Pooja Hegde is an Indian model cum Bollywood actress who has also worked in Telugu films. In the year 2010, she was also crowned as the second runner-up for Miss Universe India.
Pooja was born and brought up in Mumbai, while her parents are from Mangalore in Karnataka. The gorgeous lady is multi-talented and can fluently speak Tulu, which is her mother tongue apart from proficiency in Hindi, English and Kannada.
In the year 2009, she was honoured with Miss India Talented, but failed to prove herself at the Miss India 2009 competition and was eliminated.