Born : Mumbai, Maharashtra
Education : B.Com
Occupation : Model and actress
Years active : 2010–present
Pooja Hegde is an Indian model and actress. She has been crowned as the Miss Universe India 2010 second runner up. She made her Tamil debut opposite Jiiva in Mysskin's Mugamoodi.
Pooja is a trained Bharata Natyam dancer. Her native place is Mangalore, Karnataka. She is fluent at speaking English, Hindi and Tulu. She attended her college at MMK College, Mumbai.
She was the second runner up in the Miss Universe India 2010 and Miss India south 2010 runner up. She was also crowned Miss India South glamorous Hair 2010 and Miss India talented 2009. She debuted as the lead actress in the Tamil film, Mugamoodi opposite Jiiva. She plays the role of a bubbly and fun-loving girl who inspires the male lead to change. Her performance was regarded as average as in, she didn't had much to do on the screen.
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.