Poonam Jhawer is an Indian glamour model, Bollywood film maker, singer and actress. She started her bollywood career with the blockbuster Hindi film Mohra. Her work also includes few successful projects in the South Indian film industry.
Poonam Jhawer was born on 14 August 1976 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She was born in a business class family. Her mother's name is Poojashri and she is a Hindi poetess who has written many books and done a lot of live Kavi sammelan. Her family is originally from Rajasthan. She had done her schooling and college education in Mumbai. She was born to a Marwari Maheshwari family.
Poonam started her career as a fashion model doing various assignments for brands like Killer Jeans, Dove soap, Paneri sarees and dress materials etc. She also appeared on the cover of Debonair Magazine in 1995.
Poonam Jhawer made her debut in Bollywood with the hit movie in Mohra. She was noticed by the film producers while doing an ad shoot which landed her the role of Priya Agnohotri, wife of Suniel Shetty's character. Her role in the film was largely appreciated as being one of the cue points to the main story. She had also done work in few superhit South Indian movies. She has also appeared in a music video for the song "Chand Sa Mukhda" by Ali Haider.
Her later work includes the 2003 film Aanch directed by Rajesh Kumar Singh starring Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal, Ayesha Jhulka. She turned producer with this film which saw great critical acclaim and did moderate business at the box office being more popular in northern part of India with niche audience. She also started her music career with the song "Sun Meri Raani" as a singer for the soundtrack of this film. Her role as Lata Thakur was one of the film's highlight. She has also acted in Bappi Lahri's film Deewana Hoon Main Tera and The Black and White Fact.
She is also active in regional cinema with roles in South Indian films to her name. She has also completed a Marathi film called Sansarchi Maya.
Poonam recently appeared alongside Anna Hazare vowing her support during his hunger strike to curb corruption in India supporting the jan lokpal bill for the establishment of Lokpal Offices in India. Poonam is presently working with various women groups and NGOs.