Pooja Bhatt at Tommy Hilfiger Footwear Launch
1 February 1972 |
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Actress, Producer & Director|
|Spouse(s)||Manish Makhija (2003–2014) (separated)|
|Relatives||Mukesh Bhatt (uncle)
Rahul Bhatt (brother)
Alia Bhatt (half sister)
Shaheen Bhatt (half sister)
Hitarth Bhatt (cousin)
Udita Goswami (Cousin)
Pooja Bhatt was born in 24 February 1972 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. She is the step-daughter of Soni Razdan. She has a brother, Rahul Bhatt and half-sisters Shaheen and Alia Bhatt. Her cousins are Hitarth Bhat and Emraan Hashmi.
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), Junoonopposite Rahul Roy , 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
- 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|
|Saatwa 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|
|Boyfriend (Telugu film)|
|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|
- Dushman (1998)
- Zakhm (1998)
- Sur: The Melody of Life (2002)
- Jism (2003)
- Paap (2003)
- Rog (2005)
- Holiday (2006)
- Jism 2 (2012)
- Cabaret (2015)
- Jism 3 (2015)
- Pooja Bhatt Bollywood Actress Biography
- "Tulip's one exciting girl to watch for!". GlamSham. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
- Jha (23 May 2013), Subhash K. "Pooja Bhatt auctions role for women's cause". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
- Bhatt, Pooja (21 November 2013). "My mother is Scottish,Burmese,Armenian,English. My father is half Brahmin,half Muslim & Soni is Half Kashmiri & half German.". Twitter. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
- Bhatt, Pooja (13 August 2013). "Did you know my maternal great-grandmother was Burmese? I now have the chance to celebrate my roots. Come join me! http://twitpic.com/d86jyh". Twitter. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
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