Sonika is a wrestler, who represented India in the Asian games.
What prompted her to take up the show? "I was thrilled when I learnt that I would have to perform tricky and challenging stunts on the show," she says. "Being a woman wrestler, I was particularly impressed with the fact that the show is women-oriented and helps these 13 women to overcome fear. It sets an example for others and that is very inspiring."
Most difficult stunt? "After I started doing the stunts, I realised how difficult they were," she says. "All the stunts were difficult for me.
"I was never comfortable with creepy crawlies but now after participating in Khatron Ke Khiladi, I have gotten used to them. I got married just 15 days before we left for South Africa. In fact, I spent my honeymoon more or less performing stunts!" she laughs.
Sonika found Akshay very inspiring. "He is one of the greatest action heroes of India and also my idol," she says. "I've always wondered if he really performed all those stunts on screen, and was quite impressed when I saw him doing that."