Everything You Want To Know About Pooja Kumar

Dec/28/2022 / by Team SEEMA
Pooja Kumar
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Pooja Kumar is an Indian American model, actress, producer, and television presenter who appears in Telugu, Tamil, Hollywood, and Bollywood movies. Here is a biography of Pooja Kumar, including Pooja Kumar age and anything else you want to know about her.

Early Life and Education

Pooja Kumar was born in St. Louis, Missouri, US, on 4th February 1977. Her parents, Ravinder Bhatt and Niruama Bhatt moved from India to the United States in 1970. She attended Parkway West High school in Ballwin, after which she attended Washington University and graduated with a degree in Political Science and finance.

Her parents wanted her to become an engineer or doctor, but Pooja had a passion for acting from a young age. She also attended classes and training for Classical Indian dances.

Pooja also attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she learned how to be an incredible actress and appreciated her love for acting plus her diverse talents.


Pooja Kumar’s career started rising after she participated in and won Miss India USA in 1995. In 1997, she was signed for ‘Kadhal Rojave,’ a Tamil Kollywood film directed by Kothands Ramaiah. The film’s release date was, however, delayed to 2000.

In 1997, she had also gotten an opportunity to appear in ‘VIP’ and ‘Chinna Raja,’ two other Tamil movies. She, however, dropped out from the ‘VIP’ movie and got replaced in ‘Chinna Raja.’ This made her debut movie, the ‘Kadhal Rojave’ in 2000.

In 2003, she appeared in ‘Flavors’ an American romantic comedy movie written and directed by Krishna D.K and Raj Nidimoru. Her role as Rachana worm her the Screen actors guild emerging actress award in the same year.

In 2003, she also appeared in ‘Magic Magic 3D,’ a Tamil film where she played the role of Deepti. Two years later, she appeared in ‘Night of Henna,’ an English Hassan Zee comedy film where she played the role of Hava.

In 2008, actress Pooja Kumar hosted the Zee TV late-night live show quiz in India, commonly known as Jaago Aur Jeeto. In the same year, she was featured in ‘Bollywood Hero,’ a musical comedy miniseries on IFC, where she starred alongside Chris Kattan, the Saturday Night Live comedian.

In 2009, she appeared in English films Bollywood Beats,’ Park Sharks,’ and Knots Urbane.’ The following year, she featured in ‘Anjaana Anjaani,’ a Hindi film, ‘Anything for You,’ and ‘Drawing with Chalk.’

Actress Pooja Kumar also made an appearance on Pakistani TV by appearing in ‘Ishq Junoon Deewanagi,’ a Pakistani drama series airing on HUM TV in the late 2000s.

After a short break from small and large movie roles, she made a massive comeback by appearing in ‘Vishwaroopam 1’ and ‘Vishwaroopam 2’, an Indian blockbuster by Kamal Haasan, where she played Dr. Nirupama Viswanath.

In the following years, she appeared in other films like ‘ Uthama Villain,’ a Tamil 2015 film, ‘Meen Kuzhambun Mann Paanaiyum,’ a 2016 Tamil film, ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99,’ a 2017 English film, and ‘Forbidden Love,’ a 2020 Hindi film.

Pooja Kumar has also been on several TV commercials for brands like Pearl Vision, Dodge, Bombay Dreams, AOL Time Warner, New York Lottery, etc. she has also hosted different competitions, TV shows, and news bulleting like Bollywood Hero on IFC, BPL Oye on Channel V, and Aur Jeeto on Zee TV.

With her popularity, Pooja has been invited to numerous highly prominent events and has been on different magazine covers.

Personal Life

Pooja Kumar’s father is from Dehradun, while her mother is from Lukhnow. She has a brother, Paraag Kumar, who is a prominent model and doctor. She has a daughter born in 2020.

Networth of Pooja Kumar

Pooja has accumulated a net worth of approximately $10 million through her modeling, hosting, producing, and acting career.

Facts about Pooja Kumar

  • She weighs around 55 kgs and is approximately 5’5″ tall
  • She has black hair and brown eyes
  • She loves animals and has a pet dog and cat
  • Her hobbies are watching movies, reading, dancing, yoga, and traveling
  • Pooja is the only Indian-American actress who has worked in films in five languages
  • She is a trained Indian classical dancer who can do Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, and Kathak


How Many Language Films Has Pooja Kumar Worked In?

Pooja has acted in English, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, and Malayalam movies.

Where Did Pooja Kumar Grow Up?

Pooja was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.

Who Is Pooja Kumar Married To?

She is married to Vishal Joshi, and the two were blessed with a daughter in 2020.


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