A small town girl, Sofea came from Kanpur to Mumbai, the city of dreams, to fly with an airline as an air hostess. She got her portfolio done and started her career in the glam world. Her first assignment was an International fashion show, which got her accolades and she was immediately noticed by a satellite channel in Mauritius.
She hosted a TV travel show in Mauritius and did couple of television commercials: Nutrilite butter, Hathway cable, and others. The Nutrilite butter ad got her the feature film Do Dilon Ke Khel Mein scheduled for 14th May’10 release, in which she did a item number “ Resham Ka Dupatta”, a rustic song sung by Rekha Bhardwaj and written by Vijay Akela and composed by famous music director Anu Mallik’s brother Daboo Mallik. Sofea sensuously gyrates as a village belle in this item song which is choreographed by Rajiv Dinkar. One can’t help but notice her comfort with the camera and her rhythmic fluid dance, the credit for which goes to Shiamak Davar’s dance training.
Sofea has already bagged a meaty role in feature film “Amarapaali”, a project of Eternal Films, Produced and Directed Atul K. Garg. She has recently signed a untitled film to be produced by Bombay Talkies with A list stars, in which she has an item song. Also in the pipeline is a south film – “Unmai Geniuss” directed by Ravi in which she plays the lead role, this film will be shot in Germany, Mexico and Spain and is a action thriller.
Asked whether making a debut by doing an item song is the right way, she immediately replies saying “why not, today many top leading actresses are doing a cameo item song, so why not me. Besides am a trained dancer and have the body”.
Her ambition to make it big in tinsel town, coupled with positive attitude, has already got Sofea two south films, and she is also looking forward to few Hindi films. Asked if acting was the desired career, she says dreamily that she always loved the Hindi films since childhood as they took one to the fantasy land full of humor, romance, dance and song coupled with action.
Coming from a conservative family, it was little difficult in the beginning for her to convince her parents and shift to Mumbai. Once they saw her TV commercial they were convinced with her persuasion to make a career in Glamour industry. She likes Sushmita Sen and idolizes Kajol for her acting and screen presence. Her Bollywood crush is none other than the King Khan with whom she dreams to work some day.