Pooja Hegde is an Indian model and film actress who appears mainly in Telugu and Hindi films. A former beauty pageant contestant, she was crowned as the second runner-up at the Miss Universe India 2010 competition before going on to make her acting debut in Mysskin’s Tamil superhero film Mugamoodi. She then featured in the Telugu films Oka Laila Kosam and Mukunda while signing on to feature as the lead actress in Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro along with Hritik Roshan.

Birth Name

Pooja Hegde

Nickname

Pooja

Profession

Actress, Model

Nationality

Indian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Pooja Hegde was born on 13 October 1990, in Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

Age

She is currently 28 years old.

Sun Sign

Libra

Ethnicity

Indian

She is of Tulu ancestry.

Religion

Hindu

Education

After completing her schooling in Mumbai, Pooja joined Smt. M.M.K College of Commerce & Economics in Bandra, Mumbai and graduated with a commerce degree.

Family Details

  • Father – Manjunath Hegde

  • Mother – Lata Hegde
  • Siblings – Rishabh Hegde (Brother) (Doctor)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Pooja Hegde dated –

Pooja has largely opted to keep her personal life away from the public spotlight, which makes it difficult for us to say anything about her love life and dating history.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 170 cm
  • In meters – 1.7 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 53 kg
  • In Pounds – 113 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-25-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Pooja made her acting debut with the 2012 Tamil film, Mugamoodi alongside Jiiva. Two year later, she made her Telugu debut in romantic flick, Oka Laila Kosam. In 2016, she starred in a romantic periodic drama, Mohenjo Daro opposite Hrithik Roshan which earned her a Lux Rose Golden Award 2016 for The Best Debutant of the Year.

Television Debut

She hasn’t appeared in television series other than promotional talk shows.

Brand Endorsements

Hero Maestro, Citra Fairness Cream, Lays.

Pooja Hegde Favorites

  • Favorite ActorHrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan Farhan Akhtar, Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Favorite Actress – Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Madhuri Dixit
  • Favorite Show – Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, House MD
  • Favourite Musician – A.R.Rahman, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Bryan Adams, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga
  • Favorite Food – Pizza, Biryani
  • Favorite Sport – Tennis, Cricket

Pooja Hegde Net worth

Pooja Hegde has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million dollars as of 2019. She takes Rs 70 to 1 crore her film as remuneration. She lives in a luxury pad in the posh area of Bandra, Mumbai. She also owns a apartment in Hyderabad. Pooja owns a BMW 7 Series, which she bought from her own earning.

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About Pooja Hegde

  • Pooja stormed the modeling world before becoming a reputable actress, She wald tech runway for famous designers in India and has featured in several commercials during her brief modeling stint.
  • She appeared in a bike commercial alongside Ranbir Kapoor and was then discovered by Gowariker’s wife Sunita Gowariker who suggested to cast her in a lead role in Mohenjo Daro.
  • The damsel is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer.
  • She has a pet dog, Pedro which is already an Instagram celebrity.
  • Her celebrity crush is Joshua David Duhamel.
  • Even though, she flaunts slim figure, she claims as a great foodie.
  • She is a huge fan of Roger Federer and Rahul Dravid.
  • She can fluently speak in Tulu, English, Kannada, Tamil and Hindi.
  • Her family wanted her name to be Lakshmi as she was born on the Lakshmi pooja day, but because her maternal aunt considered it a bit old-fashioned, they changed it to Pooja.
  • She has a pet dog, Pedro.
  • She was seen in the Hero Maestro ad commercial opposite Ranbir Kapoor.
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