Sonal Devraj is an Indian dancer and social media influencer who is known for founding the dance company Naach with her friend Nicole Concessao.
Sonal Devraj was born on Tuesday, 4 September 1990 (age 32 years; as of 2022) in Chennai. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. She hails from Kerala. She grew up in Bahrain, an island country in Western Asia, where did her schooling. Thereafter, she moved to Mumbai. She pursued a bachelor’s degree in management studies at Smt. M.M.K College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai, and she also pursued a course in Certified management accounting (USA) When she was a child she started learning Bharatnatyam, jive and Bollywood dance. She moved to Bahrain when she was young and started learning other dance forms there.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Figure Measurements (approx.): 34-28-36
Parents & Siblings
Sonal’s father’s name is Devraj.
Her mother’s name is Vidhya Devraj.
Sonal is dating the founder of Veda Film Factory and Veda Factory, Sampat Singh Rathore, since 2014.
In 2010, she became Miss Kerala’s 2nd runner-up.
Sonal made her debut with the Malayalam film Mullassery Madhavan Kutty Nemom P. O. in 2012.
She has appeared in the music videos Dhindora (2021) and Conga (2021).
In 2014, she and her friend Nicole Concessao started the dance company ‘Team Naach’ which taught various dance forms like Bollywood, hip hop, belly fusion, classical fusion, and freestyle to students in India and even abroad. The first class that they took had only 20 students. In 2007, Nicole and Sonal met in college and became friends because they were part of the same dance team. After their graduation, they went on to pursue their own career, but their passion for dance brought them together and they decided to start Team Naach. She used to take classes with Nicole in a studio twice a week, but not many students got along with them.
Their first video on the song Muqabala went viral on social media and they became really famous. Many students joined them through social media and started learning Kathak, hip hop, and belly dance. In an interview, she talked about this and said,
There was a new studio which opened in Khar, Mumbai and since both of us loved dancing, we decided to teach a class on an impulse. To attract students, we posted a song on our Facebook pages. We rendered Prabhudeva’s Muqabala in HipHop, Kathak and bellydance and got a lot of love online from our friends and juniors in college. That marked our initiation into the world of online dance.”
Sonal and Nicole run a YouTube channel with the name ‘Team Naach’ that has over four million subscribers.
- She has a music note tattoo inked on her left hand and the word ‘Naach’ inked on her back.
- She finished school in Bahrain and came to Mumbai to study. There she started taking part in many dance competitions and gigs.
- She participated in the beauty pageant and after becoming the runner-up there, she was offered many South Indian films. She did her first movie, but while she was shooting her second film, the directors stopped responding to her calls and made the film without her.
- Before becoming a dancer, she changed many professions. She did modelling, acting, and worked as a wedding photographer.
- In an interview, she revealed her unpleasant experience with some of the producers and directors became a reason for her to not continue acting.
- She is often spotted drinking alcoholic beverages on various occasions.