Pooja Hegde, Story Of Pooja Hegde Wiki, Biography, Boyfriend, Parents, Net Worth, Age, Family, News & More

Pooja Hegde is an Indian model and Bollywood actress who has been featured in many Hindi as well as Telugu films in the past few years. Pooja Hegde was the second runner-up in the 2010 Miss Universe India. She started off her acting career with the Tamil film “Mugamoodi” in 2012. She got her first Hindi movie in 2016, where she starred opposite Hrithik Roshan.

  • Born: Saturday, October 13, 1990, Mumbai , Maharashtra
  • Profession: Actress, Model Height: 5 ft 6 in Weight: 52 Kgs Nationality: 
  • Indian Parent(s): Manjunath Hegde, Lata Hegde Sibling(s): Rishabh Hegde
Pooja Hegde, Story Of Pooja Hegde Wiki, Biography, Boyfriend, Parents, Net Worth, Age, Family, News & More

Pooja Hegde Wiki/Biography

Pooja Hegde was born on 13 October 1990 (age 28 years; as in 2018) in Mumbai. Her zodiac sign is Libra.

She studied at M.M.K College, Mumbai and is a post-graduate in Commerce.

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Pooja Hegde Wiki Biography
Pooja Hegde Wiki Biography

Pooja Hegde Introduction

Pooja Hegde is an Indian model and film actress who appears mainly in Telugu and Bollywood movies. She finished as the second runner-up in Miss Universe India 2010 competition.

Pooja Hegde was born on 13 October 1990 in Mangalore, Karnatka (India).

Later, she brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra(India) and also did her schooling from Mumbai.

Pooja Hegde Facts

Pooja Hegde Facts
Pooja Hegde Facts
  • Pooja is a trained Bharatanatyam Dancer.
  • She used to participate actively in singing, dancing, and fashion contests during her college days. She was even a part of the college festival committee.
  • She took Telugu lessons to help her portray the lead female role in the movie “Oka Laila Kosam (2012).”
  • After watching Pooja in an advertisement, Ashutosh Gowariker’s wife recommended her name for the film “Mohenjo Daro (2016)” and called her for the audition, which she successfully passed.
  • Due to her commitment to the film “Mohenjo Daro”, she rejected the opportunity to work in Mani Ratnam’s film.
  • She is a huge fan of Roger Federer and Rahul Dravid.
  • Her mother tongue is Tulu, but she can also speak in Hindi, English, Kannada, and Tamil fluently.
  • Her family initially wanted to name her as ‘Lakshmi’ because she was born on the Lakshmi Pooja Day of Deewali. However, her maternal grandmother considered the name as old-fashioned, so, they changed it to ‘Pooja.’
  • If not an actor, she would have opted for fashion designing or pursued photography or business.

Pooja Hegde Career

Pooja Hegde Career
Pooja Hegde Career

In 2009, she appeared in Miss India But she was eliminated. After that, she appeared in Miss Universe India and became the second runner-up in Miss Universe India 2010.

In 2010 she also crowned Miss India South Glamorous Hair competition.

She started her acting career with Mysskin‘s Tamil superhero film Mugamoodi with Jiiva in 2012. In 2014, she appeared in a Telugu movie Oka Laila Kosam with Naga Chaitanya. Due to her brilliant performance, Pooja Hegde was nominated for Best Actress at the 62nd
Filmfare Awards South.

In 2014, she appeared in her first Bollywood movie Mohenjo Daro with Hrithik Roshan.

NamePooja Hegde
Nick NameNot Known
Profession(s)Actress(Telugu and Bollywood Movie)
Famous ForLead Actress in Mohenjo Daro(2016)
With Hritik Roshan
Debut MovieMugamoodi(Tamil Film)
Language KnownTulu,Marathi,Hindi, English
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)centimeters– 172 cm
meters-1.72 m 
feet inches– 5’8”
Weight (approx.)– 56kg 
Eye ColourLight Brown
Hair ColourBrown
Body Measurement34-25-34
Waist Size25
Hip Size34
Personal Life
Date of Birth13 October 1990
Birth PalaceMumbai, (Maharastra, India)
Age28(as in 2019)
ResidenceMumbai, (Maharastra, India)
Star Sign/Zodiac SignLibra
HometownMumbai (Maharastra, India)
Food HabitN.A
HobbiesDancing, Travelling
Educational & Qualification
SchoolNot Known
CollegeM.M.K college of commerce(bandra, Mumbai)
Qualification (M.com)
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
HusbandNot Known
ParentsFather– Manjunah Hegde
Mother-Latha Hegde
Sister-Not Known
Brother-Rishabh Hegde
Source of Income & Net Worth and Car Collection
Net worth1.2Crore(Approx)
Income SourceActing
Car CollectionNot Known
Movies/ Tv show & Advertisement She worked
MoviesMugamoodi (2012),
Oka Laila Kosam (2014),
Mukunda (2014),
Mohenjo Daro (2016),
Duvvada Jagannadham (2017),
Malayalam (2017),
Bellamkonda Sreenivas (2018)
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Pooja Hegde Family

Pooja Hegde belongs to a Hindu family from Udupi, Karnataka. Her father’s name is Manjunath Hegde and her mother’s name is Lata Hegde. Her younger brother’s name is Rishabh Hegde, And he is a doctor.

List of all Pooja Hegde movies

2014Oka Laila KosamNandana
2016Mohenjo DaroChaani
2017Duvvada JagannadhamPooja
2018SaakshyamSoundarya Lahari
2018Aravinda Sametha Veera RaghavaAravindha
2019Gaddalakonda GaneshSridevi
2019Housefull 4Rajkumari Mala / Pooja
2020Ala VaikunthapurramulooAmulu
2020Most Eligible BachelorVibha

Net Worth / Salary

Pooja Hegde Net Worth is $2.5 million dollars as of 2019.

Favourite things

  • Favourite Actor – Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar
  • Favourite Actress – Madhuri Dixit, Meryl Streep
  • Favourite Film – Not known
  • Favourite Food – Biryani, Pizza
  • Favourite Holiday Destination – London, Himachal Pradesh
  • Favourite Color – Red
  • Hobbies – Dancing, Travelling

Awards and Honors

  • In 2017:- Zee Telugu Golden Awards for the Entertainer Of The Year (Female) for the film ‘Duvvada Jagannadham’
  • In 2020:- Zee Cine Awards Telugu for the Favourite Actress for the film ‘Maharshi’

Pooja Hegde Career:

Pooja has been attracted to modelling and fashion since her childhood and then she chose to begin her career as a model and actress. While she was studying, she began chasing her hopes of competing in modelling assignments.

She took part in the 2010 ‘Miss Universe India’ contest where she became the ‘second runner-up.’ She focused her path into films after this. To get the break-in movies she met several southern filmmakers, and “Mughmodo” was her first ever film of her career.

To get chance in cinema, she approached several south film producers and “Mughmodo” was her first film in her career.

She got another film offer named “Oka Laila Kosam.” After that, she met several offers and took part in several south Indian films. She did her acting debut in Bollywood with the movie “Mohanjo Dara,” directed by Ashutosh Govarikar, which she featured in 2016 opposite Hrithik Roshan.

The movie was block buster hit at the box office and she switched to the south again.  After launching her Bollywood, she had few Telugu movie launches, including Saakshyam, Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava and Maharshi.

Her films all went well at box office and she was seen in Bollywood film Housefull 4.

Physical appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Weight (approx.): 53 kg

Figure Measurements (approx.): 34-25-34

Eye Colour: Brown

Hair Colour: Black

Family, Caste & Boyfriend

She hails from the Udupi state of Karnataka. Her father, Manjunath Hegde is a lawyer.

Pooja Hegde With Her Father Manjunath Hegde

Her mother, Latha Hegde is an Immunologist and Genetics Professional. Her elder brother, Rishabh Hegde is a doctor.

Pooja Hegde With Her Mother, Latha Hegde And Her Brother, Rishabh Hegde

Pooja Hegde Starting

She competed in Miss India 2009 competition but was eliminated in an early round in spite of winning Miss India Talented 2009 Honour. She reapplied the next year and became the second runner up at Miss Universe India 2010 competition. She was also crowned Miss India South Glamorous Hair 2010 in the subsidiary competition. She made her acting debut with the 2012 Tamil movie “Mugamoodi.”

Mugamoodi (2012)

Pooja made her Telugu film debut with the movie “Oka Laila Kosam (2012).”

She made her Bollywood debut with the film “Mohenjo Daro (2016).”


  • Miss Universe India 2010 second runner-upPooja Hegde-Miss Universe India 2010 second runner-up
  • Miss India South 2010 runner up
  • Miss India South Glamorous Hair 2010
  • Miss India Talented 2009

Some Lesser Known Fact about Pooja Hegde.

  • Pooja Hegde was crowned as Miss Universe India 2010 as second runner up.
  • She has completed her Masters in Commerce and has a PG research course in Anthropology at Indian Institute of World Culture, Bengaluru.
  • She made her acting debut with the Tamil movie Mugamoodi.
  • Pooja made her debut in Bollywood with Ashutosh Gowariker’s movie Mohenjo Daro with lead actor starring as Hrithik Roshan.
  • She was crowned as Miss India South Glamorous Hair 2010.
  • She Participated in Miss India 2009 beauty pageant but became eliminated

Pooja Hegde Instagram id


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.

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Hemant is an Indian Blogger, Writer, and Content creator from Delhi. He has completed her graduation from Delhi University. He loves to write on topics related to Biography, TV Shows, and the latest news.

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