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 – 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. In July 2016, he established the production house Shakti Sagar Productions, which is named after his father, Shakti Sagar.