Sonali Gupta was the daughter of the famous Bengali Film director Dinen Guipta. She born in Kolkata in the year 1957. Her mother Koyel Gupta was also an actress of Bengali films. Sonali’s real name was Simanti. Nick name Bakul. She changed her name for the films. Sonali was educated in Andrews School, Kolkta and passed the Higher Secondary Examinationfrom that school.
Sonali made her debut in the film “Pratishruti”, directed by her father Dinen Gupta. Apart from her father’s films she had acted in many other Bengali films of other directors like Tapan Saha’s film “Harmonium” and “Ek Je Chilo Desh”. She was moderately successful in the Bengali film industry. She attended the Seol film festival for the film “Harmunium”. Sonali was retired from film industry after marriage, and concentrated on family life as wife and mother. She has one son and one daughter.