Uma Maheswari, popularly known as "Pepsi Uma", was the host of Pepsi Ungal choice programme in Sun TV.
She hosted Pepsi Ungal Choice in Sun TV for 10 years. Uma was the producer of Star Show on Sun TV, which had Uma and Gangai Amaran discussing an issue every week with film personalities. She later switched to Kalaignar TV when it originally started. She left Kalaignar TV in March 2008.
During a net poll, she was rated as the best anchor in Tamil Nadu and she has turned down several acting offers. Uma is the only South Indian TV Anchor to appear in Karan Thapar's BBC series Face toc Face in 2001. She refused every film that came to her. Subash Ghai was very keen that he cast her opposite Shah Rukh Khan, and so were many Tamil directors. Viewers went crazy when talking to her and matters came to such a pass that they began to build a temple for her! It was supposed to be built at Kumili. She refused an ad with Sachin Tendulkar from Pepsi due to the costume given to her. Today, with a Masters in Business Administration she is the director of a firm.
- "Pepsi Uma quits Kalaignar TV". Indiaglitz. 25 March 2008.
- "Pretty Young Something". India Today. 16 October 2000.