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, Actress
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.[9] She was featured in Kingfisher Calendar 2012.[10]

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.[11][12] 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).[13] In 2012, she posed naked after Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL 5.[14] Pandey has received a lot of coverage over explicit pictures of herself that she has posted on her Twitter account.[15] She was reported to have performed at a New Year's Eve bash in Hyderabad in 2014.[16]

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,[17] 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".[18]

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.[19] 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."[20] In March, 2014, she has signed a film which will be directed by Sameer Sharma.[21] She has signed to star in the planned sequel, Nasha as Anita.[22]


Year Film Role Language
2013 Nasha[23] Anita Joseph (Hindi)
2015 Malini & Co.[24] Malini (Telugu)


  1. ^ "Happy 22nd Birthday Poonam Pandey: 10 jaw dropping moments of the starlet". IBN Live. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Poonam Pandey goes nude for bold 'Nasha' poster - The Times of India
  3. ^ Poonam Pandey at Nasha promo launch - | Photo1 | India Today |
  4. ^ Jay Hind! official Youtube channel Episode 271 : Segment 4, Poonam Pandey Reveals All
  5. ^ why Poonam Pandey said no to Bigg Boss 7? - BBU
  6. ^ I dont mind trying for IIMs: Poonam Pandey - Times Of India
  7. ^ Poonam Pandey Gladrags Magazine Cover Page Hot Stills : hot photos on Rediff Pages
  8. ^ Meet Kingfisher model Poonam Pandey
  9. ^ Poonam Pandey to partially strip for Team India!
  10. ^ "पूनम पांडेय का बर्थडे: जानें हॉट एंड बोल्ड मॉडल पूनम पांडेय की 5 बड़ी कंट्रोवर्सीज्‍ा" (Inextlive.jagran.com). Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "FIR against Poonam Pandey who vowed to strip if India wins World Cup". April 2, 2011. NDTV. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Silly Point: Poonam Pandey WILL strip on final day!". April 1, 2011. Rediff.com. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ http://www.ibtimes.co.in/adults-only-poonam-pandey-finally-goes-nude-after-kkr-win-ipl-5-photo-345949
  14. ^ Adults Only: Poonam Pandey Finally Goes Nude After KKR Win IPL-50 (PHOTO) - International Business Times
  15. ^ Pritika Ghura, Poonam, Sherlyn, Mallika: Who dares to bare for fame? Times of India Sep 15, 2013
  16. ^ [1]
  17. ^ Prasanna D Zor (July 26, 2013). "Review: Nasha gives you a nice hangover". Rediff. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  18. ^ Karan Anshuman (Jul 26, 2013). "Frim review: Nasha". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  19. ^ "Poonam Pandey's bold Nasha posters angers Mumbai, Delhi". The Indian Express. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  20. ^ "Poonam Pandey's film publicity irks political party". Times of India. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "Poonam Pandey narrates how she spent her 23rd Birthday". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  22. ^ Poonam Pandey: I enjoyed romancing a teenager in Nasha - Rediff.com Movies
  23. ^ Poonam Pandey: I enjoyed romancing a teenager in Nasha - Rediff.com Movies
  24. ^ "Poonam Pandey to act in a telugu movie". International Business Times. 12 November 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 

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