Shubha Poonja is an Indian actress and a model,born on 9th of September, 1983. Her birthplace is Mangalore, India. She was brought up in Bangalore. She completed her secondary education in Carmel Convent School, Jayanagar. Later, she entered into Bishop Cotton Girls College in Bangalore. There she earned her BA degree. While in college, she was very interested in dancing and stage performances. She always participated in the cultural activities and functions held in the college.
After completing her studies, she began her career as a model and participated in a large number of ramp shows. Also, she appeared in several TV commercials for cosmetics and other consumer products. In the year 2003, she participated in Miss Chennai Top Model contest. According to Shubha, her family has encouraged her to participate in the contest. However, Shubha won the Miss Chennai-Top Model 2003 title. After winning the title, she got the opportunity to enter the Tamil cinema. Her first Tamil movie was “Macchi”, directed by K. S. Vasantha kumar. Vasantha kumar offered Shubha to play the lead role in his film after seeing her photographs. In Machi, Shubha played the role of Rakshita.
However, the film was a box office flop. Her second Tamil film is “Thirudiya Idhayathai” by Muralikrishna. Thirudiya Idhayathai also didn’t achieve success as expected. In the same year, she appeared in another Tamil movie named “Shanmuga”. Shanmuga was also a commercial flop. After appearing in consecutive unsuccessful Tamil movies, Poonja decided to work in Kannada films. Her first Kannada movie was “
”. Jackpot was directed by Niranjan and it was released in 2006.
The Jackpot was a Box office hit movie and Poonja earned attention in Kannada cinema. Later, she appeared in several successful Kannada films such as “Chanda”, “Slum Bala” and “Moggina Manasu”. Shubha received excellent reviews from the critics and her fans. In the year 2007, she won the Filmfare award for the best supporting actress (Kannada) for her performance in Moggina Manasu. Later, she appeared in 10 Kannada movies and 2 Tamil movies. Currently, she is working in 5 Kannada films such as Beera, Meenakshi, Artha, Samosa and Kotigond Love Story. Shubha Poonja is in a relationship with the Kannada actor
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Shubha Poonja is a popular model cum actress who hails from Bangalore, Karnataka. She did her graduation in Bachelor of Arts in Bishop Cotton Girls College in Bangalore. She was interested in doing fashion shows and modeling. Finally, she entered the film industry Via Tamil movie, Macchi. Macchi is the film which is a debut movie Of Junior Sivaji, the grandson of the veteran actor
and the son of Ramkumar Ganesan.
She got the opportunity to do this film from the director of the movie Vasantha Kumar. As Vasantha Kumar saw her modeling photos earlier, he approached her to commit in the film. Till now she has acted in nearly 15 Kannada movies and 5 Tamil movies. Her successful movie commitments are Thirudiya Idhayathai, Oru Ponnu Oru Paiyan, Jackpot, Moggina Manasu, Sutta Pazham, Preethi Hungama, Kanteerava, Golmaal, Chirayu and Beera.
Her latest commitments include Meenakshi, Samosa, Artha and Kotigond Love Story. It is also said that Shubha Poonja is married to actor Duniya Vijay. Duniya Vijay is said to have divorced his wife Nagarathna and planned to live with Shubha as his second wife. But Shubha Poonja denied this news and said that she is single and never married anyone.