Birth: 13-10-1990, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Pooja Hegde is an Indian model and actress. She has been crowned as the Miss Universe India 2010 second runner up. She made her Tamil debut opposite Jiiva in Mysskin's Mugamoodi.

Pooja is a trained Bharata Natyam dancer. Her native place is Mangalore, Karnataka. She is fluent at speaking English, Hindi and Tulu.

She was the second runner up in the Miss Universe India 2010 and Miss India south 2010 runner up. She was also crowned Miss India South glamorous Hair 2010 and Miss India talented 2009. She plays the role of a bubbly and fun-loving girl who inspires the male lead to change.

Pooja was featured in the January 2014 issue of the Filmfare magazine, one of the most prominent entertainment magazines of India. She was seen in several television ads for companies including Hero Maestro, Lays, both alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Fair and Lovely.

She made her bollywood debut with the 2014 film 'Mohenjo-Daro' opposite Hrithik Roshan.