Pooja Hegde is an Indian model and well-known Bollywood actress. As of 2023, Pooja Hegde has a net worth of $7 million. She amassed her income through her career as a model and actress. She was the second runner-up at Miss Universe India 2010 and has acted in many Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu films.
Pooja started her acting career with the Tamil film, “Mugamoodi” in 2012. In 2014, she had her first Telugu film “Oka Laila Kosam”. In 2016, she got her first Hindi film alongside Hrithik Roshan.
Pooja Hegde Biography
Indian actress Pooja Hegde was born on October 13, 1990, and is 32 years old as of March 2023. She was born and raised in a Tulu-speaking family in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Her native language is Tulu, but she is also fluent in Hindi, English, and Marathi.
Growing up, Pooja always had a passion for dancing and fashion competitions. During her college days, she took part in dance competitions and many fashion shows. Pooja completed her Master of Commerce at MMK College.
Date of Birth
13 October 1990
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
31 Years Old
Model and Actress
MMK College, Mumbai
Pooja Hegde’s parents are Mr. Manjunath Hegde and Mrs. Latha Hegde. By profession, her father is a lawyer and her mother is an Immunologist and Genetics Professional.
Pooja has one older sibling. Her brother is Rishabh Hegde, who works as an orthopedic surgeon.
Pooja’s marital status is unmarried, but whether she is single or not has yet to be confirmed. According to sources, she has been dating Baahubali star Prabhas for a while. Pooja was also spotted with Rohan Mehra before rumors of her relationship with Prabhas. Neither Pooja nor Prabhas has confirmed this.
Father: Manjunath Hegde Mother: Latha Hegde
Brother: Rishabh Hegde Sister: –
Pooja has appeared in several beauty ceremonies and fashion shows. She is a hot and beautiful actress having a well-shaped curvaceous figure. Her body measurements are 34-25-34 inches.
She is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 53 kg. She has blistering brown eyes and shiny black hair.
5’ 7” (1.75 m, 175 cm)
53 kg (116 lbs)
Pooja Hegde participated in the Miss India Talented ceremony in 2009 and won the title. In the same year, she took part in the Miss India competition where she was eliminated in the very first rounds. Then, she took part in the Miss Universe pageant and got 2nd position.
In 2012, Pooja Hegde made her debut role alongside Jiiva in the Tamil film industry with Mysskin’s film, “Mugamoodi”. She was chosen for the role after her appearances in beauty pageants. Pooja wrote all dialogues in English to memorize and understand them. Her mother tongue is Tulu, which is somewhat similar to Tamil. The film did incredibly well during the premiere. However, it failed to satisfy critics and the film flopped at the box office.
Two years later, she appeared in “Oka Laila Kosam” alongside Naga Chaitanya. This romantic comedy film did well at the box office, and Hegde’s performance received critical acclaim. Pooja was also nominated for Best Actress at the Southern Filmfare Awards.
Pooja got her first Hindi project in Ashutosh Gowariker’s film, “Mohenjo Daro”, alongside Hrithik Roshan. She was called to audition after Gowariker’s wife saw her in the television commercial. Before shooting on Mohenjo Daro, Pooja Hegde turned down all regional film offers. The film was released in 2016.
Unfortunately, it was below average. A year later, Hegde’s Telugu film was released in which she appeared with Allu Arjun in the film, “Jagannadham”.
In 2018, she appeared in Telugu films including “Aravindha Sametha Veera Raghava”, and “Saakshyam”, and a guest appearance in one of the songs in “Rangasthalam”. In 2019, Pooja played roles in three films including “Gaddalakonda Ganesh”, “Maharshi”, and “Housefull 4”. She returned to the Hindi Film Brotherhood after a long pause.
Housefull 4 was released in 2019 and was one of the highest-grossing films of the year grossing a whopping INR 2.8 billion at the box office. She played the role of Pooja and Rajkumari Mala along with Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda, Ritesh Deshmukh, and Bobby Deol.
In 2020, her film, “Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo”, was a commercial success, grossing INR 2.5 billion. Hegde played the role of a stand-up comedian in her next film, “Most Eligible Bachelor”, in 2021 alongside Akhil Akkineni.
In 2022, Hegde starred in the period romanctic drama film, “Radhe Shyam”, alongside Prabhas. The same year, she starred in the Tamil film, “The Beast”, alongside Vijay. Her last release of 2022 was her Hindi film “Cirkus” directed by Rohit Shetty, in which she played one of the main characters alongside Ranveer Singh.
Pooja Hegde is working on her next project with Bollywood star, Salman Khan, in the film, “Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali”. She also signed several Telugu films for the year.
Pooja’s Instagram account was hacked on May 27. She broke the news via Twitter and asked her fans not to give out any personal information when asked via her Instagram. While her team was able to get her account back, it was too late as the hacker had done the damage. On Pooja’s Instagram story, a post was made with Samantha with the caption “I don’t think she’s pretty at all”. She deleted the post as soon as her account was recovered. However, fans asked her to apologize to Samantha for the post.
Facts and Information
Pooja was trained in Bharatnatyam.
She was born on the day of Lakshmi Pooja. Her parents wanted to give her the name, “Lakshmi”, but her aunt said it would be a bit traditional. Finally, her parents called her “Pooja”.
Pooja likes to eat pizza and biryani.
Her favorite acting stars are Jennifer Lawrence, Madhuri Dixit, Meryl Streep, Leonardo Di Caprio, Aamir Khan, and Hrithik Roshan.
She loves singing, traveling, dancing, and reading.