Born - February 24, 1972 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation - Actress, Model, Producer, Director
Years active - 1990-present
Nationality - Indian
Height - 5' 2½" (1.59 m)
Spouse(s) - Manish Makhija (2003–2014)
Pooja Bhatt (born 24 February 1972) is an indian film director, actress, voice over artist, model and film maker. Bhatt was born on 24 February 1972 to Mahesh Bhatt and Kiran Bhatt (born Loraine Bright). On her father's side, Bhatt is of predominately Gujarati descent and on her mother's side, she is of English, Scottish, Armenian, and Burmese ancestry. She is the step-daughter of Soni Razdan. She has a brother, Rahul Bhatt and half-sisters Shaheen and Alia Bhatt. Her cousins are Hitarth Bhat and Emraan Hashmi.
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 the musical hit "Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin" (1991), which was a remake of the Oscar-winning Hollywood classic "It Happened One Night". Pooja Bhatt appeared in many bold shoots like Stardust.
Her most well-known films in the 1990s included "Sadak" opposite Sanjay Dutt (1991), "Junoon" opposite Rahul Roy, "Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin", opposite Aamir Khan (1991), "Sir" (1993), "Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee" (1993), "Tadipaar" (1993), "Gunehgar" (1994), "Naaraaz" (1994) opposite Mithun Chakraborty, "Hum Dono" opposite Rishi Kapoor, "Angrakshak" opposite Sunny Deol (1995), "Chaahat" opposite Shahrukh Khan (1996), "Tamanna" (1997), the super-hit and multi-starrer "Border" (1997) and "Zakhm" (1998), opposite Ajay Devgn. 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 four more directorial ventures: "Holiday" (2006), "Dhokha" (2007), "Kajraare" (2010) and "Jism 2" (2012).
As an actress
|1991||Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin||Pooja Dharamchand|
|1992||Saatwan Aasman||Pooja Malhotra|
|1992||Junoon||Dr. Nita V. Chauhan|
|1993||Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee||Pooja|
|1993||Chor Aur Chaand||Reema D. Seth|
|1995||Hum Dono|| Priyanka Surendra
|1995||Angrakshak|| Priyanka Choudhary/
|1997||Tamanna||Tamanna Ali Sayed|
|1998||Yeh Aashiqui Meri||Anju|
|1998||Kabhi Na Kabhi||Tina|
|2000||Yeh Pyar Hi To Hai||-|
|2000||Sanam Teri Kasam||Seema Khanna|
|2001||Everybody Says I'm Fine!||Tanya|
As a crew member
|2002||Sur: The Melody of Life||Yes||No||No|
Awards and recognitions
|1991||Daddy||Filmfare Award||New Face Of The Year||Won|
|1997||Tamanna||National Film Award||Best Film On Other Social Issues||Won|
|1999||Zakhm||Nargis Dutt Award||Best Feature Film On National Integration||Won|