She was born into a Hindu Telugu family at Visakhapatnam and raised in Chennai and New Delhi. She was exposed to different cultures in India due to her father's work. She graduated from SRM Easwari Engineering College in Chennai, and worked for Tata Consultancy Services as a Software Engineer before entering the film industry.
Ponnada started her career as a software engineer working at Tata Consultancy Services in Chennai. She started her acting career with a short film 'upma tinesindi' along with her husband, short film actor Arjun Kalyan  which became a big hit. Her short film 'Parichayam' led her to silver screen and she has appeared in movies like Darshakudu, Rangasthalam in which she played prominent roles.'
|2015||UpmaTinesindhi||Telugu||Short Film||Arjun Kalyan||Srinu Pandranki|
|2015||Boochi||Pujita||Telugu||Short Film||Deepa Balasubramanian||Srinu Pandranki|
|2015||Chandamama||Telugu||Music Video||Arjun Kalyan||Sai Prateek|
|2016||Deepika padukone||Tara||Telugu||Short Film||Arjun Kalyan||Ramana Goppisetti|
|Parichayam||Naya||Telugu||Short Film||Arjun Kalyan||KlapBorad Productions||Harish Nagaraj|
|Anu Nenu Thanu||Dual Role (Ananya, Sananya)||Telugu||Short Film||Arjun Kalyan||Padmanabha Reddy & Satish Kotana||Mahendra|
|Saturday Evening||Naya||Telugu||Short Film||Arjun Kalyan||Rahul Machineni||Tharun Kumar|
|Radha Krishna||Radha||Telugu||Short Film||Aberaam Varma||DreamerZ Entertainment||Vighnesh Karumanchi|
|2019||Jhootha Kahin Ka||Gauri||Hindi debut film|
|7||Bhanu||Bilingual film in Telugu and Tamil|
- "Cinema is a drug: Pujita Ponnada". Deccan Chronicle. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
- "Pujita Ponnada interview". IB Times. 2 June 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
- "UPMA TINESINDI - Romantic Comedy by Srinu Pandranki | Telugu Shortfilm". 3 April 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2018 – via YouTube.
- "Sukumar is my mentor: Pujita Ponnada". Deccan Chronicle. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
- "Aadhi Pinisetty romance with Pujita Ponnada in Rangasthalam". Tollywood.net. 29 March 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.