Pooja Kumar (born 4 February 1977) is an Indian-American Actress, TV Host, Producer, and Model from St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She is known for her work in Indian films. After being crowned as Miss India USA, she started her career as a model and junior artist.
She has also marked her presence in many of the Hollywood films such as Man on a Ledge, Bollywood Hero, Flavors, Hiding Divya, etc. Her international projects include Vishwaroopam and Vishwaroopam 2 opposite Kamal Hasan and Uttam Villian.
Pooja has also acted along with Actor Javed Jaffrey in Bajaj Ki Lehren. In this movie, she played the role of a video jockey (VJ). Moreover, she is the host of Zee Network’s “Jaago Aur Jeeto” TV show, based in Milan, Italy.
This 42 years old Indian American actress also earns by producing short films such as “Shoot my Life”. Being an international artist she has also featured in a number of Pakistani Drama Serials. She made her come back to the film industry by appearing in the film Vishwaroopam paired with Kamal Hassan.
Biography, Early Life, Parents & Siblings
This sensational actress was born in the year 1977 (age 42 years, as in 2019) in a Mathur family in St. Louis, Missouri and belongs to the Hindu religion. Her parent’s names are not known but her father is a mechanical engineer from Dehradun and her mother is a homemaker from Lucknow. Kumar with her family later immigrated to America.
There she did her schooling from Parkway West High School (Ballwin) and pursued graduation in political science and finance from Washington University. Pooja has a brother Paraag Kumar who is a doctor by profession.
Kumar is a super talented woman and has blessed with a great passion for dance also. She is a trained dancer and performs some of the major Indian dance forms such as Kathak, Bharatnatyam, and Kuchipudi very well.
Physical Stats, Height, Weight & More
She has a great body structure and built with a curvy figure. Actress Pooja Kumar’s accurate height is 5 feet 5 inches and her weight is around 55 kilograms. She is having a perfect curvy figure with body measurements 36-26-36 (breast-waist-hips). Pooja has gorgeous black hair with appealing brown colored eyes.
The multi-talented lady likes to keep her fit and in proper shape and to ensure the same she follows a daily exercising and diet routine. She loves to practice yoga and aerobics dance moves daily to add on to her fitness regime.
|Body Measurements (approx.)||36-26-36.|
Personal life, Boyfriend & Husband
As of now, the star claims to be single. However, according to Wikipedia, earlier she had a boyfriend with whom she has been spotted many times at regular places. But due to some personal issues, she has broken up with him and now moved on in her life.
Recently there have been rumors of her dating Kamal Hassan who has lately separated from his wife Sarika.
Pooja Kumar has made many public appearances with Kamal Hassan in front of Paparazzi’s and have been spotted accompanying the celebrated star on all the important occasions throughout the year from press meet to audio launch and was even seen on the veteran actor birthday celebration which was said to be a close family affair.
Acting Career, Filmography & Net worth
She is one of the successful and talented women who have witnessed great achievements in her life. Kumar has made India and America proud by winning MISS INDIA AMERICA (1995). She has also won Screen Actor Guild (SAG) Emerging Actress Award (2008) for Flavors.
With so much talent and hard work, Pooja Kumar has in her kitty Total Net worth of around Rs. 70 Crores INR ($11 million US Dollars).
She is the one and only Indian American actress who has worked in five different languages and has pocketed a number of movies in Hollywood, Bollywood, and Tollywood.
- English movies such as Flavors, Night of henna, Hiding Divya, Bollywood beats and Park sharks and many more.
- Hindi movies such as Anjaana Anjaani, Vishwaroop, Vishwaroop2
- Tamil movies such as Kadhal Rojave, Vishwaroopam, Uthama Villain.
- Malayalam movie Magic 3D
- Telugu movie such as PSV Garuda vega etc.
|Net worth (approx.)||$11 million USD or Rs. 70 Crores Indian Rupees (in Novemeber 2019).|
|Annual Earnings/Salary||$2 – $4 Million US Dollars.|
|Income Source||Movies Salary, Endorsements, Ads, Modeling & Sponsorships.|
|House||Luxurious Villa worth $250 Million USD in Moscow.|
|Cars Collection||Mercedes, Honda & BMW.|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Pooja Kumar
- Kumar’s father never wanted her to choose acting as a career, instead, he wanted her to be either a specialist or designer.
- Pooja was selected by superstar Amitabh Bachchan to host the International Miss World Competition after beating 60000 other contestants.
- She began her acting vocation in the year 2000 and from then she has worked for more than 20 movies in various dialects.
- She worked in a few Television Advertisements for the brands Bombay Dreams, Pearl Vision, New York Lottery.
- Kumar has also featured on many TV commercials Advertisements. She has seen in the television Ads of AOL Time Warner, Pearl Vision, New York Lottery, Dodge, and Bombay Dreams.
- Aquarius is her birth Zodiac sign.
- She is the only Indian American actress to work in five unique dialects English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam.
- This Multitalented character has achievements in various sectors such as acting, dancing, and hosting.
- She is a yoga expert and practices it five days a week.
- Pooja Kumar loves Gujarati and Chinese food.
- She loves listening to ghazals.
- She is very fond of painting and traveling.
- Kumar adores Sridevi a lot and considers her to be her all-time favorite actress.
- Her favorite sport is hockey.