Pooja Hegde: 7 lesser-known facts

GoHotBio · 17 Dec, 2022


She hails from Udupi, Karnataka. Her dad is a lawyer named Manjunath Hegde.

She has an elder brother who is a doctor and her mother is a geneticist and immunologist.


The Miss Universe India 2010 and Miss India South 2010 pageants crowned Pooja the second runner-up.


An experienced Bharatnatyam dancer, Pooja Hegde has trained for more than a decade.


It is her native language, Tulu, but she speaks English, Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi fluently as well.


Because she was born on Lakshmi pooja day, her family wanted to name her Lakshmi, but because her maternal aunt thought it was a bit outdated, they changed it to Pooja.


With the film "Mohenjo Daro (2016)," she made her Bollywood debut.


In order to maintain her figure and fitness, she works out routinely in the gym for hours at a time.


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