She made her Hindi film debut in the adult sex comedy Grand Masti wherein she played the role of Mamta, wife of Ritesh Deshmukh's character.Kulkarni also made a cameo appearance in Ajay Devgan starer Singham 2.त्यामुळे अनेक पुरूषांना हे वागणं मांजरीसारखं वाटतं.
Sonalee Kulkarni was born on to Manohar and Savinder Kulkarni in the army cantonment of Khadki, near Pune.
her father Manohar Kulkarni is a retired Army Doctor who served Army Medical Center for 30 years.
she also has a post graduation degree in mass communication from Indira School of Business Management.
The 1st time Sonalee witnessed a motion picture camera was in FTII, Pune, while doing a small role in a docu-drama.
Her mother, Savinder is Punjabi who worked for COD at Dehu Road, Pune.