
Husband- Mahesh Bhatt
Son- Rahul Bhatt (step son)
Daughter- Shaheen Bhatt, Alia Bhatt & Pooja Bhatt
Height- 5’3 approx.
Net Worth- N/A
Soni Razdan Biography
Soni Razdan is a British actress and film director who is known for her work in Bollywood industry. She is a prominent actress of not just Bollywood but Hollywood as well. Over the years, she has got immense popularity and name as an actress in the Bollywood industry. She is an highly talented actress who received training from a well-reputed acting institute. Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt is her younger daughter. She is married to prominent director of Industry Mahesh Bhatt. Let’s now read more about her in this detailed biography.
Soni Razdan Family
She was born in Birmingham, UK into a high class Muslim family. Her father name is Narendra Nath Razdan, a Kashmiri Pandit and mother name is Gertrude Hoelzer, a German woman. She has a sister named Tina Razdan. Not much is known about her family.
Soni Razdan Husband
She is married to prominent Bollywood’s director Mahesh Bhatt. Though their love story was never smooth at all. They fell in love when Mahesh was still married to Kiran Bhatt. He had two children with her, Pooja Bhatt and Rahul Bhatt. Things get very complicated in the family because of all this. Mahesh admitted in an interview that after his family got to know about Soni, both his children had issues with her and there was resentment from them as for Pooja and Rahul, Soni was someone who was taking their father away from them.
He further said that even Soni and Kiran had few fights but once they got married, everything got settle down and now all of them shares good relationship with each other. Despite being married to Mahesh, Soni never have the responsibilities of Pooja and Rahul.
Soni Razdan Children
She has two beautiful daughters with Mahesh Bhatt. Her elder daughter is Shaheen Bhatt, a writer and younger daughter is Alia Bhatt, one of the top actresses of Bollywood. Other than this, she is step mother of Pooja Bhatt and Rahul Bhatt. Also, she is aunt of Emraan Hashmi.
Soni Razdan Career
She started her career as an artist with theatre. Her first stage show was in English theatre with John Fowler’s The Collector and she later moved to Hindi shows with “Bund Darwaze”, which was Satyadev Dubey’s adaptation of Jean Paul Sartre’s No Exit.
After seeing her photos an Italian director wanted to cast her as Mary in his mini-series titled Jesus of Nazareth but later the role went to actress Olivia Hussey and Soni was casted in the role of a young grieving mother.
She then appeared in hit Doordarshan television show “Buniyaad” as Sulochana. Other than this, she also worked in serials like Saahil, Gaatha, and many more. After acting for a while, she turned into direction with show “Aur Phir Ek Din” aired on Star Plus and One Fine Day starring Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney.
She has also been part of many Bollywood movies including Saaransh, Mandi, Sadak, Page 3, Patiala House, Shootout at Wadala, Raazi, Yours Truly and a lot more. Soni, other than her work is also known for her bold statements and for taking strong stand for her family members and friends.
Some Lesser Known & Interesting Facts About Soni Razdan
Have a look at some interesting facts about her:
- She is mother of Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt and writer Shaheen Bhatt.
- Soni is second wife of director Mahesh Bhatt and they got married in April 1986. In order to marry her, her husband Mahesh converted to Islam.
- Initially, she started her career as a theatre artist with John Fowler’s “The Collector”.
- In 1981, she got her breakthrough role with movie “36 Chowringhee Lane”.
- Other than acting, she has also directed several movies including Nazar, Adnan Khan, Love Affair, etc.
- She is a passionate lover and loves exploring new places.