Poonam Pandey

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Poonam Pandey
Poonam Pandey before the red carpet at the Femina Miss India 2018.jpg
Poonam Pandey before the red carpet at the Femina Miss India 2018
Born (1991-03-11) 11 March 1991 (age 30)[1]
OccupationActress, model, erotic star
Sam Bombay
(m. 2020)

Poonam Pandey (born 11 March 1991) is an erotic star and model from India. She is best known for her nude portrayal on online platforms.[2] She debuted in Bollywood with the film Nasha in 2013.[3]

Early life[edit]

Pandey began her career as a model.[4] She became one of the top nine contestants of the Gladrags Manhunt and Megamodel Contest and appeared on the cover page of the fashion magazine.[5][6]

Media spotlight[edit]

Pandey became popular through her social media accounts, including Twitter when she started posting her semi-nude photos. Her revealing photos have received much media attention.[7]

She rose to media spotlight when she promised to strip for the Indian cricket team if it won the 2011 Cricket World Cup.[8][9] 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).[10] However, she did upload a video on her mobile app, where she is seen stripping naked at the Wankhede Stadium at night.

In 2012, she posed nude after Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL 5.[11]

She went on to have her own mobile application developed. The app was banned by Google soon after its launch in the Play Store and currently available in her official site only.[12]

She also uploaded a sex tape in which she was with her then boyfriend, on to Instagram that she later deleted.[13][14][15]

Movie career[edit]

In 2013, she played 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,[16] the Mumbai Mirror said she did "not play seductresses but a proper, responsible drama teacher" and that "Poonam 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 protesters tore the posters and set them on fire on 20 July 2013 in Mumbai.[18] The general secretary of Shiv Sena Chitrapat objected to Poonam's skin showing in the advertisements, saying, "We find the poster highly vulgar and derogatory and won't allow such hoardings."[19]

Pandey signed on to star in the planned sequel to Nasha, where she will be reprising her role as Anita.[20]

Personal life[edit]

Pandey married her long-term boyfriend Sam Bombay on 1 September 2020. The wedding had to be private because of the COVID-19 pandemic. They got married at their Mumbai home in the presence of close friends and family.[21] On 11 September, Pandey filed a complaint against Bombay claiming he had molested, threatened and assaulted her; Bombay was arrested on Tuesday 23 September in Goa, The incident happened in Canacona village in south Goa where Pandey was shooting for a movie.[22][23] However this sparked controversy as many accused her of scamming and abusing the use of IPC Section 498A.[24][clarification needed] Bombay was later released on bail and Pandey talked things over with him.[25][26] Due to the sudden patch up just a few days after the incident and Bombay's arrest, many claimed and trolled her on social media that the whole incident was a publicity stunt.[27][24] On 5 November 2020, Pandey was arrested in North Goa for filming a nude video on government property.[28][29] The arrest came after the Goa Forward Party filed a complaint and FIR, and stated to the media that Pandey's video was an assault on the women of Goa.[26]


Year Title Role Language Notes
2013 The Uncanny Rita Short film
2013 Nasha Anita Joseph Hindi
2014 Love Is Poison Herself Kannada Special appearance in song "Shyane Ishta Cricketettu"
2014 Adalat Herself Bhojpuri
2015 Malini & Co. Malini Telugu
2017 Aa Gaya Hero Herself Hindi Special appearance in a song[30]
2017 GST – Galti Sirf Tumhari Hindi [31]
2018 The Journey of Karma Karma D'souza Hindi
2019 Love in a Taxi Hindi Post Production
2020 Touch the Fire Poonam Pandey English
Post Production


Year Show Role TV Channel
2015 Total Nadaniyaan Jalebi Bai Big Magic
2015 Pyaar Mohabbat Ssshhh Jalebi Bai Big Magic


  1. ^ "Birthday Special: 50 pics that define Poonam Pandey". India Today. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Poonam Pandey goes nude for bold 'Nasha' poster". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Bollywood debuts of 2013". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  4. ^ "I dont mind trying for IIMs: Poonam Pandey". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 23 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Poonam Pandey Gladrags Magazine Cover Page Hot Stills". rediff.com.
  6. ^ "Meet Kingfisher model Poonam Pandey". Sify. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  7. ^ Pritika Ghura, Poonam, Sherlyn, Mallika: Who dares to bare for fame? Times of India 15 September 2013
  8. ^ "FIR against Poonam Pandey who vowed to strip if India wins World Cup". April 2, 2011. NDTV. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Silly Point: Poonam Pandey WILL strip on final day!". April 1, 2011. Rediff.com. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Adults Only: Poonam Pandey Finally Goes Nude After KKR Win IPL-5 (PHOTO)". International Business Times, India Edition. 28 May 2012.
  11. ^ "Adults Only: Poonam Pandey Finally Goes Nude After KKR Win IPL-5 (PHOTO)". International Business Times, India Edition. 28 May 2012.
  12. ^ "Google suspends Poonam Pandey's 'bold' app, available only on official site". Business Today. 19 April 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  13. ^ Team, DNA Web (18 January 2019). "Watch: Poonam Pandey does it again! Leaks her sex tape on Instagram, deletes it later". DNA India. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Poonam Pandey s*x video goes viral, later removed – OrissaPOST". Odisha News, Odisha Latest news, Odisha Daily – OrissaPOST. 20 January 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  15. ^ "Poonam Pandey Sex Tape Leak: Explicit Video Shows Up On Model's Instagram Page, Fans Wonder If She Leaked It". www.inquisitr.com. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  16. ^ Prasanna D Zor (26 July 2013). "Review: Nasha gives you a nice hangover". Rediff. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  17. ^ Karan Anshuman (26 July 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: I enjoyed romancing a teenager in Nasha". Rediff. 5 June 2013.
  21. ^ "Poonam Pandey on Wedding With Sam Bombay: 'Had to be Private Due to Covid19'". News18. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  22. ^ "Newly-wed actress Poonam Pandey accuses husband of molesting, threatening her". www.timesnownews.com. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  23. ^ "Poonam Pandey Molested By Husband Sam Bombay Controversy: Actress Says, 'Not In The Right State Of Mind'- EXCLUSIVE". Yahoo. 22 September 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  24. ^ a b "'Nobody Molested Her': Poonam Pandey Relentlessly Trolled after FIR Against Husband Sam Bombay". News 18. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  25. ^ "Poonam Pandey patches up with husband Sam Bombay after getting him arrested for molestation?". Times Of India. 29 September 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  26. ^ a b Tyagi, Ankur; Handoo, Ritika (5 November 2020). "Poonam Pandey arrested in Goa for allegedly shooting 'porn' video on beach". Zee News. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  27. ^ Nayak, Pooja (27 September 2020). "Poonam Pandey patches up with husband Sam Bombay; netizens call their 'molestation' row a 'publicity stunt'". Times Now News. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  28. ^ "Breaking: Poonam Pandey arrested for shooting obscene video in Goa". DNA India. 5 November 2020. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  29. ^ "Goa Police arrest Poonam Pandey for shooting an obscene video at Chapoli Dam". India Times. 5 November 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  30. ^ "Poonam Pandey to do a item song with Govinda".
  31. ^ "GST: Galti Sirf Tumhari': Poster of new Poonam Pandey movie". scroll.in. 1 November 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2020.

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