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Pooja Bhatt at Tommy Hilfiger Footwear Launch
February 24, 1972 |
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Actress, Producer & Director|
|Spouse(s)||Manish Makhija (2003–present)|
|Relatives||Mukesh Bhatt (uncle)
Rahul Bhatt (brother)
Alia Bhatt (half sister)
Emraan Hashmi (cousin)
Mohit Suri (cousin)
Pooja Bhatt was born to Mahesh Bhatt and Anglo-Indian Kiran Bhatt (aka Loraine Bright). She is the step daughter of Soni Razdan. She has a brother, Rahul Bhatt and half sisters Shaheen and Alia Bhatt. Her cousins are Mohit Suri and Emraan Hashmi.
She acted in many films which were produced and directed by her father. In most of her films, she used her real name Pooja.
Bhatt made her acting debut at age 17, in 1989 with Daddy, a TV film directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt. In the film she portrayed a soul-searching teenage girl in an estranged relationship with her alcoholic father, played by actor Anupam Kher.
Her biggest solo hit and her big screen debut came with a musical hit, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991), which was a remake of the Oscar-winning Hollywood classic It Happened One Night. Pooja received the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for the film.
Her most well-known films in the 1990s included, Sadak opposite Sanjay Dutt (1991), Junoon, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin opposite Aamir Khan (1991), Sir (1993), Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee (1993), "Tadipaar" (1993), Ghuneghar (1994), Naaraaz (1994) opposite Mithun Chakraborty, Hum Dono, Angrakshak opposite Sunny Deol (1995), Chaahat opposite Shahrukh Khan (1996), Tamanna (1997), super-hit and multi-starrer Border (1997) and Zakhm (1998). Pooja Bhatt has also acted in some popular hit regional Indian films.
Her last film appearance was in Everybody Says I'm Fine! in 2001. She has since focused on producing and directing. She made her directorial debut with Paap in 2004, starring John Abraham and Udita Goswami. Since then, she has made four more directorial ventures: Holiday (2006), Dhokha (2007), Kajraare (2010) and Jism 2.
Awards and nominations
- 1991 – Filmfare Face of the Year for Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin
- 1997 – National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues for Tamanna
- 1999 – Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration for Zakhm
|1991||Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin||Pooja Dharamchand|
|Saatwan Aasman||Pooja Malhotra|
|Junoon||Dr. Nita V. Chauhan|
|Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee||Pooja|
|Chor Aur Chand||Reema D. Seth|
|Kalloori Vaasal (Tamil film)||Pooja|
|Hum Dono||Priyanka Surendra Gupta|
|1997||Tamanna||Tamanna Ali Sayed|
|1998||Yeh Aashiqui Meri||Anju|
|Kabhi Na Kabhi||Tina|
|2000||Yeh Pyar Hi To Hai|
|Sanam Teri Kasam||Seema Khanna|
|2001||Everybody Says I'm Fine!||Tanya|
- Tamanna (1997)
- Dushman (1998)
- Zakhm (1998)
- Sur: The Melody of Life (2002)
- Jism (2003)
- Paap (2003)
- Rog (2005)
- Holiday (2006)
- Jism 2 (2012)
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