Pooja Hegde is a well-known actress in Tollywood. She received five nominations and bagged the two of them. She was also crowned as the second runner up in the miss universe beauty contest in the year 2010. Pooja acted in the Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi film industry. Many of us have seen her or just heard about her but we do not know much about Pooja. Here are some of the unknown and lesser-known facts about Pooja Hegde.
1. Pooja Hegde Is Polyglot
Pooja Hegde was born and brought up in Mumbai. Her parents Manjunath Hegde and Latha Hegde are from Karnataka. As she was brought up in Mumbai she is well-versed in Marathi. Kannada being her mother tongue she is fluent in that too. In all Pooja knows 5 languages that are Hindi, English, Marathi, Telugu, and Kannada.
2. Second Runner Up Miss Universe 2010
The gorgeous Pooja Hegde participated in the Miss Universe beauty contest in 2010. Unfortunately, she did not win the contest but she was the second runner up. She was crowned as Miss India South Glamorous Hair in 2010.
3. Acting Debut
Post the awards, she thought of entering the film industry. She made a successful debut in Tamil film industry Kollywood with the movie Mugamoddi. Pooja’s first film as a lead actress was released in 2012. The film gathered the large attention of the audience. Pooja Hegde was also nominated for the Best Female Debut for Kollywood, Tollywood, and even Bollywood for movies Mugamoddi (Tamil) in 2012, Oka Laila Kosam (Telugu) in 2015, and Mohenjo Daro (Hindi) in 2016.
4. Bollywood Debut
Pooja was starred in an Ashutosh Gowariker film, ‘Mohenjo Daro’ with the veteran actor Hritik Roshan. It was Ashutosh Gowariker’s wife Sunita Gowariker who suggested the name of Pooja Hegde. Ashutosh Gowarikar came across Pooja Hegde while she was in search of a new face for his new film Mohenjo Daro. After all the screen tests and deliveries, Pooja got the entry in Bollywood. Pooja impressed everyone with her glamorous looks and performances. In 2019 she bagged the multi-starer film Housefull 4. Recently she has signed a new project with Salman Khan, Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali.
5. On Link Up With Hrithik Roshan
The actress is rumored of being in a relationship with her co-star in Mohenjo Daro, Hritik Roshan. But she denied the rumors of link up with Hrithik Roshan and came with a strong statement that,
“You have no clue how many people have been asking me about this. The rumors don’t affect me at all. As a matter of fact, there’s nothing to say about it. People can think what they want, but Hrithik and I are just good friends. He’s pretty chilled out and we share a good rapport”.
6. Passion For Dancing
Pooja always had an interest in dancing. She started her dance classes in childhood and is an ace Bharatnatyam dancer. During college days she participated in various fests and dance.