Sonal Chouhan is an Indian software developer who is best known for being the girlfriend of the 2018 UPSC Examination Topper Kanishak Kataria.
Sonal was born into a middle-class family in the Sirohi District of Rajasthan. After her schooling, she gave the IIT JEE Examination and got enrolled in a B.Tech Computer Science course in IIT Bombay.
While pursuing her B.Tech, Sonal did her summer internships at Housing.com (from May 2012 to June 2012) and BMC Software (from May 2013 to June 2013). After her B.Tech, Sonal went to Tokyo in Japan where she started working as a Software Developer with Rakuten Inc., a Japanese electronic commerce and Internet company. In February 2017, she was promoted to the post of Product Manager at Rakuten.
Family, Caste & Boyfriend
Sonal Chouhan comes from a Scheduled Caste (SC) family of Rajasthan. There is not much information about Sonal Chouhan’s parents. She has a brother named Bhavesh Chouhan.
The 2018 UPSC Examination topper, Kanishak Kataria, is her boyfriend, who met her at IIT Bombay during their B.Tech in Computer Science.
- Sonal Chouhan’s name started doing rounds in media after the results of the 2018 UPSC Examination when Kanishak Kataria, who got the first rank in the Examination, had publicly taken her name during an interaction with media.
- Sonal is very compassionate towards animals and often posts pictures of them on her social media accounts.
- She also loves photography and painting.
- Sonal loves listening to music and her favourite song is “Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin” by Sonu Nigam from the film Agneepath.
- When Kanishak Kataria topped the UPSC Examination, Sonal took to her Facebook account to congratulate him.
- Here’s an interesting video about Kanishak Kataria’s biography: