Who is behind Sonu Sood’s Philanthropy?


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Sonu Sood was born on 30th July 1973 in Moga, Punjab is an Indian film actor producer. He acts in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Punjabi films. His father’s name is Shakti Sagar Sood, is an entrepreneur and mother’s name is Saroj Sood, a teacher. He was married in 1996 with Sonali and  they have two sons, Ishant and Ayaan.

He started his career in Tamil industry with films like Kallazhagar and Nenjinile. Then he joined Bollywood with films, like Shaheed-E-Azam, as Bhagat Singh in 2002. Later he signed for the films like Yuva in 2004 and in Aashiq Banaya Aapne in 2005.

In the year of 2005 with the release of Super in Tollywood he received greater recognition for his work. In 2009 he played a negative role in Abhinav Kashyap’s Dabangg, co-starring with Salman Khan.His Kannada debut in the year 2011 with Vishnuvardhana, was praised for his work.

He gained praise for his fantastic performance and received several awards in 2009.  The Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Award for Best Villain, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Telugu for Arundhati.

In 2010 The Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role and the IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role for the Bollywood blockbuster Dabangg,  in 2012 The SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for Julayi.

He not only gained fame for his film career but for his philanthropic deeds. He tried to make an effort to help the needy during this pandemic. He has shown how people who have power and potential can use their position.  He had arranged buses to help the migrant workers reach their homes.

Sonu Sood was moved when he read an article about a villager sold his cow, the only source of income, to buy a smart phone for his daughter, so that she can continue her online classes. Immediately he helped that person.

When he saw a video clip on Twitter wherein a tomato farmer in Madanapalle in Chittoor district was ploughing his farm with his two daughters carrying the yoke on their shoulders, instead of the oxen, he came their rescue and bought a tractor for the farmer.

This reel life villain once again proved himself as hero in real life by helping 2 crore migrants find employment through his new initiative Pravasi Rozgar. He seeks help from his friends. It includes a website which will act as a ‘Skill Exchange’ that connects job seekers to job providers.

This app collects data of job seekers, helps them create a profile, assess their skills and if needed train them. On the other hand, help job providers  reaching out to the perfect workers, who can help them grow their industry.

The initiative uses partnership with the local community based organizations, NGOs, Panchayats, government supported entities like Common Service Centre for community outreach. Sonu said that the platform will be scaled up in terms of numbers of people that it can reach out to and the scope of work.

Avaaz24 salutes this real life hero Sonu Sood and understands that it is his generous heart which is behind all his Philanthropic deeds!

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