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Pooja Hegde is a famous Indian model and film actress. Her works in Hindi, Telegu, and Tamil films gained her popularity in the acting industry. Moreover, she is best known for her work in Mohenjo Daro (2016). Also, she was crowned as the second runner-up at the Miss Universe India 2010 competition.

about Pooja

Born13 October 1990
Age31 years
BirthplaceMangalore, Karnataka
Heightin centimetres- 175cm
in metres- 1.75m
in feet inches- 5’9”
Weight53kg
Figure34-25-34
Eye colourBrown
Hair colour Black
Relationshipnot known
StatusSingle

Early life and family of Pooja Hegde

Pooja Hegde was born on 13 October 1990. Her birthplace is Mumbai, Maharastra. Hence, her zodiac sign is Libra. She was born and brought up in Udupi. However, Udupi is a state in Karnataka. Her father’s name is Manjunath Hedge. Also, he is a lawyer.

Moreover, her mother’s name is Latha Hegde. She is an Immunologist and Genetics Professional. She also has a brother, Rishabh Hegde, who is a doctor. 

Moreover, she is a postgraduate in commerce. The name of her college is M.M.K College. It is also in Mumbai. 

Career of Pooja Hegde

Pooja Hegde began her career by participating in Miss India 2009 competition. However, she was eliminated in an early round. But she also won the Miss India Talented 2009 Honour. However, she applied for Miss Universe India in 2010. Also, she successfully won the second runner-up position. She was also crowned Miss India South Glamorous Hair 2010 in the associate competition. She made her acting debut with the 2012 Tamil movie “Mugamoodi.” In 2016, she made her acting debut with ‘Mohenjo Daro.’ 

In February 2020, Pooja was also cast in Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. Also, this movie will star Salman Khan. Also in this year, she worked in the film- Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo. However, this movie starred Allu Arjun. Also it was one of the highest-grossing Telegu films by crossing over 250 crores. In 2021, she also worked in Most Eligible Bachelor, which Bommarilu Bhaskar directed.

Also, her upcoming projects are revealed. She will work in Radhe Shyam with Prabhas. Moreover, she will be in Circus, directed by Rohit Shetty. Here, she will be the lead actress, and Ranveer Singh will also play opposite her. 

Achievements and titles of Pooja Hegde

Pooja Hegde also was the second runner-up in Miss Universe in 2010. Moreover, in the same year, she also won the title of Miss India South Glamorous Hair. Also, not to forget she was the Miss India Talented 2009. 

Some facts about Pooja Hegde

  • Pooja Hegde is a trained Bharatanatyam Dancer. 
  • Moreover, she has been interested in singing, dancing and in fashion contests since her college days. 
  • Pooja also took part in the committee of the college festival. 
  • She is also very passionate for her work. To show her role perfectly in the movie ‘Oka Laila Kosam,’ she took Telegu classes. 
  • Pooja also worked in many advertisements. 
  • By seeing her in an advertisement, Ashutosh Gowariker’s wife suggested her name for Mohenjo Daro. Afterward, they instantly called her for an audition, and she successfully passed that. 
  • Also, she denied her opportunity in Mani Ratnam’s film due to the Mohenjo Daro project. 
  • She is also a fan of Roger Federer and Rahul Dravid. 
  • Also, she can speak various languages like Hindi, English, Kannada, Tulu, and Tamil. Moreover, her mother tongue is Tulu. 
  • Pooja was also born on the day of Lakshmi Puja of Diwali. Hence, her family wanted to name her Lakshmi. However, her grandmother referred Pooja as Lakshmi’s name was old-fashioned. 
  • If not an actor, she would have gone for fashion designing or pursued photography or business.
  • Pooja is also very involved on Instagram. She often posts pictures of her friends.

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