Bollywood actor Vinod Mehra who died on 30 October 1990 following a heart attack. When Vinod Mehra died his daughter Soniya was only 2 years old. Born on 2 December, 1988 she is the daughter of the late actor Vinod Mehra from his third and last wife Kiran.
She was brought up in Kenya with her brother Rohan by her maternal grandparents. Soniya went to The Mombasa Academy in Mombasa, Kenya and completed her education in London.
She began her training in acting at the age of eight in school where she earned the Gold Medal with an Honours at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts Acting Examinations.