Edward Sonnenblick, an American who can speak in both Hindi and broken Marathi, became popular in India after his performance in the 2011 Marathi film, Gajaar – The Journey of a Soul. This film won several awards and nominations, produced by Sunill Khosla, who adapted the film to Hindi and has been entitled as Mokssh – The Journey of a Soul.

Edward was from Cupertino, California, who’s working as a chef. He loved cooking food for large group of people, but somewhere in his heart, he knows that he should really enter the glamour world of the film industry. Edward never thought of leaving his own country, but one day, after watching the film Lagaan, he was astounded by it and since then, he started watching Bollywood films and read several books about India. He even learned how to speak Hindi through a lesson book. In year 2005, he decided to fly to India and completely fell in love with the country. During that time, Edward was into Vipassana meditation, one of the oldest meditation technique in India that was rediscovered for over 2,500 years ago by Gotama Buddha. So it is also a big draw for him that India has lots of Vipassana centers. 

When he returned to India in the year 2007, he already had an intention of starting his acting career in the country. Things worked out the way he wanted it to be and he started doing what he loves to do. 

In 2009, Edward played as Captain James Manson and Captain John W. Nelson in the historical drama serial, Jhansi Ki Rani, broadcasted on Zee TV. In 2010, he was seen in the Hindi romance film Anjaana Anjaani, which stars Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor. Then in 2011, he became part of the Sunny Deol-starrer, Yamla Pagla Deewana. In the same year, he also appeared in the Telugu historical film, Rajanna as Governor Curzon, which stars Nagarjuna, but his biggest break came when he played a significant role as Eric, a Anthropology researcher, in the award-winning film, Gajaar – The Journey of a Soul. In year 2012, Edward was seen as a collector in another Nagarjuna-starrer entitled Shirdi Sai, followed by the historical war drama film Chittagong, where he played as Col. Tait. He also donned an episodic in the television series, Darr Ki Sachchi Tasveerein in the same year.

Besides living in the country he loves the most, he also got the chance to meet his one true love, Sonal Mehta, a short film maker. They got married on March 18, 2010.


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