Pooja Bhatt Biography:
Pooja Bhatt was born on 24 February in 1972 in Mumbai. Maharastra, India. she is an Indian film actress and model, currently devoting time to film production and direction. She is the daughter of Indian film director Mahesh Bhatt
Early life:Bhatt was born in Mumbai to Mahesh Bhatt and Kiran Bhatt (aka Loraine Bright). She is the step daughter of Soni Razdan, an actress. She has a brother, Rahul Bhatt and step sisters Shaheen and Alia. Her cousin Mohit Suri is a film screenwriter-director. Emraan Hashmi is another famous cousin who is a Bollywood actor.
She acted in many films which were produced and directed by her father.
On 24 August 2003, Bhatt married Manish Makhija, also known as Udham Singh, a former VJ of an Indian music channel, Channel V and now the owner of a restaurant-bar in Goa. She had met Makhija a few months earlier, while he was working with her in the film, Paap (2004), in which he also did a small role.
Film Career:Bhatt made her acting debut at age 17, in 1989 with Daddy, a TV film directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt. In the film she portrayed a soul-searching teenage girl in an estranged relationship with her alcoholic father, played by actor Anupam Kher.
Her biggest solo hit and her big screen debut came with a musical hit, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991), which was a remake of the Oscar-winning Hollywood classic It Happened One Night. Pooja received the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for the film. Another hit movie of Bhatt was Sadak (1991).
Her most well-known films in the 1990s included, Sadak opposite Sanjay Dutt (1991), Junoon, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin opposite Aamir Khan (1991), Sir (1993), Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee (1993), Naaraaz (1994), Hum Dono, Angrakshak opposite Sunny Deol (1995), Chaahat opposite Shahrukh Khan (1996), Tamanna (1997), a super-hit and multi-starrer Border (1997) and Zakhm (1998). Pooja Bhatt has also acted in some popular hit regional Indian films.
Her last film appearance was in Everybody Says I'm Fine! in 2001. She has since focused on producing and directing. She made her directorial debut with Paap in 2004, starring John Abraham and Udita Goswami. Since then, she has made three more directorial ventures: Holiday (2006), Dhokha (2007) and Kajraare (2010).
Awards and nominations:Winner1991 - Filmfare Award for Lux Face of the Year
Nominations2005 - Popular Award for Best debuting Director for Paap (2004)
1991Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin- Pooja Dharamchand
1992Prem Deewane- Radha
Saatwan Aasman -Pooja Malhotra
Junoon -Dr. Nita V. Chauhan
Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee -Pooja
Chor Aur Chand -Reema D. Seth
Pehla Nasha -Monica
1994Kranti Kshetra -Pooja
Kalluri Vasal (Tamil)- Pooja
1995Gunehgar -Pooja Thakur
Hum Dono -Priyanka Surendra Gupta
Angrakshak -Priyanka Choudhary/Priya
Khilona -Song Kiya yaad karo gay
1997Tamanna -Tamanna Ali Sayed
1998Yeh Aashiqui Meri- Anju
Kabhi Na Kabhi -Tina
Zakhm -Mrs. Desai
2000Yeh Pyar Hi To Hai
Sanam Teri Kasam -Seema Khanna
2001Everybody Says I'm Fine! -Tanya
As a Producer:Tamanna (1997)
Sur: The Melody of Life (2002)
As a Director:Paap (2003)
As a Production designer:Jism (2003)