Poonam Pandey

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Poonam Pandey
Poonam Pandey at Riddick premier (cropped).jpg
Born Poonam Pandey
(1991-03-11) 11 March 1991 (age 24)[1]
Delhi, India
Occupation Model, Actress11
Years active 2014-present

Poonam Pandey is an Indian model and film actress, known for her works in bollywood, and Telugu cinema.[2][3][4][5] She began her career as a model.[6] She became one of the Top nine contestants of Gladrags - 2010, and appeared on the cover page of the fashion magazine.[7][8] She shot for 29 calendars for the year 2011, including the Gladrags Calendar. She was featured in Kingfisher Calendar 2012.[9]

Media spotlight[edit]

She rose to media spotlight when she promised to strip for the Indian cricket team if it won the Cricket World Cup in 2011.[10][11] India indeed lifted the World Cup; however, Poonam couldn't fulfill her promise as she was denied permission by the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI).[12] In 2012, she posed naked after Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL 5.[13] Pandey has received a lot of coverage over explicit pictures of herself that she has posted on her Twitter account.[14] She was reported to have performed at a New Year's Eve bash in Hyderabad in 2014.[15]

Film career[edit]

In 2013, she was the female lead of the film Nasha, a teacher who ends up having a sexual relationship with one of her students. While Rediff stated that she "excels as a seductress" in the role,[16] the Mumbai Mirror stated she "does not play seductresses but a proper, responsible drama teacher" and that "Pandey makes an effort but isn't quite there".[17]

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.[18] The general secretary of Shiv Sena Chitrapat has objected to Pandey's skin showing in the advertisements, saying, "We find the poster highly vulgar and derogatory and won't allow such hoardings."[19] In March, 2014, she has signed a film which will be directed by Sameer Sharma.[20] She has signed to star in the planned sequel, Nasha as Anita.[21]


Year Film Role Language
2013 Nasha[21] Anita Joseph (Hindi)
2015 Malini & Co.[22] Malini (Telugu)


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


  1. ^ "Poonam Pandey – Biography, Photos and More". Just For Her. 1 November 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Poonam Pandey goes nude for bold 'Nasha' poster". The Times of India. 
  3. ^ "Poonam Pandey at Nasha promo launch". intoday.in. 
  4. ^ Kapde Phenk Tamasha Dekh : Poonam Pandey Reveals ALL. YouTube. 28 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bigbossupdate.com". bigbossupdate.com. 
  6. ^ "I dont mind trying for IIMs: Poonam Pandey". The Times of India. 
  7. ^ "Poonam Pandey Gladrags Magazine Cover Page Hot Stills". rediff.com. 
  8. ^ "Meet Kingfisher model Poonam Pandey". Sify. 
  9. ^ "पूनम पांडेय का बर्थडे: जानें हॉट एंड बोल्ड मॉडल पूनम पांडेय की 5 बड़ी कंट्रोवर्सीज्‍ा" (Inextlive.jagran.com). Retrieved 11 March 2015.  zero width joiner character in |title= at position 84 (help)
  10. ^ "FIR against Poonam Pandey who vowed to strip if India wins World Cup". April 2, 2011. NDTV. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Silly Point: Poonam Pandey WILL strip on final day!". April 1, 2011. Rediff.com. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Adults Only: Poonam Pandey Finally Goes Nude After KKR Win IPL-5 (PHOTO)". International Business Times, India Edition. 28 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Adults Only: Poonam Pandey Finally Goes Nude After KKR Win IPL-5 (PHOTO)". International Business Times, India Edition. 28 May 2012. 
  14. ^ Pritika Ghura, Poonam, Sherlyn, Mallika: Who dares to bare for fame? Times of India Sep 15, 2013
  15. ^ "Poonam Pandey competes with Sunny Leone!". The Times of India. 
  16. ^ Prasanna D Zor (July 26, 2013). "Review: Nasha gives you a nice hangover". Rediff. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  17. ^ Karan Anshuman (Jul 26, 2013). "Frim review: Nasha". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "Poonam Pandey's bold Nasha posters angers Mumbai, Delhi". The Indian Express. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "Poonam Pandey's film publicity irks political party". Times of India. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  20. ^ "Poonam Pandey narrates how she spent her 23rd Birthday". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  21. ^ a b "Poonam Pandey: I enjoyed romancing a teenager in Nasha". Rediff. 5 June 2013. 
  22. ^ "Poonam Pandey to act in a telugu movie". International Business Times. 12 November 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 

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