Age: 29 Years Religion: Hinduism Hometown: Bengaluru, Karnataka
|Real name||Sambhavi Srinivas Gowda Sonu Gowda – Instagram|
• Social media influencer
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 160 cm
in meters– 1.60 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 3”
|Debut||Film (Kannada): Cadbury (2022)
TV: Suvarna Superstar on Star Suvarna; as a participant (2021)
|Date of Birth||30 June 1994 (Thursday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||29 Years|
|Educational Qualification||Diploma Vijay Karnataka|
|Religion||Hinduism Instagtram – Sonu Srinivas Gowda|
|Tattoo(s)||• The word ‘self-love’ below a tattoo featuring a girl with a backpack on her right forearm
• The word ‘mom’s princess’ inked on her left forearm
• The word ‘Navi Bro’ inked on her right forearm
|Controversies||• Obscene video of Sonu Srinivas Gowda went viral
In 2022, an obscene video of Sonu Srinivas Gowda, allegedly featuring her in a video call, went viral. According to sources, it was her ex-boyfriend Arun, who recorded her during a video call and circulated it over social media. In an interview with a media house, Sonu talked about the incident and said that she was dating a boy of her same caste and wanted to marry him. One day Sonu’s boyfriend insisted to reveal her private parts in a video call and later recorded her. He then began blackmailing her, after which she called off the relationship. Sonu, while talking about the same, said,
He was a boy I knew from the beginning. A member of our caste. I told him at home that I will marry him. Make a video call one day. I did that in a video call as I was not going to get married anyway. He recorded it.explained about him that after a week he started behaving rudely. He kept that video and black-mailed it. After that, I admitted my mistake and asked for forgiveness. After a year and a half, he scared me by sending a message. He threatened to leak the video. Crying I went into depression. After that video was leaked, I haven’t gone to our hometown.” TV9Kannada
• Complaint against Sonu Srinivas Gowda
In 2022, Sonu Srinivas Gowda was accused of a fraud case against a social media user. Reportedly, Sonu, on her Instagram story, publicised an Instagram page that asked people to invest money in a scheme that doubles and returns the money. A follower of Sonu claimed that after seeing the advertisement, decided to invest Rs 10,000 in the investment scheme; however, later, he found that it was a fraud. Soon after, the social media user filed an FIR against Sonu Srinivas Gowda. Daiji World
• Sonu lodged a complaint against social media user
In 2022, Sonu lodged a police complaint against some social media users who were blackmailing her. She alleged that an Instagram page handled by a user named Kishor was harassing her by uploading her fake and obscene videos on social media. In an interview, Sonu talked about the incident and said,
Some are blackmailing me with fake CDs and videos. This is mentally torturing me. I have complained to Bangalore Police Commissioner to take action against him. In this background, the police are searching for the accused.”
|Relationships & More|
Note: During one of the episodes of the Big Boss Kannada OTT (2022), Sonu Srinivas revealed that she was dating a boy named Arun before joining the reality show. Asianet Suvarna
|Parents||Mother– Name not known|
|Siblings||She has a brother named Sagar Srinivas Gowda.|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Sonu Srinivas Gowda
- Sonu Srinivas Gowda is an Indian actress and social media influencer who primarily works in the Kannada entertainment industry. In 2022, she appeared in the Big Boss Kannada OTT, which aired on VOOT.
- Sonu belongs to a south Indian family in Mandya, Karnataka.
- In an interview with a media house, Sonu talked about her parents and said that her father passed away when she was studying in the second standard. According to Sonu, after her father’s death, her uncle used to take care of them. Sonu said,
My father died when I was in second class. I am with my mother and my brother. Our uncle supported us a lot. We owe our uncle till death.”
- She did her schooling at Halaguru, Karnataka and pursued a diploma from a college in Ramanagara, Karnataka. Vijay Karnataka
- Initially, Sonu Srinivas Gowda used to make lip-syncing videos on the Chinese app TikTok. She had more than 800k followers on TikTok.
- Soon after the ban of TikTok, Sonu started uploading her lip-syncing videos on Instagram. As of 2022, she has 862k followers on Instagram. In an interview, Sonu talked about her career as a social media influencer and said,
First came TikTok. I started thinking why not do Tiktok. I wanted to be a heroine from a young age. I came forward from Tik Tok. Then Tiktok got banned. Become a Reels Star, Become a Brand Promoter, Become an Influencer on Instagram.I didn’t know anything about Instagram when I started Tik Tok. I have been on Instagram for two years. From there, how much negativity, how much controversy.”
- In 2021, Sonu made her television debut with the Star Suvarna’s Kannada game show Suvarna Superstar.
- In 2022, Sonu made her digital debut with Viacom 18 ‘s reality show Big Boss Kannada OTT. Sonu Srinivas Gowda appeared in the top 5 contestants of the reality show.
Sonu Srinivas Gowda in a still from the Kannada reality show Big Boss OTT Season one (2022)
- For the reality show Big Boss Kannada OTT, Sonu charged Rs 3 Lakh per month. Prime Time
- According to Sonu, when she was offered a chance to participate in Big Boss, she initially refused it; however, after discussing the offer with her family, she decided to participate in the reality show. In an interview, Sonu talked about this and said,
I think I got a chance because of my straight talk. When I got the call, I said that I don’t like ‘OTT season’. Like a big heroin I avoided. Then I talked to the family and agreed. I am the second contestant. Very happy. Everything negative has become positive after leaving the ‘Bigg Boss’ house. Proud of that too.”
- During one of the Big Boss Kannada episodes, Sonu was voted as the worst performer of the house. The Times of India
- In 2022, Sonu made her film debut with the Kannada film Cadburys in which she played a cameo role.
- In an interview, Sonu talked about her debut film Cadburys and said that she had not attended any auditions for her role. She further explained that the producer came across her viral lip-syncing videos on Instagram and offered her a role in the film. Sonu said,
Presently, I am acting in “Cadburys” movie. Dharma Keerthi Raj is the lead actor of this movie. Adwithi Shetty is the lead actress in this movie. I have an important role to play in this project. I cannot reveal about the kind of character I am going to play in this movie right now. My tik tok videos were very famous and had become viral. Based on those performances, they have given me a chance. I have not given any audition. I was selected directly.”
- Sonu has a self-titled YouTube channel where she posts vlogs related to lifestyle, family and career. As of 2023, she has more than 33K subscribers on her YouTube channel.
Sonu Srinivas Gowda in a still from her first YouTube vlog titled ‘What’s in my bag’ (2021)
- Sonu is often spotted consuming alcohol and smoking Hookah on various occasions.
An Instagram story shared by Sonu Srinivas Gowda about her drinking habit
- She is an avid dog lover and has a pet dog named Breezer. She often posts pictures of her pet dog on various social media platforms.
Sonu Srinivas Gowda and her pet dog, Breezer
|↑1||Sonu Gowda – Instagram|
|↑2, ↑7||Vijay Karnataka|
|↑3||Instagtram – Sonu Srinivas Gowda|
|↑9||The Times of India|