Sonia is an Indian actress whose father was from Lahore and mother from Peshawar, who move to Kashmir during Partition. She has six sisters and two brothers, and she’s the youngest one She was a theatre artist since childhood and her talent was discovered by filmmakers like Roop Shourie and I.S. Johar. She made her debut in I.S. Johar’s film Johar Mehmood in Goa. She signed a five-year contract with Johar, which meant she could only work in his ventures. Her films appealed to the family audience as they were light heart comedies. She worked in a Jungle theme movie, Maya directed by John Berry. She worked along with the pioneer of the entertainment industry, Dev Anand in the film, Akalmand.

As her contract came to an end she was seen in flicks like Bandish, Sasta Kanoon, etc. she worked with Dharmendra and Hema Malini in Sharafat directed by Asit sen where she played the part as Rekha (1970). She has played the second lead to artists like Parveen Baabi, Rekha, Hema Malini, etc. She portrayed the character, Lily in Andaz, which was a superhit film of its time starring Shammi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Rajesh Khanna directed by Ramesh Sippy. She made appearance in the Raj Kapoor direction hit movie Bobby as the wife of Pran’s character and mother of Raj, who was portrayed by Rishi Kapoor.