Pooja Hegde Biography, Wiki, Career, Family, Affairs, Movies, Images, & Facts

Pooja Hegde is an India Film Actress. She predominantly works in Telugu, Hindi, and Tamil films.

Pooja is known for being the lead actress in the films, Gaddalakonda Ganesh (Valmiki-2019), Duvvada Jagannadham (2017), Mohenjo Daro (2016). She was the second runner-up at the Miss India Universe competition- 2010.


Wiki/Biography & Education

Pooja Hegde was born on October 13, 1990 (age 29 years; as in 2019) in Mumbai and her zodiac sign is Libra.


She completed her graduation at M.M.K College, Mumbai, India. She finished her Post-Graduation in Commerce.


Personal Life/Biodata


Name/Full NamePooja Hegde
Nick NamePooja
ProfessionActress, Model
Date of Birth (DOB)/Birthday/Birth Date13 October 1990
Birth PlaceMangalore, Karnataka, India
Home Town Udupi, Karnataka, India
Current City/Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Family Parents:
FatherManjunath Hegde
MotherLata Hegde

Brother(s)Rishabh Hegde
Sister(s) – N/A
CasteNot Known
HobbiesTravelling, Dancing, Singing, Reading

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Body Measurements/Physical Stats


Height  5′ 9″ (approx.)
Weight 53 kg (approx.)
Figure Measurements 34-25-34 (approx.) 
Eyes ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack

Family, Caste & Affairs/Boyfriends

She was born in Udupi, Karnataka, India. Her father’s name is Manjunath Hegde, works as a lawyer. Her mother name is Latha Hegde, and she is an Immunologist and Genetics Professional. Her elder brother, Rishabh Hegde, works as a doctor.



Pooja Hegde participated in Miss India competition – 2009 but was eliminated in an early round. Next year, she again participated in the competition and became the second runner up at Miss India Universe – 2010.


Pooja was also crowned in the subsidiary competition, Miss India South Glamorous Hair – 2010. She launched her acting career with the Tamil movieMugamoodi,” in the year 2012.

Pooja debuted in Tollywood (Telugu language films) with the movie “Oka Laila Kosam (2012).”

She debuted in Bollywood (Hindi language films) with the film “Mohenjo Daro (2016).”

Money Factor


  • Salaray/Remuneration: Yet to be updated
  • Cars & Bikes: Not Known
  • Commercial and Residential Houses: Not Known

Awards & Achievements

2009 Miss India Talented Will be updated soon
2010 Miss India Universe Second runner-up
2010 Miss India South Runner up
2010 Miss India South Glamorous Hair Will be updated soon

Favorite Things, Likes, & Dislikes

FoodBiryani, Pizza
Actor(s)Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan, Leonardo Di Caprio, Farhan Akhtar
Actress(es)Madhuri Dixit, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock
Filmmaker(s) Karan Johar
Musician(s)A. R. Rahman, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Bryan Adams, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga
Sportsperson(s)Rahul Dravid, Roger Federer
Book(s)Harry Potter Series, Shopaholic Series
Holiday/Tourist Destination(s)London (UK), and the USA


Here Are Some Interesting Facts You Might Not Know

  • Pooja Hegde was born on the day of Lakshmi Pooja of Deewali, so her family wanted to name her as ‘Lakshmi.’ Her grandmother considered the name as old-fashioned, so, they considered to name her as ‘Pooja.’
  • Pooja Hegde is a trained classical dancer, in Bharatanatyam.
  • She actively participated in dancing, singing, and fashion contests which held in many student events during her college days. She even was a member of the college festival committee.
  • She love pets and has a pet dog named Pedro.


  • She learned Telugu language taking the lessons to help her portray the lead role in the movie “Oka Laila Kosam (2012).”
  • In an advertisement, after seeing Pooja, Ashutosh Gowariker’s wife strongly recommended her name and called her for the auditions for the Bollywood film “Mohenjo Daro (2016)”, which she successfully passed.
  • Due to her commitment to the Bollywood film “Mohenjo Daro,” she rejected the offer to work in Mani Ratnam’s film.
  • She is a huge fan of Rahul Dravid, and Roger Federer.
  • Tulu is her mother tongue, but she can also speak in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Kannada fluently.
  • If not becoming an actor, she would have chosen fashion designing, or business, or pursued photography.


  • She’s seen in Hero Maestro ad commercial opposite Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor.
  • She is a foodie.
  • She loves exploring new places.
  • Does Pooja Hegde smoke?: No
  • Does Pooja Hegde drink alcohol?: Not Known

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