Pooja Hegde

Pooja Hegde was born on 13th October 1990, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Her family hails from the coastal region of “Udupi” in Karnataka. Her Mother “Lata Hegde” has done masters in Law and currently is an Entrepreneur in the e-commerce space. Her Father “Manjunath Hegde” has done MBA and was a brand and strategy director and is currently an advocate at the Bombay High Court. She also has an elder brother “Rishabh Hegde”, who is an Orthopaedic Surgeon.

 

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Her zodiac sign is Libra. Currently she is 28 years old (as of March 2019) and lives in Bandra West, Mumbai. Pooja comes from the “Tulu” speaking “Bunts” community from Karnataka. Earlier she used to struggle a little but now she can converse in Tulu, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada and English pretty fluently.

 

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On a television show she shared an interesting story about how she got her name. She was born around Diwali, so her grandfather was keen to name her as “Lakshmi” however some of the family members argued it to be quite old-fashioned. So after some discussion they all agreed to name her “Pooja”.

 

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The hot and beautiful Bollywood Star is 5 feet 8 inches tall with black hair and beautiful Black eyes. She weighs 54 kg with body measurements of 33-25-35.

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She did her early schooling from MCET (Maneckji Cooper Education Trust) School in Mumbai and then completed B.com. (Bachelor of Science) and M.com. From M.M.K. College (Smt. Mithibai Motiram Kundnani College of Commerce & Economics), Mumbai University.

 

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She used to be a very shy girl during her school days and had terrible stage fright, which she wanted to change about herself when she reached college. So she started to participate in every single extracurricular activity weather it was dance or personality contests. During a college festival in 2009, she prepared a dance performance on Madhuri Dixit’s “Aaja Nachle” song but got overwhelmed and went on repeating the same step for four minutes in front of thousands of people. But surprisingly, a Miss India talent scout spotted trapped potential in her and urged her to enter the contest.

 

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In 2009, she took part in the “Femina Miss India 2009” competition. She was eliminated in the early rounds of the competition but won the “Miss Talented” special award.

 

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In 2010, she took part in “Pantaloons Femina Miss India South 2010” competition. She was the 2nd runner-up in the competition and also won the “Miss India South Glamorous Hair” special award.

 

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In 2010, she took part in “I am She – Miss Universe India 2010” Peagent. She was the 2nd runner up in this competition. Pooja also got unnecessarily involved in the controversy surrounding the Peagent when “Ipshita Pati”, a contestant from Odisha alleged that the winners were pre-decided and the entire competition was fixed. She specifically pointed how a sudden surprise exception was made for “Pooja Hegde”, who was given a wildcard entry to the competition and ended up as the 2nd runner-up.

 

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Pooja charges INR 1.5 crore for a film and owns an expensive BMW car. She is an avid traveller, dog lover and Harry Potter fanatic. Her favourite books are the Harry Potter and the Shopaholic Series. In sports her favourite sport is tennis and she is a huge fan of tennis star Roger Federer and cricketer Rahul Dravid. She loves watching English TV shows like Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres, Sex and the City, Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family and House MD.

 

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In life she follows the philosophy of Upanishads which says “you are what your deepest desire is. As is your desire, so is your intention. As is your intention, so is your will. As is your will, so is your deed. And as is your deed, so is your destiny”. Madhuri Dixit, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo Di Caprio and Sandra Bullock are some of her favourite actors and she loved the movies “Dil Chahta Hai” and “Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani”.

 

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After the competition she has been busy with a lot of Modelling assignments and TV commercials. Apart from being the showstopper for many famous designers at fashion weeks, here are the list of some of her magazine covers done till date and some of her early TV commercials.

Cover of “Verve” Magazine September 2016 Issue
Cover of “GQ” Magazine November 2016 Issue
Cover of “Femina Wedding Times” Magazine January 2017 Issue
Cover of “Maxim India” Magazine March 2017 Issue
Cover of “Cinesprint” Magazine July 2017 Issue
Cover of “The Peacock” Magazine December 2017 Issue
Cover of “Femina Brides” Magazine January 2018 Issue
Cover of “Femina” Magazine April 2018 Issue
Cover of “Femina Wedding Times” Magazine April 2019 Issue
Cover of “HealthCare India” Magazine April2019 Issue

 

 

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Hero Maestro TV Ad with Ranbir Kapoor

Lays Ragging Ad with Ranbir Kapoor

Lays Ranbir Kapoor Prank On Pooja Hegde TVC

Pooja Hegde Fair & Lovely TVC 2014

Citra Pearl Fair Face Cream

Pooja Hegde Priyagold Zig Zag Snacks TV Ad Series


Mazza Varun Dhavan & Pooja Hegde Greed vs Girlfriend TVC

Pooja hedge Latest Zoya jewellery TV Ad

Pooja Hegde Lot Mobiles Ad

American Tourister #GoSwagPackin Ad with Pooja Hedge

After her pageant success in 2010, she made her silver screen debut from the 2012 Tamil language superhero film titled “Mugamoodi”. She played the role of “Shakthi”, opposite actor “Jiiva”. The film earned her a nomination for “The Best Tamil Female Debut Actress” at the 2nd SIIMA (South Indian International Movie Awards).

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In 2014, she appeared in two Telugu language films. The first to release was the Telugu romantic film titled “Oka Laila Kosam”. She played the lead role of “Nandana/Nandu” in the film, fiancé of actor “Naga Chaitanya”. Then in December of 2014 released her second Telugu film titled “Mukunda”. She played the role of “Gopika” opposite actor “Varun Tej”. She was nominated for “Best Actress” at the 62nd Filmfare Awards (South) for “Oka Laila Kosam”.

In 2014, “Sunita Gowariker”, wife of director “Ashutosh Gowariker” first spotted “Pooja” in the Hero Maestro TV Ad with Ranbir Kapoor. She was then called, auditioned and finalized as the female lead for their epic adventure film titled “Mohenjo Daro”. The film took two years in making before finally hitting the theatre in 2016. She played the role of “Chaani”, love interest of actor “Hrithik Roshan”.

In 2017, she only had one film released, which was the 2017 Telugu-action comedy film titled “Duvvada Jagannadham” or “DJ”. She played the role of “Pooja” opposite actor “Allu Arjun”.

In 2018, she made a special appearance in the song “Jigelu Rani” in the 2018 Telugu-language period action drama film “Rangasthalam” starring “Ram Charan” and “Samantha Akkineni” in the lead roles.

Her second 2018 release was the Telugu fantasy action thriller film titled “Saakshyam” starring “Bellamkonda Sreenivas”. She played the female lead role of “Soundarya Lahari”, a woman who teaches Hinduism and culture.
Her latest released film is the 2018 Telugu action drama film titled “Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava”. She played the female lead role of “Aravindha” opposite actor “Jr. NTR”.

Pooja has two upcoming films under her bag set to release in 2019. The first one is the upcoming Telugu language action drama film titled “Maharshi” set to release on 9 May 2019. She got the role of “Pooja” opposite actor “Mahesh Babu”.

Her next upcoming film is the 4th installment of the “Housefull” series. The film stars “Akshay Kumar” “Riteish Deshmukh” “Bobby Deol” in the male lead and “Kriti Sanon” “Kriti Kharbanda” “Pooja Hegde” in the female lead. The film also features “Rana Daggubati” and “Amanda Rosario”. The film is slated for a Diwali 2019 release on 25th October 2019.