Actress Pooja Gandhi, who is famous as 'Mungaru Male Hudugi' (Mungaru Male girl) is celebrating her 30th birthday, today, October 7. The actress, who made her on screen debut with Bengali movie Tomake Salam, was also seen in Tamil movies like Kokki, Thiruvannamalai and Thalai Ezhuthu.
After the success of Mungaru Male, Pooja became a full
time actress in Kannada film industry with many projects in her
hand. She was paired opposite Golden Star Ganesh in the movie, which also
introduced a new talented director, Yogaraj Bhat.
In Kannada, Pooja made her appearance in the movies like
Milana, Krishna, Kodagana Koli Nungitha,
Manmahta, Huchchi, Taj Mahal, Hani
Hani, Anu, Accident and others.
Pooja was last seen in director Guruprasad's Director
Special, in an item number 'Kannale esthothu koltiya'. The
movie featured Rangayana Raghu, Vatsala Mohan, Dhananjaya, Gayathri
Devi and Ram in the important roles.
Punjabi girl Pooja started her career with TV soaps, starting
with Zameen Se Asman directed by Aruna Irani. Her
appearance in Bengali and Tamil movies did not do well in Box
Office. In 2012, she also made her Malayalam debut with Maad
Dad, which was directed by Revathy S Varma.
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Pooja Gandhi was born in Ganjimutt, Vandela, on October 7 in a
traditional Punjabi family. She has two younger sisters, Radhika
Gandhi, who is also an actress and Suhani Gandhi, a Tennis Player
Pooja had got engaged to Anand Gowda, who was a leader in Janata
Dala Secular (JDS) Party and a realtor by profession. However, the
duo got separated due to differences.
In 2012, she appeared topless in the movie Dandupalya,
which was directed by Srinivas Raju. The movie was based on the
real life events of a notorious gang named Dandupalya, for which
she was felicitated with Suvarna Best Actress Award and Best
Negative Role Award in SIIMA 2013.
Pooja had joined JDS party, which was headed by
politician-producer HD Kumarswamy, in 2012. Due to differences in
JDS party, she moved to Karnataka Janatha Party and later to B Sri
Ramulu Congress (BSR Congress).
Defeated In Election
She contested in recent Vidhan Sabha election from Raichur
representing BSR party. She was defeated by a congress candidate
with a huge mark.
After the defeat in the election, Pooja has decided to
concentrate on her film career. She will be seen in different roles
in her upcoming movies - Thippaji Circle,
Abhinetri (Ranganayaki), January 1
Bidugade and others.