Pooja Banerjee is an Indian actress who appears in Hindi television. She began her television career as a contestant in MTV Roadies and subsequently starred as Tejal Majumdar in her first lead show, Ek Doosre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum. She gained initial fame by teaming up with Ekta Kapoor for few temporary supporting roles in Chandrakanta, Chandra Nandini and Dil Hi Toh Hai. Shortly thereafter, Banerjee became a household name and gained wider popularity with her roles in Kapoor’s hugely successful shows Kasautii Zindagii Kay as Nivedita Basu and Kumkum Bhagya as Rhea Mehra. Since 2018, Pooja was also playing the pivotal character of Bani Mehra in 3 seasons of Kapoor‘s web series Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain.
Actress, Swimmer, Dancer
Birthday / Date of Birth
Pooja Banerjee was born on the 8th of November 1991, in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
She’s currently 31 years old.
She has Indian ancestry.
Banerjee studied at Centre Point School and then attended Hislop College in Nagpur, Maharashtra from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and then completed her post-graduation in Masters in English literature.
- Father – Neil Banerjee
- Mother – Poornima Bhattacharya
- Siblings – Akash Banerjee (Brother)
Boyfriend / Spouse
Pooja Banerjee has dated –
- Sandeep Sejwal (2017-Present) – In 2017, Pooja married Olympian swimmer Sandeep Sejwal. He has also been awarded the Arjuna award by the government of India. In October 2021, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together. On March 12, 2022, Pooja gave birth to a baby girl in Mumbai.
- In feet – 5 feet 4 inches
- In centimeters – 163 cm
- In meters – 1.63 m
- In Kilograms – 51 kg
- In Pounds – 121 lbs
- Measurements – 34-28-34
- Bust – 34 inches
- Waist – 28 inches
- Hip – 34 inches
- Bra Size – 32B
She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 5 (US).
Pooja became known for the television shows Swim Team, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Chandrakanta and Chandra Nandini. In 2011, she made her debut with MTV show Roadies 8. She is also known for having been cast in a variety of on-screen roles such as Tejal Mazumdar in Ek Doosre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum, Perizaad in The Adventures of Hatim, Anarkali in Maan Na Maan Main Tera Mehmaan, Noori in Naagarjuna – Ek Yoddha, Rajkumari Sonprabha in Vikram Betaal Ki Rahasya Gatha, Nivedita Basu Sengupta in Kasautii Zindagii Kay, and Sooryakanta in Chandrakanta.
In 2003, Banerjee had her first film onscreen role in the movie, Escape from Taliban as Baban.
In 2011, Pooja landed her first role in television by appearing as Contestant in the series, MTV Roadies.
Banerjee has done endorsement work for several brands such as House of Svans, Ambraee, Mulmul, Kedia Organic Agro Farms, Kav Fashion, and FOMO The Label.
Pooja Banerjee Net worth
Pooja Banerjee has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million dollars as of 2023.
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Some Lesser Known Facts About Pooja Banerjee
- Banerjee was born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. She belongs to a Bengali Hindu family. She is the younger daughter of Purnima and Neil Banerjee.
- She was fond of swimming and dancing since childhood.
- In 2011, Pooja shifted from Nagpur to Mumbai. In Mumbai, she started her journey with Season 8 of the MTV channel show MTV Roadies.
- She appeared as a contestant on the show. After this she got an opportunity to make an acting debut with the TV show Ek Doosre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum.
- In 2012, Her 1st fiction show came with Ek Doosre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum on StarPlus, in which she portrayed the lead role of Tejal Majumdar.
- In 2013, she was cast in fantasy show The Adventures of Hatim on Life OK as Perizaad.
- Benerjee rose to fame in the television industry from the 2015 TV show Swim Team. In this show, she played the lead role of Rewa Mathur.
- After this show she appeared in many TV serials like Naagarjuna – Ek Yoddha, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Dil Hi Toh Hai, Chandra Nandini etc.
- As a swimmer, Pooja Banerjee has represented Maharashtra at the national level swimming tournaments as well as swam the 5 km sea race at the Arabian Sea and 14 km river race at river Hooghly.
- From 2018 to 2020, she was also seen starring as Bani Mehra in the web series Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain, and participated in Nach Baliye season 9 in 2019.
- From July 2020 to February 2022, Banerjee played the grey-shaded lead character of Rhea Mehra in the daily soap Kumkum Bhagya.