Pooja HegdePublished: January 24, 2015
Pooja Hegde is an Indian model and actress. A former beauty pageant contestant, she was crowned as the second runner-up at the Miss Universe India 2010 competition, before going on to make her acting debut in Mysskin’s Tamil superhero film Mugamoodi (2012). She has since featured in the Telugu films Oka Laila Kosam and Mukunda (2014), while signing on to feature as the lead actress in Ashutosh Gowariker’s next venture, Mohenjo Daro (2016).
Pooja Hegde was born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharastra, while her family’s native place is Udupi, Karnataka. Her mother tongue is Tulu, while she is also fluent at speaking English, Kannada and Hindi. She made her acting debut in Mysskin’s 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. 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. In July 2014, Hegde agreed terms to make her Bollywood debut opposite Hrithik Roshan in Ashutosh Gowariker’s forthcoming period film Mohenjo Daro, set against the backdrop of the Indus Valley civilisation. She was selected after Gowariker’s wife had spotted her in an advertisement and called her to audition, which she successfully completed. As a result of her commitment to the film, she revealed that she would take a break from appearing in regional Indian movies until her Hindi film’s release and rejected an opportunity to work in a film directed by Mani Ratnam.
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|Debut movie||Mugamoodi (Tamil)|
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She was crowned as the second runner-up at the Miss Universe India 2010 competition