Pooja Batra Wiki/Biography
Pooja Batra was born on 27 October 1976 (age 43 years; as in 2019) in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh. She completed her graduation in Economics from Fergusson College, Pune, and MBA in Marketing from Symbiosis International University, Pune. When she was in school, she was active in athletics. She used to participate in 200 and 400-meter sprint races. Pooja had represented her school in athletics at various national level races. Her mother was one of the top five Miss India participants in 1971, which encouraged her to go ahead in the same line. Therefore, inspired by her mother, she participated in Femina Miss in 1993. Pooja Batra was crowned Femina Miss India International; also, she was one of the semi-finalists at the Miss International beauty contest. After completing her education, she entered the Bollywood industry.
Pooja Batra Career
Pooja Batra joined the modeling industry at a very young age. Her parents wanted her to complete her education and then join the glamour world; so, she worked as a part-time model to fund her education. When she was 18 years old, she took part in Femina Miss India and was crowned Miss India International. She started receiving movie offers while she was still in college; however, she wanted to complete her education first. She came into the limelight after she appeared in the television commercial for Liril soap. She made her Bollywood debut in the year 1997 with the movie “Virasat” opposite Tabu and Anil Kapoor. After working in “Virasat,” Batra acted in “Bhai.” Apart from working in the mainstream cinema, Pooja has also appeared in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Punjabi movies. She made her debut in Malayalam movies with Chandralekha (1997), in Telugu with Greeku Veerudu (1998), and in Punjabi movies with “Killer Punjabi” (2016). While she was married to Dr. Sonu S Ahluwalia, she joined the theatre in Los Angeles. In 2004, she acted in the movie “Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story,” which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2014, she started working as an RJ in the USA. In 2016, she made her Hollywood debut with the movie “One Under The Sun,” which was also screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Pooja Batra is a lifetime member of the International Film And Television Club of the Asian Academy of Film & Television. She was also a spokesperson of Head & Shoulders in India.
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Pooja Batra Official Website: www.poojabatra.com
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Pooja Batra Physical Stats & More
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5′ 9″
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 62 kg
in Pounds- 137 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-28-34|
|Hair Colour||Brown (Dyed)|
Pooja Batra Personal Life
|Date of Birth||27 October 1976|
|Age (as in 2019)||43 Years|
|Birthplace||Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|College/University||• Fergusson College, Pune
• Symbiosis International University, Pune
|Educational Qualification||• Degree in Economics
• MBA in Marketing
|Hobbies||Horse-Riding, Swimming, Travelling|
Pooja Batra Relationships & More
|Affairs/Boyfriends||• Armaan Kohli (Actor)
• Akshay Kumar (Actor)
• Christian Middelthon, Actor (2015-2017)
• Nawab Shah (Actor)
|Marriage Dates||• 1st marriage- Year-2002
• 2nd Marriage- 4 July 2019
Pooja Batra Family
|Husband/Spouse||Sonu S. Ahluwalia (Doctor) (div. 2011)
Nawab Shah (Actor)
|Parents||Father– Ravi Batra (Army Personnel)
Mother– Neelam Batra (Former Miss India Participant & Cosmetologist)
Pooja Batra Favourite Things
|Favourite Food||Pizza, Spaghetti, Pav Bhaji|
|Favourite Actor||Salman Khan, Anupam Kher|
|Favourite Drink||Red Wine|
|Favourite Restaurant||Astrid & Gaston, Peru|
|Favourite Book||The Exiles by Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla|
Facts About Pooja Batra
- Pooja Batra joined the film industry after completing her education. However, like many other beauty-pageant holders, she too failed to find the desired success in Bollywood. To add to her misery, it was quite difficult for the casting directors to select male leads opposite her because of her height.
- She has worked in nearly 20 Bollywood films.
- After marrying the Indo-American surgeon, Dr. Sonu S. Ahluwalia, she relocated to California. During her stay there, she actively participated in the theatre and garnered some acclaim for her skills.
- Pooja is also a philanthropist. She is quite actively involved in various charitable organizations. She has often donated money to orphanages and institutes providing free education to underprivileged students.
- In 2004, her movie “Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story” was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.