Name: Poonam Jhawer (Poonam Jhawar)
Birthday: 14th August, 1976
Trivia: She was seen posing for Debonair magazine way back in 1995. She had made quite a name for herself in the fashion industry as a much sought after glamorous model. She featured in many advertisements for top brands like Dove and Killer Jeans.
Biography: Poonam belonged to a normal business class Marwari family in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her mother is a renowned Hindi Poetess known for her fantastic orations and participates in various Kavi Sammelans. Poonam was educated in Mumbai though her family, very conscious of their roots, were from Rajasthan.
She was first noticed in her conspicuous role in the movie Mohra where she played the wife of Suniel Shetty. Her character was very significant in developing the storyline of the movie. Her role was pivotal and her work was liked by both audiences and critics. She went on to star in various South Indian movies earning a good name for herself as an actress there.
She also starred in many music videos but her real love for music and singing evolved when she went on to sing for her movie Aanch in 2003. The movie starred Nana Patekar, Ayesha Jhulka and the veteran Paresh Rawal too. She produced the movie and turned a singer with this film. “Sun Meri Raani” became a song synonymous to the film itself. She now has three music albums to her credit, besides featuring in almost ten music videos as well.
Poonam has used her glam power into something fruitful. She pledged support for the cause of eradicating corruption which Anna Hazare took up and took to the national level. She is strongly in support of the Lokpal Bill. She also works for the betterment and empowerment of women and is attached to a several NGOs.
She has a host of movies coming up in 2012. Early this year her film “Muthbhed” released too and received rather lukewarm response. For now she is awaiting the release of her film “Oh My God” where she is working with Akshay Kumar. Audiences are awaiting this film, as this not only is her comeback film but she is all set to share screen space with Akshay Kumar after many years.