Sonali Phogat had contested the 2019 Haryana election from Adampur as a BJP candidate, taking on then Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi.

She had gone to Goa with some of her employees. She complained of uneasiness while she was at 'Curlies' restaurant in Anjuna and was taken to St Anthony hospital in North Goa.

There is no foul play in the case, Goa Police chief Jaspal Singh told news agency PTI. "There are no external injury marks on the body,"

"Prime facie, the cause of death is established as heart attack but further medical examination is on," senior police official Jivba Dalvi said.

She has a daughter, Yashodhara Phogat. Her husband, Sanjay Phogat, died at 42 in 2016 at their farmhouse.

She made her acting debut in 2016 with the TV show 'Amma: Ek Maa Jo Laakhon Ke Liye Bani Amma'. She was also a part of the web series, 'The Story Of Badmashgarh' in 2019.

Sonali Phogat contested the 2019 Haryana election from Adampur as a BJP candidate. She lost to Kuldeep Bishnoi, who was the Congress candidate.