Name: Pooja Chopra
Biography: Pooja Chopra, the Indian movie actress and model was born in the year 1985. She resides in the Indian city of Pune in Maharashtra.
On the 17th of February 2009, at Kolkata she was given the prestigious Femina Miss India East Title. She won the Miss Perfect 10 title, Miss Beautiful Smile, Miss Catwalk, Nakshatra Miss Sparkling Beauty and Talwarkar Best Body. All these awards enabled her to gain direct access to the top 10 finalists of the 2009 Femina Miss India. A few months later on the 5th of April, Pooja was given the crown of the 2009 Pantaloons Femina Miss India- World.
In the month of December, just one week before the Miss World final, she suffered an ankle sprain while she was running down the stairs. She was advised by the doctors to take here weeks of bed rest. Instead she carried on with the competition. Julia Morley, the Miss World Organisation President had suggested Pooja to not participate in the dance round. As a result, she did a handful number of steps before she was allowed to stop. Here she ended the competition as one of the top 16 finalists.
On the 12th of December in the year 2009 at the Miss World contest, Pooja won the title of ‘Beauty with a Purpose’. She received this award because of her hard work in the Indian ‘Nanhi Kali’ project which is a charitable project that helps little girls to combat poverty.
Throughout her career, Pooja did endorsements for various brands such as Tata Docomo, Richfeel,Bajaj Allainz,Body and Soul, Evolve Med Spa, JuvedermVoluma and Roots Comb.
In the year 2010, she crowned ManasviMamgai, her successor as the new Miss India World.Pooja had also feen featured in Times 50 at position 28 of the most beautiful women list.
In the year 2011, Pooja debuted as an actress in the Thiagarajan directed ‘Ponnar Shankar’, starring Prabhu, Prashanth, Napoleon, Raj Kiran, Prakash Raj, Jayaram, Sneha and DivyaParameshwaran.
Before 2011, in the year 2008, she did a cameo in the film ‘Fashion’, directed, co-written and co-produced by MadhurBhandarkar. Here in the film, she did a model appearance alongside Priyanka Chopra and KangnaRanaut.
One of her upcoming films is the Dilip Ghosh directed ‘Commando’, starring Pooja Chopra herself, VidyutJamwal and JaideepAhlawat. This film is expected to arrive in the theatres on the 12th of April, 2013.
Her filmography includes ‘Fashion’ (2008), ‘Ponnar Shankar’ (2011), ‘Heroine’ (2012) and ‘Commando’ (2013).