Pooja Bhatt is an Indian film actress, director, voice over artist, model and film maker. She is the recipient of several accolades, including two National Film Awards. She is best known for her films like Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, Sadak and Zakhm.
Personal Life :
Pooja Bhatt was born on 24th February 1972 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She is the daughter of director and producer Mahesh Bhatt and Loraine Bright. After marriage, her Mom Loraine changed her name to Kiran Bhatt. Mahesh Bhatt separated from Loraine and married again with Soni Razdan. She has a younger brother, Rahul Bhatt and two stepsisters, Alia Bhatt and Shaheen Bhatt. She is the cousin of Director Mohit Suri and actor Emraan Hashmi. Pooja met Manish Makhija on the sets of film Paap, and got married in Goa in 2003. After a togetherness of around 11 years, the couple got divorced in 2014.
Pooja Bhatt made her acting debut in 1989 with a TV film Daddy, directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt. She made her big screen debut with the film Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, together with Aamir Khan, and movie was a huge hit at the box office. She starred in most well known movies Sadak opposite Sanjay Dutt, Junoon opposite Rahul Roy, Angrakshak opposite Sunny Deol, Border opposite Akshay Khanna, and Zakhm opposite Ajay Devgan. The most notable film of her acting career was Chaahat opposite Shahrukh Khan.
She launched her own film production company named ‘Pooja Bhatt Productions’ in the year 1996 and released the movie Tamanna under its name. Unluckily, the movie didn’t perform well at Indian box office. Her last film was Everybody Says I’m Fine!, which released in 2001. Since then she has shifted focus from acting to directing and producing. Also Read : Sunny Leone Wiki, Bio, Age, Career and Personal Life
Pooja made her directorial debut in 2004 with the film Paap, starring Udita Goswami and John Abraham. After which, she has directed four more films Holiday and Dhokha, Kajraare and Jism 2. She is set to return to acting after almost two decades in Sadak 2, a sequel of her hit film Sadak. The film will see her and Sanjay Dutt reprising their roles from the original and her sister Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur joining the cast. Her father will be returning to directing with this film after 20 years and it is set for release in 2020.
Wiki – Bio :
|Date of Birth / Age :||24 February 1972 / 48 Years (as in 2020)|
|Nick Name :||Bhoot|
|Full Name :||Pooja Bhatt|
|Birth Place :||Mumbai, India|
|Home Town :||Mumbai, India|
|Religion / Caste :||Hindu|
|Zodiac Sign / Sun Sign :||Pisces|
|Height :||159 Cm|
|Weight :||68 Kg|
|Body Measurement :||38-36-39|
|College / University :||N/A|
|Profession :||Actress, Producer, Director|
|Net Income / Worth :||TV – Daddy, Film – Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin|
|Affairs / Boyfriends / Ex :||Ranvir Shorey, Bobby Deol, Fardeen Khan, Munish Makheeja|
|Marital Status :||Divorced|
|Husband :||Manish Makhija (Separated)|
|Parents :||Mahesh Bhatt (Father), Kiran Bhatt (Mother)|
|Siblings :||Rahul Bhatt (Brother); Alia Bhatt, Shaheen Bhatt (Step Sisters)|
|Hobbies :||Travelling, Reading, Dancing|
|Food Habit :||Non Vegetarian|
|Favorite Food :||Chicken Biryani|
|Favorite Destination :||Dubai, Goa|
|Favorite Actor :||Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan|
|Favorite Actress :||Rekha, Sridevi|
|Favorite Sports :||Chess|
|Favorite Color :||Black, Blue, White|
|Address :||Mumbai, India|
|Contact / Email :||N/A|
|Social Profile :||Facebook Twitter Instagram|
Pooja Bhatt was in a major controversy when she and her father Mahesh Bhatt kissed each other for a magazine photo shoot. However, the quote which further fuelled the fire was “If Pooja wasn’t my daughter, i’d love to marry her”.
As Actress : Daddy – 1989; Dil Hai Ke Manta nahin, Sadak – 1991; Prem Deewane, Jaanam, Saatwan Aasman, Junoon – 1992; Phir Teri Kahani Yaad aayee, Sir, Chor Aur Chaand, Pehla Nasha, Tadipaar – 1993; Kranti Kshetra, Kalloori Vaasal, Naaraaz, Boyfriend – 1994; Gunehgar, Hum Dono, Angrakshak – 1995; Chaahat, Khilona – 1996; Tamanna, Border – 1997; Yeh Aashiqui Meri, Kabhi Na Kabhi, Angaaray, Zakhm – 1998; Sanam Teri Kasam – 2009; Everybody Says I’m Fine! – 2010; Sadak 2 – 2020.
As producer / Director : Tamanna – 1997; Dushman, Zakhm – 1998; Sur : The Melody of Life – 2002; Jism, Paap – 2003; Rog – 2005; Holiday – 2006; Dhokha – 2007; Kajraare – 2010; Jism 2 – 2012; Cabaret – 2019
Filmfare Award for Lux new face of the year for film Daddy – 1991, National Film Award for best film on other social issues for film Tamanna – 1997, Nargis Dutt Award for best feature film on national integration for film Zakhm – 1999, Zee Cine Awards for film Paap – 2004. Also Read : Ekta Kapoor Wiki, Bio, Age, Career and Personal Life
Some Known Facts about Pooja Bhatt :
- Does Pooja Bhatt smoke?: Not Known
- Does Pooja Bhatt drink alcohol?: Not Known
- She would like to make a documentary on her father’s life.
- Her uncles late Balwant Bhatt and late Nanabhai Bhatt were famous Bollywood directors.
- She is close friends with Sharad Kapoor and loves to haunt with her gang of lads.
- She always prefers to use her actual name for different roles she plays in movies.
- Her relationship with her fiance Ranvir Shorey was somewhat abusive and she also mentioned that he beat her too.
- She also did a nude photo shoot with bronze dye on her whole body.
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