Pooja Hegde is an Indian model and Bollywood actress who has been featured in many Hindi as well as Telugu films in the past few years. Pooja Hegde was the second runner-up in the 2010 Miss Universe India. She started off her acting career with the Tamil film “Mugamoodi” in 2012. She got her first Hindi movie in 2016, where she starred opposite Hrithik Roshan.
Pooja Hegde Wiki/Biography
Born on 13th October 1990, Pooja’s age is 30 years as of 2020. She was born and raised in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Her native language is Tulu, but the Housefull 4 actress can also speak Hindi, English, and Marathi fluently. Her zodiac sign is Libra and she follows Hinduism.
|Full Name||Pooja Hegde|
|Date of Birth||13th October 1990|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Profession||Model and Actress|
|College / University||MMK College, Mumbai|
Growing up, Pooja had always been passionate about dancing and fashion pageants. She mentioned that she used to participate in dance competitions and fashion shows during her college days. Pooja has completed her master’s degree in commerce. She studied at MMK College.
Family, Boyfriend & Relationships
Pooja Hegde is from Mumbai. Her hometown, however, is Bangalore. She is the daughter of Manjunath Hegde and Latha Hegde.
Pooja has one elder sibling “Rishabh Hegde” who works as an orthopedic surgeon.
Pooja is unmarried, but whether she is single or not isn’t confirmed yet. If resources are to be believed, then this South actress has been in a relationship with the Baahubali star “Prabhas” for a while now. Pooja was also seen with Rohan Mehra before her relationship rumors with Prabhas became the talk of the town. Neither Pooja nor Prabhas have confirmed the rumors. She mentioned that she is focusing on work lately.
|Father Name||Manjunath Hegde|
|Mother Name||Latha Hegde|
|Brother Name||Rishabh Hegde|
Pooja has appeared in many beauty pageants and fashion shows. She is a beautiful Indian actress and model. Her figure measurement is 34-25-34. She weighs 53 kg and her height is 175 cm. She has brown eyes and black hair.
Pooja Hegde participated in the Miss India Talented honor and won the title in 2009. In the same year, she appeared in Miss India 2009 competition, where she got eliminated in the first few rounds. Later, she participated in the Miss Universe competition and became the second runner-up. Pooja Hegde got her first break in the film industry through Mysskin’s film “Mugamoodi” in 2012. She worked alongside Jiiva and played the part of Shakthi in the movie. She played the role of a cute and fun-loving woman. She got selected for the role after she caught the attention of the director from her appearances in the beauty pageants.
Hegde wrote all the dialogues in English to memorize and understand them. Her native language is Tulu, which is a bit similar to Tamil. The film performed incredibly well during the opening. However, it failed to satisfy the critics. Due to the negative reviews from critics, the film failed at the box office. Two years later, she appeared opposite Naga Chaitanya in Oka Laila Kosam. This romantic comedy movie performed well at the box office and Hegde’s performance received a lot of appreciation from the critics. Pooja got nominated for the Best Actress at Filmfare Awards south.
Pooja bagged her first Hindi project in Ashutosh Gowariker’s film “Mohenjo Daro”. She was featured opposite Hrithik Roshan. She was called for the audition after Gowariker’s wife saw her in the TV commercial.
Before starting the shoot for Mohenjo Daro, Pooja Hegde declined all the offers for the regional movies. The movie was released in 2016. Unfortunately, it underperformed. A year later, Hegde’s Telugu film was released. She worked with Allu Arjun in the movie Jagannadham.
She appeared in three Telugu movies in 2018. In the first movie, she made a special appearance in one of the songs. She worked in Rangasthalam and Saakshyam. In the subsequent year, Pooja worked on three movies including Gaddalakonda, Maharshi, and Housefull 4.
She made a return to the Hindi film fraternity after a long gap. Released in 2019, Housefull 4 was one of the highest-grossing movies of the year with a whopping box office revenue of INR 280 Crore. She played the role of Pooja and Rajkumari Mala in the film.
She got to work alongside Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda, Ritesh Deshmukh, and Bobby Deol. Her movie “Ala Vaikunthpurramuloo” was a commercial hit with a box office collection of INR 250 Crore.
Pooja Hegde is working on her next project with Salman Khan in the movie “Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali”. She has also signed a few Telugu films for the year.
Pooja’s Instagram account got hacked on 27th May. She broke the news through Twitter and asked her fans to not disclose any personal information if it is asked through her Instagram account. While her team was able to retrieve her account, it was too late. The hacker had done the damage. A post featuring Samantha was posted on Hegde’s Instagram story with the caption “I don’t find her pretty at all”. She deleted the post as soon as her account was retrieved. However, the fans asked Pooja to apologize to Samantha for the post.
Facts and information
Pooja has received training in Bharatnatyam.
Gowariker’s wife recommended Pooja Hegde for the movie Mohenjo Daro opposite Hrithik Roshan after seeing her in the TV commercial.
Pooja had to decline the Tamil movie offer as she had given the commitment for the movie Mohenjo Daro.
She can speak Tulu, Hindi, English, and Marathi fluently.
Hegde was born on Lakshmi Pooja day. Her parents chose “Lakshmi” as her name, but her aunt said that it was a bit traditional. Eventually, her parents named her “Pooja”.
Pooja has done a commercial ad for Hero Maestro alongside Ranbir Kapoor.
She likes to eat Pizza and Biryani.
Her favorite actresses are Jennifer Lawrence, Madhuri Dixit, and Meryl Streep.
Her favorite actors are Leonardo Di Caprio, Aamir Khan, and Hrithik Roshan.
Pooja’s hobbies are singing, traveling, dancing, and reading.