Full Name:Pooja Hegde
Age (as of 2019):29 years old
Date of Birth:13 October 1990
Birthplace:Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height, Weight & Physical Stats
Height:5 ft 9 inches (1.75 m)
Weight:53 Kg (117 lbs)
Body Measurements:34-25-34 Inches
Dress Size:4 (US)
Hobbies:Dancing, Travelling, Singing, Reading
Favorite Food:Biryani, Pizza
Favorite TV Show:Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, House MD
Pooja Hegde is an uprising Indian film actress as well as a model who mainly appears in Hindi and Telugu movies. A former beauty pageant participant, Pooja was crowned as second runner-up at 2010 Miss Universe India competition, Prior going on to make her first acting debut in Mysskin’s Tamil superstar movie Mugamoodi. She afterwards appeared in Telugu movies Mukunda and Oka Laila Kosam, whilst signing on to appear as the leading actress in the movie Mohenjo Daro alongside Hritik Roshan.
Pooja Hegde was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra India on 13th October, 1990. Her parents Latha Hegde and Manjunath Hegde are from Mangalore, Karnataka. Her Mom mother tongue is Tulu, though she is also fluent in Marathi, Hindi and English. She attended M.M.K College. She frequently sought to enter in intercollege competitions, partaking in fashion shows and dance.
Pooja Hegde also competed in Miss India competition 2009, though was rejected in the first round regardless of winning the honor of Miss India Talented 2009. She re-applied the next year and was appeared as second runner-up in 2010 Miss Universe India competition, whilst also being crowned 2010 Miss India South Glamorous Hair in the secondary competition. Pooja made her first acting debut with the movie Mugamoodi alongside Jiiva, depicting the female leading character of Shakthi, a frivolous girl who encourages the male lead to change his viewpoint on society. The film received diversified to negative reviews from criticizers, hindering its progress, and the movie ended up in becoming an astounded commercial failure.
Her second movie release, the Telugu movie Oka Laila Kosam, featured her alonngside Naga Chaitanya. She was acclaimed for her remarkable performance in the movie. In the same year, she shot the nomination for the Best Actress at 62nd Southern Filmfare Awards.
In July 2014, Pooja Hegde agreed on the terms to make her first Bollywood appearance opposite Hrithik Roshan in Ashutosh Gowariker’s forthcoming period movie Mohenjo Daro, set alongside the framework of Indus Valley civilisation. She was chosen after Gowariker’s wife had speckled her in a commercial ad and called her for audition, which she completed successfully. By means of her commitment to movie, she publicized that she would take an interval from starring in regional Indian films until or unless her Hindi film’s release and declined an opportunity to work in a movie directed by Mani Ratnam.
Facts You Never Knew About Pooja Hegde!
- Pooja Hegde was the second runner-up in 2010 Miss Universe India and 2010 Miss India South.
- She is a professional Bharatnatyam dancer.
- Ashutosh Gowariker’s wife Sunita suggested her name for the movie Mohenjo Daro after seeing her abilities in an advertisement.
- On account of her commitment to Mohenjo Daro, she had to cast-off Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film.
- She is a big fan of Rahul Dravid and Roger Federer.
- Pooja Hegde can confidently speak in English, Tulu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi languages.
- Her family desired her name to be Lakshmi jus because she was born on the day of Lakshmi pooja, though because her parental aunt considered it a little old-fashioned, they altered it to Pooja.
- She has a pet dog named Pedro.
- She was appeared in Hero Maestro commercial ad alongside Ranbir Kapoor.
Pooja Hegde Education
Qualification: Master of Commerce
School: Not Known
College: M.M.K College, Mumbai
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Pooja Hegde Career
Debut TV Series/Movie: Film: Mugamoodi (2012)
Salary: 65-75 Lakhs
Net Worth: $ 2.5 Million
Family & Relatives
Father: Manjunath Hegde
Mother: Lata Hegde
Brother(s): Rishabh Hegde (Doctor)
Marital Status: Unmarried