Pooja Hegde (pronounced [puːdʒa ɦɛɡdæ]; born 13 October 1990) is an Indian actress and model who appears predominantly in Telugu film

She was crowned as the second runner-up at the Miss Universe India 2010 competition.

he made her acting debut with the Tamil film Mugamoodi

She made her Telugu film debut alongside Naga Chaitanya in Oka Laila Kosam

In 2016, she made her Hindi film debut alongside Hrithik Roshan in Mohenjo Daro.[2]

Hegde then went onto to play the lead in successful films such as Duvvada Jagannadham (2017), Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava

Hegde stood in the 7th place on Forbes India's Most Influential Stars on Instagram in South Cinema for the year 2021.

Hegde is the founder of the All About Love, a non-profit organisation that helps people in need of medical or financial support in India

Hegde competed in the Miss India 2009 competition, but was eliminated in an early round despite winning the Miss India Talented 2009 honour.

She re-applied the following year and was the second runner-up in the Miss Universe India 2010 competition