Pooja Hegde is one of the most well-known actresses in the Telugu cinema industry. Pooja was born to Manjunath and Latha Hegde and raised in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She studied at the Shrimati Mithibai Motiram Kundnani College of Commerce & Economics, commonly known as the M. M. K. College, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. In the Indian state of Karnataka, their parents are natives of Mangalore.
Pooja’s older brother Rishabh Hegde, an orthopedic surgeon, holds a medical degree. Pooja is a multilingual individual who converses well in English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, and Tulu. Before she became an actor, Pooja participated in beauty pageants. She participated in the Miss Universe competition in 2010 and finished as the second runner-up. In the same year, she was named Miss India South Glamorous Hair. After that, she made her feature debut in Tamil in 2012 with the release of Mugamoodi.
In Ashutosh Gowariker’s 2016 film Mohenjo Daro, Pooja made her Bollywood debut alongside Hrithik Roshan. Ashutosh Gowariker’s wife proposed the name Pooja Hegde. Pooja got selected for the film after passing all of the screen tests. She also appeared in the 2019 star-studded film Housefull 4. Hegde has instruction in Bharatanatyam dance and is renowned for both her acting and dancing talents.