Pooja Hegde heroine of Radhe Shyam is an Indian actress and model who appears predominantly in Telugu and Hindi films. She was crowned as the second runner-up at the Miss Universe India 2010 competition. She made her debut in Tamil film Mysskin’s Mugamoodi. She made her Telugu film debut alongside Naga Chaitanya in Oka Laila Kosam. Pooja Hegde was born on 13th October 1990 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She is an Indian Film actress. She made her acting debut in a Tamil film, Mugamoodi (2012) followed by her Telugu film debut in Oka Laila Kosam, opposite Naga Chaitanya Akkineni and Hindi film debut in Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro (2016) opposite Hrithik Roshan.
Like her parents Manjunath Hegde and Lata Hegde, Pooja was born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She has an elder brother Rishabh Hegde who is an Orthopaedic surgeon. They are originally from Mangalore, Karnataka. Pooja was the second runner-up at the Miss Universe India 2010 pageant. She speaks English, Hindi, Marathi Tulu Telegu and Tamil.
Her upcoming projects are a comedy film Cirkus with Ranveer Singh and directed by Rohit Shetty, romantic multilingual film Radhe Shyam (2022) with Prabhas, Most Eligible Bachelor opposite Akhil Akkineni and Acharya opposite Ram Charan. She will also be seen opposite Salman Khan in their upcoming film Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali (2022).
Pooja Hegde Early Life:
Born on October 13, 1990, Pooja Hegde is one of the most successful actresses in the Indian Industry. The 31-year-old was born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra. But she can still fluently speak English, Hindi, Tulu, Tamil, and her mother tongue Kannada. Her family’s origin is from Karnataka. Pooja comes from a well-nurtured family who has done everything possible to help Pooja achieve her dreams.
She studied M.Com from M.M.K. College. She was also a regular participant in dancing and fashion shows during her college days. Pooja’s brother, Rishabh Hegde, is an Orthopedic Surgeon. She started her career not as an actor but as a model. In 2009, she participated in Miss India but got eliminated. Still, she was adequate to win the Miss India Talented 2009 Honor. In 2010, Pooja tried her luck in Miss Universe and ended as a runner-up. It gave Pooja some glimmer of hope! The very same year, she got honored with the title of Miss India India South Glamorous Hair.
Pooja Hegde Boy Friend:
Pooja Hedge is single and does not have a boyfriend. In recent times, there have been rumors spreading about Pooja Hegde dating somebody. When we found out who the person was, it was none other than Rohan Mehra. Rohan Mehra first came into the scene after his debut film Baazaar. He played the lead role alongside Saif Ali Khan. Rohan and Pooja have been spotted in many places together. One of the places was the get-to-together in Harshvardhan Kapoor’s house. Because of this, rumors started stirring that Pooja realized her life partner in Rohan Mehra.
Pooja Hegde didn’t take any of these falsehoods calmly because it questioned her dignity. The South Indian Starlet put all the rumors to rest very soon. Once the media asked about her and Rohan Mehra’s relationship, she clarified everything. Pooja said that she is still single. She and Rohan Mehra are just good friends and nothing else. Pooja also said that how bad she felt, wondering from where do these rumors come. Well, living a life of a celebrity, one has to face all this! Pooja also added that people misunderstand celebrities. She likes to travel a lot, but this might go negatively, encircling her fans. The Conclusion is that Pooja Hegde is Single.
Pooja Hegde Movie Career:
Before making a mark in the film industry, Pooja began her journey as a model. Her modeling career took off in a topsy-turvy manner as she had to suffer an early exit from Miss India 2009 competition despite winning the title of Miss India Talented 2009. However, the following year, Pooja re-applied in the competition and went on to become the runner-up at Miss India 2010 competition. She also bagged the title of Miss India South Glamorous Hair 2010 in the subsidiary competition. Following her success at the competition, Pooja entered the acting world and made her acting debut with Mysskin`s Tamil superhero movie, Mugamoodi (2012). Pooja`s debut role: Pooja portrayed the character of a fun-loving girl, Shakthi, who changes the lead character, Anandan`s (portrayed by Jiiva) perspective towards the society.
Mysskin selected Pooja to play the lead after scanning through her photographs from the Miss India event. To attain fluency in Tamil, Pooja practiced writing the words in English and the similarities in Tamil and her native language, Tulu, helped her prepare for the role. Being a Tamil superhero movie, it generated immense curiosity amongst the audience. However, the movie failed to impress the audience and opened to negative reviews. Pooja`s performance was also criticized, with The Hindu quoting “she doesn`t have much scope for talent display.”
Two years later, in 2012, Pooja appeared in the Telugu movie, Oka Laila Kosam, opposite Naga Chaitanya. Impressing everyone with her performance, Pooja was highly praised for her acting. She also took Telugu lessons for her role. After a gap of two years, in 2014, Pooja appeared in her second Telugu movie, Mukunda, directed by Srikanth Addala. The movie marked the debut of actor Varun Tej, the nephew of actor Chiranjeevi, and received a positive response at the box office.
In the same year, Pooja bagged a lead role in Ashutosh Gowarikar`s period drama, Mohenjo Daro, opposite Hrithik Roshan. The movie is scheduled to release in August 2016. It was Ashutosh Gowarikar`s wife, Sunita, who spotted Pooja in an advertisement and later called her to audition for the role. Being committed to work in her debut Bollywood movie, Pooja revealed that she would not sign any regional movie until Mohenjo Daro is released. More so, she even rejected an opportunity to work with the acclaimed director, Mani Ratnam. In 2017 the actress appeared alongside Allu Arjun in the Telugu movie Duvvada Jagannadham directed by Harish Shankar. Her 2018 releases include Rangasthalam, Race 3, Saakshyam and Aravindha Sametha. In 2019 she played a lead role in the comedy Housefull 4. Her 2020 release includes Angu Vaikuntapurathu, directed by Trivikram Srinivas.
Her native language is Tulu, but the Housefull 4 actress can also speak Hindi, English, and Marathi fluently. Her zodiac sign is Libra and she follows Hinduism. Pooja has one elder sibling “Rishabh Hegde” who works as an orthopedic surgeon.
|Full Name||Pooja Hegde|
|Date of Birth||13th October 1990|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Profession||Model and Actress|
|College / University||MMK College, Mumbai|
Pooja Hegde Net Worth:
Pooja Hedge’s Net Worth is estimated to be around $7 Million!. She is on the list of top highest-paid actresses in the South Indian Industry. Here is everything you need to know about Pooja Hegde’s net worth and upcoming projects.
According to Pinkvilla report, the Rangasthalam actor has recently bought a new sea-facing 3 BHK apartment in the Bandra neighbourhood of Mumbai. Reportedly, Pooja net worth is Rs 51 crore which is $7 million US in 2021. She is on the list of top highest-paid actresses in the southern cinema industry. Hegde’s monthly income is more than Rs 50 lakh as per the report.
Speaking about Pooja’s work front, she is part of the pan-Indian movie Radhe Shyam, co-starring Prabhas and is essaying the role of Prerna in this period drama. Being directed by Radha Krishna Kumar and is bankrolled by Bhushan Kumar, Vamsi, Pramod and Praseedha under the T-Series and UV Creations banner. The film will hit the theatres on Sankranti 2022 (January 14).
Meanwhile, Pooja has been paired up with Thalapathy Vijay in Beast, which is being directed by Nelson Dhilipkumar. Yogi Babu, Aparna Das, and several others play key roles, while the film is being produced by Sun Pictures have music scored by Anirudh Ravichander.
Pooja Hegde Height:
Pooja is 5’ 9’’ feet tall and looks gorgeous and beautiful, she weighs around 53 to 54 Kgs which is an optimal weight for an woman of such stature.
|Weight||in kilogram 53 kg, |
in pounds 117 lbs
|Height||in feet 5’ 9’’ |
in centimeters 175 cm
in meters 1.75 m
|Figure value||34 – 24 – 35|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Skin Color||Beige (milky)|
Pooja Hegde Instagram:
Pooja’s Instagram account got hacked on 27th May. She broke the news through Twitter and asked her fans to not disclose any personal information if it is asked through her Instagram account. While her team was able to retrieve her account, it was too late. The hacker had done the damage. A post featuring Samantha was posted on Hegde’s Instagram story with the caption “I don’t find her pretty at all”. She deleted the post as soon as her account was retrieved. However, the fans asked Pooja to apologize to Samantha for the post.
Quick facts about Pooja Hegde:
- Pooja Hegde does not smoke and drinks alcohol like other celebrities.
- Pooja Hegde with her pet dog
- She loves to raise animals and has a pet dog- Pedro.
- She speaks more than four regional languages including, Tulu, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi and English.
- Most Desirable Women 2017: In2017, she also grabbed her name in list of Most Desirable Women by Hyderabad Times in which she placed on the 1st rank.
- Pooja Hegde workout: She is fitness freak girls and always enthusiast for workouts routine in gym due to which she maintained her figure in shape.
- She did various commercial ads with big brands and she was appeared with Ranbir Kapoor in Hero Maestro advertisement.
- The fan following on her Instagram account is around 13 million (as 2021).
- She did extra works on daily basis to boost her career at peak point.