Poonam Pandey is an Indian model and film actress, known for her works in Bollywood and Telugu cinema.[1] She began her career as a model.[2] She became one of the top nine contestants of the Gladrags Manhunt and Megamodel Contest in 2010 and appeared on the cover page of the fashion magazine.[3][4] She shot for 29 calendars for the year 2011, including the Gladrags Calendar. She was featured in Kingfisher Calendar 2012.[5] In 2017 Poonam was a contestant in the dance reality show Dance Ki Takkar which will start in June 2017.[6]

Media spotlight

She rose to media spotlight when she promised to strip for the Indian cricket team if it won the 2011 Cricket World Cup.[7][8] India indeed lifted the World Cup; however, Poonam did not fulfill her promise due to public disapproval, but later claimed as she was denied permission by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).[9] In 2012, she posed naked after Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL 5.[10] Pandey has received a lot of coverage over explicit pictures of herself that she has posted on her Twitter account.[11] She was reported to have danced onstage at a New Year's Eve bash in Hyderabad in 2014.[12]

Film career

In 2013, she was the female lead of the film Nasha, playing a teacher who ends up having a sexual relationship with one of her students. While Rediff stated that she excelled as a seductress in the role,[13] the Mumbai Mirror stated she did "not play seductresses but a proper, responsible drama teacher" and that "Pandey makes an effort but isn't quite there".[14]

The posters for the film, which featured her "clad in nothing, but two placards tactfully placed to cover her body", angered people and a group of protestors tore the posters and set them on fire on 20 July 2013 in Mumbai.[15] The general secretary of Shiv Sena Chitrapat has objected to Pandey's skin showing in the advertisements, saying, "We find the poster highly vulgar and derogatory and won't allow such hoardings."[16] She signed on to star in the planned sequel to Nasha as Anita.[17]

Poonam Pandey Android App

Recently Poonam Pandey has launched their App on Google Play however within few hours of launch Google rejected her app and removed from google play. [18] [19]


Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Notes
2013 Nasha Anita Joseph Hindi
2014 Love Is Poison Herself Kannada Special appearance in song "Shyane Ishta Cricketettu"
2015 Malini & Co. Malini Telugu
2015 Uvaa Pooja Hindi
2017 Aa Gaya Hero Herself Hindi Special appearance in a song[20]


Year Show Role Language
2011 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 4 Contestant (Hindi)
2015 Total Nadaniyaan Jalebi Bai (Hindi)
2015 Pyaar Mohabbat Ssshhh Jalebi Bai (Hindi)
2015 Comedy Classes Herself (Hindi)
2016 Box Cricket League[21] Contestant (Hindi)
2017 Dance Ki Takkar 6 Contestant Hindi


  1. Poonam Pandey goes nude for bold 'Nasha' poster. The Times of India.
  2. I dont mind trying for IIMs: Poonam Pandey. The Times of India.
  3. Poonam Pandey Gladrags Magazine Cover Page Hot Stills.
  4. Meet Kingfisher model Poonam Pandey. Sify.
  5. Birthday Special 5 Controversies Of Controversy Queen Poonam Pandey (Hindi). Retrieved on 11 March 2015.
  6. BREAKING NEWS: Poonam Pandey to participate in Dance Ki Takkar 6 (Hindi). Retrieved on 29 April 2016.
  7. FIR against Poonam Pandey who vowed to strip if India wins World Cup. April 2, 2011. NDTV. Retrieved on 5 December 2013.
  8. Silly Point: Poonam Pandey WILL strip on final day!. April 1, 2011. Retrieved on 5 December 2013.
  9. Adults Only: Poonam Pandey Finally Goes Nude After KKR Win IPL-5 (PHOTO). International Business Times, India Edition (28 May 2012).
  10. Adults Only: Poonam Pandey Finally Goes Nude After KKR Win IPL-5 (PHOTO). International Business Times, India Edition (28 May 2012).
  11. Pritika Ghura, Poonam, Sherlyn, Mallika: Who dares to bare for fame? Times of India 15 September 2013
  12. Poonam Pandey competes with Sunny Leone!. The Times of India.
  13. Prasanna D Zor (26 July 2013). "Review: Nasha gives you a nice hangover". Rediff. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  14. Karan Anshuman (26 July 2013). "Frim review: Nasha". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  15. Poonam Pandey's bold Nasha posters angers Mumbai, Delhi. The Indian Express. Retrieved on 21 July 2013.
  16. Poonam Pandey's film publicity irks political party. Times of India. Retrieved on 21 July 2013.
  17. Poonam Pandey: I enjoyed romancing a teenager in Nasha. Rediff (5 June 2013).
  18. Poonam Pandey App rejected by Google. Bollywood Galiyara. Retrieved on 18 April 2017.
  19. Poonam Pandey says Google banned her app. Indian Express. Retrieved on 18 April 2017.
  20. "Poonam Pandey to do a item song with Govinda". 
  21. 200 Actors, 10 Teams, and 1 Winner... Let The Game Begin. The Times of India. Retrieved on 4 March 2016.

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