Born on April 18th, 1962, Poonam Dhillon is one of the three children born to an aeronautical engineer father and a mother who was principal of a school. She has one brother and a younger sister, both of whom are in the medical profession. She has two children, Anmol and Paloma, from her marriage with Ashok Thakeria, which lasted till 1977.
Poonam, standing tall at 5’6”, had her first tryst with fame on winning the Miss Young India title at the age of 16. Thereafter, she was cast by Yash Chopra in her debut film Trishul in 1978. That was the beginning of a fulfilling career in films wherein she acted in about 90 movies in Hindi and several in regional languages. She was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Noorie (1979).
Hindi theater also attracted Poonam a lot and her play “The Perfect Husband” won the Best Comedy Play Award in 2005.
Poonam Dhillon ventured into the arena of the small screen, with the serial Andaaz.
Thereafter, she was part of a wellness TV series by the name of Chusth Durusth aired by Zee TV. She has appeared in the Showbiz India Celebrity Profile (2005) and as a contestant in Bigg Boss (season 3). Currently, her serial Ekk Nayi Pehchaan on Sony TV is a big hit. Her presence on Comedy Nights With Kapil as a guest along with Dharmendra was also notable.
Poonam is a versatile personality. She ventured into the Make-up Van Business, and was a pioneer of the concept for the Indian Film Industry. Her company is called Vanity. She is also pursuing her academic interests, alongside, and is doing MBA in International Business. Poonam has recently launched an event & film production company by the name of Poetic Justice Films Ltd. She is Consulting Editor with Zeenext.com. To guide young aspiring actors, she launched a web portal in 1997 titled “Star Ya Kalakar”. Poonam had a  stint in politics too wherein she joined Congress party in 2004.She is actively involved with social causes such as Drug Awareness, Aids Awareness, Family Planning and Organ Donation. She is recipient of Priyadarshini Award for recognition of contributions in the social work sector.
Pooja Singh Hindi Actress

Pooja Singh

Pooja Singh is one of the most versatile Indian television actresses who gained fame after performing as Emily Mohit Rathi in the top rated soap, Diya Aur Baati Hum on Star Plus channel. Pooja was raised in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand where she also studied. Then she moved to Pune after her 10th class to attend college. Her aunt and her mom usually told her that she is a perfect television Bahu. She used to travel around Mumbai and Pune to audition but she was always shortlisted. She will also sign into contracts only to get dropped. Later, she got her break through the Hindi series, Aasman Se Aage on Life OK, where she bagged the role of Poonam, the sister of Apporva Agnihotri. Pooja also appeared in the mythological series, Jai Jai Jai Bajrang Bali on Sahara One and subsequently played as Julie Govardhan Chaturvedi in the popular drama series, ‘Aaj Ki Housewife Hai…Sab Jaanti Hai’ on Zee TV. Pooja lives by herself in Mumbai. She was born on January 8. Her father is a banker while her mother is a plain housewife. She is a trained belly dancer and she also knows how to dance Kathak and Hip-Hop. Unlike many of the TV stars whose goal is to act in the Bollywood industry, Pooja only loves to make it big in the small screen. She doesn’t want to get into Bollywood; instead, she wants to be in the lead role in a television serial someday. Pooja is a person who loves to smile and very optimistic. She is very bubbly and full of fun. She is also very adventurous and would love to try bungee jumping and sky diving. She also wants to do a role in any adventurous television shows like the Khatro Ke Khiladi. She would also love to try joining the reality show, Bigg Boss if given a chance. Besides acting, Pooja is also an aspiring model.Another version of this story...From The City of Nawabs, Lucknow, Pooja moved to Pune after completing her 10th standard. People around her always thought that she was perfect bahu material as depicted in our saas- bahu serials.Born to a father in the banking profession and a mother who is a housewife, Pooja, in her early twenties now, is a trained belly dancer. She has also learnt kathak, hip-hop and bollywood dancing. Initially, in her modeling days, Pooja has modeled in saree snap shots for Myntra, Snapdeal and other companies. She has also done concept shoots for wardrobe stylists for western and Indian wear.Pooja singh got her first break in the serial Aasman Se Aage as Poonam the sister of the male lead Apoorva Agnihotri. This show carried the tagline “The reality behind reality shows” and was aired on Life Ok. It dealt with the life of a talented poor slum girl who gets a chance to dance on a reality show. But due to low TRP’s, the show went off- air in 2 months.Thereafter, Pooja portrayed a mythological character in Jai Jai Jai Bajrangbali and acted as Julie Govardhan Chaturvedi in Aaj Ki Housewife Hai….Sab Jaanti Hai. The first break she got in movies was Break Ke Baad (2010). She has signed an upcoming movie Shadyantra. Pooja has confessed that she is a huge Shahrukh Khan fan. She has also expressed her desire to feature in Bigg Boss someday. She says she has a good sense of style, excellent postures and facial expressions. A positive attitude makes her look forward to a great career.

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