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Pooja Hegde, Age, Height, Movies, Photos, Instagram, Biography, & More

Quick Info and Facts about Pooja Hegde

Real Name Pooja Hegde
Professional NamePooja Hegde
Nick NamesPooja
Occupation / ProfessionActress, Model
Year Active2010–present
Born / Birthday / Age13 October 1990
( Pooja Hegde age 29 years) as on 2019, Mumbai
Residence PlaceMumbai, Maharastra, India
FamilySiblings: Rishabh Hegde
Father:  Manjunath Hegde
Mother: Latha Hegde
EducationM.Com (Master in Commerce)
HeightPooja Hegde Height is 5′ 9″ ( 1.68 m )
WeightPooja Hegde Weight is 53 kg
Figure / Body Measurements 34-25-34 Inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack

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Pooja Hegde is an Indian model and south and Bollywood film actress. She has worked in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil films and is known for being the lead actress in Mohenjo Daro (2016).

She was won the crown of second runner-up at the Miss Universe India 2010 competition.

Pooja Hegde

Pooja was born and grown up in Mumbai City in Maharashtra. Her parents Manjunath Hegde and Latha Hegde are from Mangalore city in Karnataka.

Her mother tongue is Telugu and she is also very fluent in other languages like English, Marathi, Hindi, She went to M.M.K College, she revealed.

In intercollegiate competitions, She regularly sought to enter in participating in dance, modeling and fashion shows.

Favorite Things of Hegde Pooja

FoodBiryani, Pizza
ActorsHrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Leonardo Di Caprio, Aamir Khan
ActressSandra Bullock, Madhuri Dixit, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep
FilmmakerKaran Johar
MusicianJennifer Lopez, A. R. Rahman, Rihanna,
Katy Perry, Bryan Adams, Justin Timberlake, and Lady Gaga
Sports PersonRoger Federer, Rahul Dravid
BooksHarry Potter Series, Shopaholic Series
Destination PlaceLondon, US

Early Life of Pooja

  • Pooja Hegde was born on 13 October 1990 (age 29 years; as in 2019) in Mumbai. Her zodiac sign is Libra.
  • She studied in M.M.K College, Mumbai and is a post-graduate in commerce.
  • Her ancestry hails from the Udupi state of Karnataka. Her father, Manjunath Hegde is a lawyer.
  • Pooja’s mother, Latha Hegde is immunologist and genetics professional. Her elder brother, Rishabh Hegde is a doctor.

Career of Pooja Hegde

  • She competed in Miss India 2009 competition but was eliminated in an early round in spite of winning Miss India Talented 2009 Honour.
  • Pooja Hegde reapplied the next year and became the second runner up at Miss Universe India 2010 competition.
  • She was also crowned Miss India South Glamorous Hair 2010 in the subsidiary competition. She made her acting debut with 2012 Tamil movie Mugamoodi.
  • Pooja made her Telugu film debut with the movie Oka Laila Kosam (2012).
  • She made her Bollywood career with the film Mohenjo Daro (2016).

Awards and Achievements of Hegde

  • She won Miss Universe India 2010 as second runner-up.
  • Pooja won Miss India south 2010 as runner up
  • Miss India South Glamorous Hair 2010
  • Miss India talented 2009

Facts about Pooja Hegde

  • Pooja is a trained Bharatnatyam Dancer.
  • She used to participate actively in singing, dancing and fashion contests during her college days. She was even a part of the college festival committee.
  • Pooja Hegde took Telugu lessons to help her portray the lead female role in the movie Oka Laila Kosam (2012).
  • After watching Pooja in an advertisement, Ashutosh Gowariker’s wife recommended her name for the film “Mohenjo Daro (2016)” and called her for the audition, which she successfully passed.
  • Due to her commitment to the film “Mohenjo Daro”, she rejected the opportunity to work in Mani Ratnam’s film.
  • She is a very big fan of Rahul Dravid and Roger Federer.
  • Her family initially wanted to name her as ‘Lakshmi’ because she was born on the Lakshmi Pooja Day of Diwali. However, her maternal grandmother considered the name as old-fashioned, so, they changed it to ‘Pooja.’
  • If not an actor, she would have opted for fashion designing or pursued photography or business.
  • She was seen in Hero Maestro ad commercial opposite Ranbir Kapoor.

Pooja Hegde Movies List & Filmography

YearFilm NameRoleLanguage
2014Oka Laila KosamNandanaTelugu
2016Mohenjo DaroChaaniHindi
2017Duvvada JagannadhamPoojaTelugu
2018RangasthalamJigelu Rani (Special appearance in the song “Jigelu Rani”)Telugu
2018SaakshyamSoundarya LahariTelugu
2018Aravinda Sametha Veera RaghavaAravindhaTelugu
2019Housefull 4Priya RanaHindi
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