Pooja Kumar Profile
Name : Pooja Kumar
Birth Date : February 4, 1977 (age 35)
Birth Place : St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Occupation : actor, model, television presenter, producer
Active : since 2000
Marital status : Single
Pooja Kuma Biography
Pooja Kumar is an American actress, producer, model and television hostess. Pooja Kumar was crowned Miss India USA and has been a VJ for Channel V, a newsreader on the show Namaste America and has starred in such feature films as Kaadhal Rojave, Night of Henna, Flavors, Hiding Divya, Park Sharks, Bollywood Beats, and Anything For You.
Pooja Kumar – Early life
Pooja Kumar was born in a Mathur family in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Pooja Kumar’s parents are immigrants from India; her father is from Dehradun and her mother is from Lucknow. Pooja Kumar has o has a younger brother Dr Paraag Kumar, also a model. Pooja attended Washington University where she graduated with degrees in political science and finance. Pooja Kumar is also trained in the Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, and Kathak styles of Indian classical dance. Pooja Kumar was crowned Miss India USA in 1995.
Pooja Kumar -Career
Pooja Kumar first off contracted to come along in director K. R.’s Tamil film Kadhal Rojave in 1997 alongside George Vishnu, but the film’s production delays meant that it only released in 2000 and her stint as an actress in the Tamil film industry went unnoticed. Pooja was in the first place signed and then left out of the 1997 film V. I. P, while she had also signed to appear alongside Karthik in Chithra Lakshmanan’s Chinna Raja, but was finally also dropped from the film.
Pooja Kumar produced a short film, “1001 Auditions”, that has been picked out in eight film festivals, including being nominated for “Best Short” at the Stuttgart Film Festival in Germany. Pooja Kumar even produced a short film called “Shoot My Life”. Kumar has also been watched in national TV commercials for Bombay Dreams, Verizon, Dodge, Pearle Vision, New York Lottery, Tata True Roots, AOL Time Warner, and Outback Steakhouse.
Pooja Kumar in the year 2003, received the Screen Actors Guild Emerging Actress Award for Flavors. In 2008, Pooja hosted a late-night live quiz show on Zee TV in India, known as Jaago Aur Jeeto. She appeared in the musical comedy miniseries Bollywood Hero on the IFC in 2008. Pooja Kumar starred opposite Saturday Night Live comedian Chris Kattan in the three part series. In the late 2000s, she appeared in the Pakistani drama serial Ishq Junoon Dewaangi on Hum TV.
Pooja Kumar – Filmography
Vishwaroop -2013 – Hindi