Pooja Hegde (born on 13th October 1990) is an Indian model-turned actress. Pooja was a former beauty pageant and was crowned the second runner-up at Miss India Universe 2010 competition before making her debut into movies.
Her first movie outing was with Jiiva’s Mugamoodi (2012) which was later dubbed into Telugu as Mask. Though Pooja Hegde is born and raised in Mumbai, she hails from a Tulu family and is well-versed with Telugu, Tulu, English, Tamil and Hindi languages. She forayed into Telugu films with romantic-drama Oka Laila Kosam (2014) followed by Mukunda.
Pooja Hegde has signed the historic movie Mohanjo Daro opposite Bollywod Superstar Hritik Roshan to be directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Pooja Hegde endorses few brands Lays, Hero Maestro, Big Bazar, Godrej Imperio and Ponds fairness cream.