Pooja Bhatt

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Pooja Bhatt
Pooja Bhatt at Tommy Hilfiger Footwear Launch
Pooja Bhatt at Tommy Hilfiger Footwear Launch
Born (1972-02-24) February 24, 1972 (age 42)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actress, Producer & Director
Spouse(s) Manish Makhija (2003–present)
Parents Mahesh Bhatt
Kiran Bhatt
Relatives Mukesh Bhatt (uncle)
Rahul Bhatt (brother)
Alia Bhatt (half sister)
Shaheen Bhatt (half sister)
Emraan Hashmi (cousin)
Mohit Suri (cousin)

Pooja Bhatt (Hindi: पूजा भट्ट; born 24 February 1972) is an Indian film actress, voice actress, model and film maker. She is the eldest child of Indian film director, Mahesh Bhatt.[1]

Early life[edit]

Pooja Bhatt was born to Mahesh Bhatt and Kiran Bhatt (born Loraine Bright). On her father's side, Bhatt is of predominately Gujarati descent and on her mother's side, she is of English, Scottish, Armenian, and Burmese ancestry.[2][3][4][5] 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.

Career[edit]

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 (2012).

Awards and nominations[edit]

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Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role
1990 Daddy Pooja
1991 Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin Pooja Dharamchand
Sadak Pooja
1992 Prem Deewane Radha
Jaanam Anjali
Saatwa Aasman Pooja Malhotra
Junoon Dr. Nita V. Chauhan
Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee Pooja
Sir Pooja
Chor Aur Chand Reema D. Seth
Pehla Nasha Monica
Tadipaar Mohinidevi/Namkeen
1994 Kranti Kshetra Pooja
Kalloori Vaasal (Tamil film) Pooja
Naaraaz
Boyfriend (Telugu film)
1995 Gunehgar Pooja Thakur
Hum Dono Priyanka Surendra Gupta
Angrakshak Priyanka Choudhary/Priya
1996 Chaahat Pooja
Khilona
1997 Tamanna Tamanna Ali Sayed
Border Kammo
1998 Yeh Aashiqui Meri Anju
Kabhi Na Kabhi Tina
Angaaray Pooja
Zakhm Mrs. Desai
2000 Yeh Pyar Hi To Hai
Sanam Teri Kasam Seema Khanna
2001 Everybody Says I'm Fine! Tanya

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