Sonali’s first ever movie was Aag in 1994, when she was nineteen years old. She played the lead role of Parul. Sonali received Filmfare Award for Lux new Face of the Year and Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer – Female 1995.
Hum Saath Saath Hain
Sonali’s another hit movie was Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1999 where she played the role of a doctor called Preeti. Tabu, Karisma Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Mohnish Behl and Salman Khan was also part of this movie. This movie was a blockbuster according to the Box Office India and became the highest grossing film of the year.
Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai
Sonali was playing a supporting role of Khushi in Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai in 2000. She received Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actress.
Sonali’s first Marathi film was Anahat in 2003. Anahat was based on a woman pushes against social mores by declaring her right to sexual realisation. Sonali played the role of Queen Sheelavati. She received Star Screen Awards for Best Actress Marathi.
Sonali’s another hit movie was Duplicate in 1998. She played the role of Lily opposite Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla. Duplicate was Sonali’s second movie with Shah Rukh Khan after English Babu Desi Mem.