Pooja Hegde is an Indian film actress who works in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films. She is a famous model who was crowned the second runner-up at the Miss Universe India 2010 competition before foraying into films. She made her acting debut in Tamil with the film ‘Mugamoodi’ in 2012 directed by Mysskin. She then appeared in Telugu films ‘Oka Laila Kosam’ and ‘Mukunda’ in 2014. She made her Bollywood debut opposite Hrithik Roshan in Ashutosh Gowariker's period drama, ‘Mohenjo Daro’ (2016). She later made her comeback into Tollywood with Allu Arjun's 'DJ - Duvvada Jagannadham.'
Pooja Hegde Early Life
Pooja Hegde was born in Mangalore, Karnataka. She was a very Tom Boyish kid during her childhood and had a liking to cakes since her childhood which continues to be the same even now. She would get excited to celebrate her birthday and she even said that her favorite festival is her birthday itself. She participated in Miss Universe India in 2009 and lost but won Miss India Talented in the same year. Later in 2010, she won Miss Universe India runner up title and was also crowned Miss India South Glamorous Hair in 2010.
Pooja Hegde Family
Pooja Hegde Family
Pooja Hegde was born to Manjunath Hegde and Latha Hegde. She has a brother named Rishabh Hegde who is a doctor.
Pooja Hegde Career
Pooja Hegde started her career as a model and appeared in few commercial Ads for Lays, Hero Maestro, Fair & Lovely etc., Her 'Hero Maestro' Ad with Ranbir Kapoor which was quite popular bought her movie offers for her films 'Mohenjo Daro' and 'Mukunda'. She made her silver screen debut with the Tamil film 'Mugamoodi' opposite Jiiva. The movie received mixed reviews from the critics.
Pooja Hegde was offered the role of Laila in the Telugu movie ‘Oka Laila Kosam’ which was released in 2014. She gave her audition for the role and was selected by producer Akkineni Nagarjuna. The movie received positive to mixed reviews and ended up as an average grosser. Pooja Hegde was praised by the critics for her looks as well as her performance. She was seen next in Varun Tej’s debut flick ‘Mukunda.’ The director of the film Srikanth Addala saw Pooja Hegde in the ‘Hero Maestro’ Ad with Ranbir Kapoor, liked her and narrated the story of ‘Mukunda.’ Pooja Hegde who was impressed with the story of ‘Mukunda’ accepted to do the film. The movie got average reviews, but Pooja once again managed to impress the audience. Her performance in ‘Gopikamma’ song is one of the best performances ever and will be remembered for ages to come.
Even before ‘Mukunda’ released Pooja Hegde got a chance to act with Hirthik Roshan in the 2016 period drama ‘Mohenjo Daro.’ Pooja Hegde gave her audition to Sunitha Gowariker, wife of the film’s director Ashutosh Gowariker. Pooja Hegde looked absolutely gorgeous in the film and earned decent fan base among Bollywood audience.
Pooja Hegde made her comeback into Tollywood in 2017 with Allu Arjun’s DJ –Duvvada Jagannadham. Pooja Hegde got a terrific response for her looks in the trailer of DJ – Duvvada Jagannadham. The movie released on June 23, 2017. She gained a new fan following post the release of the film. Next, she made a special appearance in the super hit item number Jigelu Rani in the blockbuster Rangasthalam released on 30 March 2018.
Her next film in Telugu was Saakshyam where she played the female lead opposite Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas. Though the film failed to set the box office on fire, her performance received a positive response. Pooja then acted as the female lead in the highly anticipated Aravinda Sametha starring Young Tiger N. T. R. in the direction of Trivikram Srinivas. The film hit the screens on 11 October 2018.
Pooja Hegde Awards
- Pooja Hegde was nominated for SIIMA Award for Best Female Debutante - Tamil for her performance in 'Mugamoodi (2012).'
- She was nominated for 'SIIMA Award for Best Female Debutante - Telugu' and 'Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu' for her performance in 'Oka Laila Kosam (2014).'
- She won 'Lux Rose Golden Award 2016 for The Best Debutante of the Year' for Chaani role in 'Mohenjodaro (2016).'
Pooja Hegde Education
Pooja Hegde did Masters in Commerce.
Pooja Hegde Social Profiles
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