Pooja Hegde was brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her parents Manjunath Hegde and Latha Hegde are from Mangalore, Karnataka on 13 october 1990.


She competed in the Miss India 2009 competition, but was eliminated in an early round despite winning the Miss India Talented 2009 honour. She re-applied the following year and was the second runner-up in the Miss Universe India 2010 competition, while also being crowned Miss India South Glamorous Hair 2010 in the subsidiary competition.

She made her acting debut in Tamil superhero film Mugamoodi (2012) opposite Jiiva, portraying the female lead character of Shakthi, a fun-loving girl who inspires the male lead to change his outlook on society.She earned a nomination for the Best Tamil Female Debut Actress at the 2nd South Indian International Movie Awards, but lost out to Lakshmi Menon.

Her second film release, the Telugu film Oka Laila Kosam (2014), featured her opposite Naga Chaitanya. She was praised for her performance in the movie. Around the same time, she bagged the nomination for Best Actress at the 62nd Filmfare Awards (South).

Even she has appeared in Mukunda in the year 2014 in Telugu opposite for the debutant Varun Tej, nephew of actor Chiranjeevi. Hegde impressed many with her memorable performance in Gopikamma song from Mukunda.

Mohenjo Daro released in 2016 which was panned by critics and became major box office flop.

In 2017, she appeared in Telugu-language vigilante action comedy film Duvvada Jagannadham along side actor Allu Arjun.

In 2018, she featured in three Telugu films. The first is a Special appearance in the song “Jigelu Rani” for the period action Rangasthalam.

Later in 2018 she appeared in Saakshyam, alongside Bellamkonda Sreenivas 

In 2018, Trivikram Srinivas-directed action-drama Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava, opposite Jr. NTR.

In 2019,Maharshi is a Telugu-language action film, directed by Vamsi Paidipally co-starred by Mahesh Babu. It received mixed reviews on release.

Her second Telugu film in the same year was action-thriller the Harish Shankar-directed action thriller film Gaddalakonda Ganesh, a remake of the 2014 Tamil-language film Jigarthanda, featuring Varun Tej and Atharvaa along with her.

Pooja returned to Bollywood after a gap of three years with Sajid Nadiadwala’s comedy film directed by Farhad Samji, featuring her as Rajkumari Mala and Pooja (reincarnated) in Housefull 4 , which went on to gross over ₹280 crore worldwide.

Her 2020 Telugu-language action drama film Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, along side Allu Arjun and directed by Trivikram, became one of the highest-grossing Telugu films of all time, grossing nearly ₹250 crore.

Her upcoming projects include  Most Eligible Bachelor, directed by Bommarillu Bhaskar opposite Akhil Akkineni in telugu and a romantic multilingual film with Prabhas in Radheshyam.


2012Mugamoodi Shakthi
2014Oka Laila KosamNandana
2016Mohenjo DaroChaani
2017Duvvada JagannadhamPooja
2018Rangasthalam ——— 
2018SaakshyamSoundarya Lahari
2018Aravinda Sametha Veera RaghavaAravinda
2019Gaddalakonda GaneshSridevi
2019Housefull 4Rajkumari Mala / Pooja
2020Ala VaikunthapurramulooAmulya
2021 Most Eligible BachelorTBA


  • Father : ManjunathHegde
  • Mother : Lata Hegde
  • Brother : Rishabh Hegde
Pooja Hegde with her Father
Pooja Hegde with her Mother
Pooja Hegde with her Brother


  • Height(apporx) –
    • In centimeters – 168cm
    • In meters – 1.68m
    • In feet – 5′ 9″
  • Weight(approx) –
    • In kilograms – 53kgs
    • In pounds – 117lbs
  • Body measurements (approx) – 34-25-34
  • Eye color – Brown
  • Hair color – Black


Favourite FoodBiriyani, Pizza
Favourite ActorsHrithik Roshan, Farhan Akthar, Leonardo Li Caprico and Aamir Khan
Favourite ActressMadhuri Dixit, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock
Favourite MusiciansA.R.Rahman, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Bryan Adams, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake
Favourite DirectorRajkumar Hirani
Favourite ColorPink
Favourite DestinationGoa, India


Boy friends/AffairsNot Known
Martial statusNot married
Home townUdupi, Karnataka, INDIA
Education QualificationMaster of Commerce
HobbiesDancing,Travelling,Singing, Reading
Zodiac signLibra

INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/hegdepooja/

TWITTER : https://twitter.com/hegdepooja?lang=en

FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/PoojaHegde/

NET WORTH$2.5 Million


  • Does Pooja Hegde smoke ? NO
  • Does Pooja Hegde drink alcohol ? NOT KNOWN
  • She was the runner-up in Miss Universe 2010 and Miss India South 2010.
  • She is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer.
  • She is a huge fan of Roger Federer and Rahul Dravid.
  • Aushtosh Goweriker’s wife sunita recommended her name for the film Mohenjo Daro after watching her in an advertisement
  • Because of her commitment to Mohenjo Daro,she had to reject mani ratnam’s tamil movie.
  • She can fluently speak in English,Tulu,Tamil and Hindi.
  • Her family wanted her name to be Lakshmi as she was born on Lakshmi Pooja day, but because her metarnal aunt considered it as a bit-old fashioned, then they changed it to Pooja.
  • She has a pet dog,Pedro.

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