Poonam Pandey

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Poonam Pandey
Poonam Pandey at special screening of Lipstick Under My Burkha (09) (cropped).jpg
Born (1991-03-11) 11 March 1991 (age 26)
Delhi, India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Film actress, model
Years active 2013–present
Website Poonam Pandey

Poonam Pandey (born 11 March 1991) is an Indian model and film actress, known for her works in Bollywood and Telugu cinema.[1] She began her career as a model.[2] She became one of the top nine contestants of the Gladrags Manhunt and Megamodel Contest in 2010 and appeared on the cover page of the fashion magazine.[3][4] She shot for 29 calendars for the year 2011, including the Gladrags Calendar. She was featured in Kingfisher Calendar 2012.[5]

Media spotlight[edit]

Pandey became popular through her social media accounts, including Twitter when she started posting her photos. She has received a lot of coverage over explicit pictures of herself that she has posted.[6]

She rose to media spotlight when she promised to strip for the Indian cricket team if it won the 2011 Cricket World Cup.[7][8] India indeed lifted the World Cup; however, Pandey did not fulfill her promise due to public disapproval, but later claimed she was denied permission by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).[9]

In 2012, she posed nude after Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL 5.[10]

Film career[edit]

In 2013, she was the female lead of the film Nasha, playing a teacher who ends up having a sexual relationship with one of her students. While Rediff stated that she excelled as a seductress in the role,[11] the Mumbai Mirror said she did "not play seductresses but a proper, responsible drama teacher" and that "Pandey makes an effort but isn't quite there".[12]

The posters for the film, which featured her "clad in nothing, but two placards tactfully placed to cover her body", angered people and a group of protestors tore the posters and set them on fire on 20 July 2013 in Mumbai.[13] The general secretary of Shiv Sena Chitrapat objected to Pandey's skin showing in the advertisements, saying, "We find the poster highly vulgar and derogatory and won't allow such hoardings."[14]

Pandey signed on to star in the planned sequel to Nasha as Anita.[15]

Pandey app[edit]

In 2017, Pandey launched an app on Google Play. However, within a few hours, Google rejected the app and removed it from Google Play.[16][17]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Notes
2013 Nasha Anita Joseph Hindi
2014 Love Is Poison Herself Kannada Special appearance in song "Shyane Ishta Cricketettu"
2015 Malini & Co. Malini Telugu
2015 Uvaa Pooja Hindi
2017 Aa Gaya Hero Herself Hindi Special appearance in a song[18]


Year Show Role Language
2015 Total Nadaniyaan Jalebi Bai Hindi
2015 Pyaar Mohabbat Ssshhh Jalebi Bai Hindi


  1. ^ "Poonam Pandey goes nude for bold 'Nasha' poster". The Times of India. 
  2. ^ "I dont mind trying for IIMs: Poonam Pandey". The Times of India. 
  3. ^ "Poonam Pandey Gladrags Magazine Cover Page Hot Stills". rediff.com. 
  4. ^ "Meet Kingfisher model Poonam Pandey". Sify. 
  5. ^ "Birthday Special 5 Controversies Of Controversy Queen Poonam Pandey" (in Hindi). Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  6. ^ Pritika Ghura, Poonam, Sherlyn, Mallika: Who dares to bare for fame? Times of India 15 September 2013
  7. ^ "FIR against Poonam Pandey who vowed to strip if India wins World Cup". April 2, 2011. NDTV. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Silly Point: Poonam Pandey WILL strip on final day!". April 1, 2011. Rediff.com. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Adults Only: Poonam Pandey Finally Goes Nude After KKR Win IPL-5 (PHOTO)". International Business Times, India Edition. 28 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Adults Only: Poonam Pandey Finally Goes Nude After KKR Win IPL-5 (PHOTO)". International Business Times, India Edition. 28 May 2012. 
  11. ^ Prasanna D Zor (26 July 2013). "Review: Nasha gives you a nice hangover". Rediff. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  12. ^ Karan Anshuman (26 July 2013). "Frim review: Nasha". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Poonam Pandey's bold Nasha posters angers Mumbai, Delhi". The Indian Express. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Poonam Pandey's film publicity irks political party". Times of India. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Poonam Pandey: I enjoyed romancing a teenager in Nasha". Rediff. 5 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "Poonam Pandey App rejected by Google". Bollywood Galiyara. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  17. ^ "Poonam Pandey says Google banned her app". Indian Express. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  18. ^ "Poonam Pandey to do a item song with Govinda". 

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