Sonal Jha is well-known as the possessive mother (Iraavati Alok Shekhar) of her spoilt daughter Sanchi in the popular Colours channel daily soap Balika Vadhu. Although the long running serial Balika Vadhu had been playing since 2008, Sonal Jha had entered the show during August 2012 as the the mother of the protagonist Shivraj Shekhar. Along with her, the actors Sudhir Pandey, Jaineeraj Rajpurohit, and Anita Kulkarni had also entered the show as members of her family. Before Balika Vadhu, Sonal Jha had appeared on the series Mano Ya Na Mano and Bombay Lawyers. Sonal Jha is also an accomplished dancer who had been felicitated with the title Prabhaker in Kathak from Prayag Sangeet Samiti.
She has also appeared in the serials Na Ana Is Desh Lado (2009-12), Hum Ladkiya- Mayke Se Sasural Tak (2008-09), and Sapno Ke Bhanwaar Mein (2011-12). In Hum Ladikiya, she plays the role of Subhadra, loyal wife of Kailash Nath and a sincere daughter-in-law of Ayodhya Singh.
Born: 29 July 1971
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