Pooja Hegde

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Pooja Hegde
Pooja Hegde
Born Pooja Hegde
(1990-10-13) 13 October 1990 (age 23)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Education Commerce
Occupation Model, actress
Years active 2010-present

Pooja Hegde is an Indian model and actress. She has been crowned as the Miss Universe India 2010 second runner up. She made her Tamil debut opposite Jiiva in Mysskin's Mugamoodi.[1]

Early life[edit]

Pooja is a trained Bharata Natyam dancer.[2] Her native place is Mangalore, Karnataka. She is fluent at speaking English, Hindi and Tulu.[citation needed] [3]


She was the second runner up in the Miss Universe India 2010 and Miss India south 2010 runner up. She was also crowned Miss India South glamorous Hair 2010 and Miss India talented 2009. She debuted as the lead actress in the Tamil film, Mugamoodi opposite Jiiva.[1] She plays the role of a bubbly and fun-loving girl who inspires the male lead to change.

She is currently selected as the female lead for a film featuring Varun Tej.

Pooja was featured in the January 2014 issue of the Filmfare magazine, one of the most prominent entertainment magazines of India.

She was seen in several television ads for companies including Hero Maestro, Lays, both alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Fair and Lovely.

In July, 2014 it was confirmed Hegde will make her Bollywood debut opposite Hrithik Roshan in Ashutosh Gowariker's Mohenjo Daro.[4]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2012 Mugamoodi Shakthi Tamil
2014 Oka Laila Kosam Telugu
2014 Gollabhama Telugu
2015 Mohenjo Daro Hindi Pre-production


  1. ^ a b "It’s not Amala Paul, a newbie bags it - Amala Paul -Pooja Hegde". Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Famebirdscastings Hyd (2012-02-08). "pooja hegde (1).flv". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  3. ^ http://www.coolage.in/2012/09/19/working-with-bal-asha-was-amazing-pooja-hegde/
  4. ^ {{cite web|url=http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/2576198%7Ctitle=Pooja Hegde signed opposite Hrithik Roshan in Mohenjo-Daro|accessdate=2014-07-12