Shubha Poonja

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Shubha Poonja
Born Shubha Poonja
Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Other names Subha,
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2004–present

Shubha Poonja is an Indian actress and former model. She mostly appeared in Tamil and Kannada films. She is best known for her role in the movie Moggina Manasu for which she received Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada.

Early life[edit]

Shubha Poonja in personal life is a graduate in BA from Bishop Cotton Girls College in Bangalore. She was always interested in cultural activities & taking the center stage. She did a lot of fashion shows before pursuing her career on advertisements and mainstream cinema.


Shubha Poonja, a Mangalorean descent from Tuluva community by birth[1] , brought up in Bangalore,[2] studied in Carmel Convent School, Jayanagar in Bangalore, before she started modelling, appearing in various television ads.[3] Meanwhile, she took part at a beauty contest in Chennai, where she won the "Miss Chennai-Top Model 2003" title.[4] Subsequently, she entered the Tamil film industry, after K. S. Vasanthakumar, director of the Tamil film Machi approached her to enact the lead female role in the film, having seen her photos.[5] After starring in the Tamil films Thirudiya Idhayathai and Shanmuga in the following months, which all proved to be very unsuccessful at the box-office, failed to attract people and hence, went totally unnoticed, she got to enter the Kannada film industry with the 2006 film Jackpot. Afterwards, she appeared in several Kannada films, including Chanda, Moggina Manasu and Slum Bala and was able to make her mark there, with people beginning to take notice of her. Lately, she appeared in Anjadiru, the Kannada remake of the 2008 Tamil hit film Anjaathe, and in Thakath.


Year Title Language Role Notes
2004 Macchi Tamil Rakshita
2005 Thirudiya Idhayathai Tamil Haritha
Shanmuga Tamil
2006 Jackpot Kannada Preethi
Oru Ponnu Oru Paiyan Tamil Shubha
2007 Chanda Kannada Swapna
2008 Moggina Manasu Kannada Renuka Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada
Slum Bala Kannada Duniya Vijaya
Sutta Pazham Tamil Vandana
2009 Anjadiru Kannada Uththara
Thakath Kannada Bhagya (Bhageerathi)
2010 Preethi Hungama Kannada Geetha
Naari Adda Kannada
2011 Kanteerava Kannada Indra
Nanalla Kannada Bhavya
2012 Golmaal Kannada Preethi
2013 Parari Kannada Urmila
2014 Chirayu Kannada
2015 Kotigond Love Story Kannada
2016 Tarle Nan Maklu Kannada
Jai Maruthi 800 Kannada Smitha
Sigandur Chowdeshwari Mahime Kannada
2017 Meenakshi Kannada Meenakshi
Samosa Kannada Filming


  1. ^ "Shooting of Kannada film "Chirayu" at padubidri beach". Padubidri Retrieved 2017-07-21. 
  2. ^ "Shuba - The new girl!". Sify. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  3. ^ "Mangalorean Actress Shuba Punja Hits 'Jackpot'". Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  4. ^ "Mangalorean Actress Shuba Punja Hits 'Jackpot'". Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  5. ^ "Shuba Punja: Sreedevi is my role model". Retrieved 2009-05-27. 

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