Pooja Hedge: Family, Early life, Career, Boyfriends, Movies, Controversies and More

Actress Pooja Hegde at the wedding reception of Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta in Mumbai

Pooja Hegde is an Indian female actor and model who appears in Bollywood and Telugu movies. She won the second runner up title at Miss India Universe 2010. Pooja Hedge made her debut as a female actor from Tamil movie ‘Mugamoodi’ in the year 2012. In Hindi cinema, she is known for her debut role in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s movie ‘Mohenjo Daro’ opposite Hrithik Roshan. Pooja Hegde once quoted that she feels blessed to have come so far, but she has a long way to go, and there is lots more to prove.

Pooja Hedge Bio
Name – Pooja Hegde
Profession – Actor and Model
Birthday – 13 October 1990
Nationality – Indian
Gender – Female
Religion – Hinduism
Born In – Mumbai, Maharastra, India
Hometown – Mangalore, Karnataka, India
    Qualifications – Graduation (Master of Commerce
Debut Tamil Film – Mugamoodi (2012)
Debut Hindi Film – Mohenjo Daro(2016
Father – Manjunath Hegde
Mother – Lata Hegde
 Brother – Rishab Hedge
Physical Stats & More
Height – 175 cm (in feet inches- 5? 9?)
Eye Colour – Brown
Hair Colour – Black
Favourite Things Favourite Actor –Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan,Favourite Actress – Madhuri Dixit, Meryl StreepFavourite Food – Biryani, PizzaFavourite Holiday Destination –Himachal Pradesh,     LondonFavourite Color – RedHobbies – Travelling and Dancing 

Early life And Education

Pooja hedge was born on 13th October 1990 in  Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Later on, her family moved to Mumbai, Maharashtra. She did her schooling from Mumbai. She did her graduation in Master of Commerce from ‘Shrimati Mithibai Motiram Kundanani College of Commerce and Economics’.  According to Pooja Hedge, she was a lost child during her childhood and whenever people asked her what she wants to become she used to say that she don’t know because she never knew what she wanted to become. She never aspired to become an actress. According to her, she was a tomboy and a skinny teenager who wore braces and had short hair. In one of her interviews, she reveals that by helping her mother in networking marketing business, she got a chance to improve her networking skills and eventually got confidence. During her college days, she participated in several Inter College competitions, fashion and dance show.  


Her father, Manjunath Hedge is a lawyer. Her mother, Latha Hedge is an immunologist and genetic professional. Also has an elder brother who is a doctor.

Before entering the film industry, Pooja Hegde began her career as a model. She participated in Miss India 2009 but was eliminated early despite winning the title Miss India talented 2009. However, the following year Pooja won second runnerup title at Miss India Universe 2010 competition. The same year she also bagged the title of Miss India South Glamour Hair 2010. Following her success in beauty competitions, she entered the acting world and made her debut with Mysskin’s Tamil superhero movie ‘Mugamoodi’ in the year 2012. Although her first film failed to impress the audience and her performance got a negative review, she reappeared in 2012 in Telugu movie,” Oka Laila Kosam” opposite the actor Naga Chaitanya and impressed everyone with her performance. After a gap of 2 years, Pooja appeared in her second Telugu movie, ‘Mukunda’ under the direction of Srikanth Addala in the Year 2014. The film receives a positive response at the box office. Meanwhile, wife of Bollywood movie director Ashutosh Gowariker spotted Pooja in an advertisement. She called her to the audition, and Pooja bagged the lead role in the movie ‘Mohanjo Daro’ opposite Hrithik Roshan, released in August 2016. In the year 2017, the actress appeared in the Telugu movie ‘Duvvada Jagannadham’. In 2018 she appeared in movies ‘Race 3’, ‘Saakshyam’ and ‘Aravinda Sametha’.  She made a lead role in the comedy movie Housefull 4 in 2019. Her 2020 release include Angu Vaikuntapurathu.

Awards and Achievement

In the year, 2017 Pooja Hegde received ‘Zee Telugu Golden Awards’ for The Entertainment Of The Year’ in the female category for the movie ‘Duvvada Jagannadham’.

In ‘the year 2020, she was awarded ‘Zee Cine Awards Telugu’ for ‘The Favourite Actress’ for her role in the movie ‘Maharishi’.

Affair and Boyfriends:

Pooja Hegde was spotted at various locations with Rohan Mehra in Mumbai. This fueled speculations that the two is must be dating. However, in one of her interviews, Pooja Hegde opens up about her love affair and puts the rumours to rest, saying that both are good friends and that she is single till date.


Actress Pooja Hedge marred in a controversy due to her comment on the naval and midrib obsession of Tollywood. In her interview, she said that South Indian cinema is obsessed with navel and midriff scenes, and she would rather want a guy to look at her legs than her navel. A section of people in Tollywood was upset because of her comments. Later on, she clarified her statement saying that her fans would understand what she wants to convey and added that Tollywood is in her heartbeat.

Less Known Facts About Pooja Hegde

  • The estimated net worth of Pooja hedge is 1.2 crores approximately.
  • Pooja Hegde did a PG research course in Anthropology from Indian Institute of World Culture, Bengaluru.
  • She is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer.
  • Does Pooja Hegde drink alcohol – not known
  • Does Pooja Hegde smoke – no
  • She had to reject the Mani Ratnam Tamil movie because of her commitment to Mohenjo Daro.
  • Pooja Hegde is a huge fan of Rahul Dravid and Rodger Federer.
  • She has a pet dog named ‘Pedro’.
  • Pooja Hegde is the first female actor with whom Allu Arjun has done more than one movie.
  • In one of her interview, Pooja Hegde revealed that she does not like self-obsessed people.
  • Before her debut in Bollywood movie Pooja was seen in a number of adds. She also did a commercial for Hero Maestro with actor Ranbir Kapoor.
  • Pooja can speak Marathi, Kannada, Tamil Telugu, English and Hindi.
  • She was born on the day of Lakshmi Pooja and was previously named Lakshmi. Then her maternal aunt considered the name Lakshmi old fashion and it was changed to Pooja.

Pooja Hegde strongly believes that we eventually get it when the opportunity meets the hard work if we want something earnestly.