(Last Updated on : 28-01-2016)
Pooja Bhatt is related to the famous Bhatt family of Bollywood and the daughter of Indian film director Mahesh Bhatt
. She and her father own a film production company called, Vishesh Films. Pooja Bhatt is a popular Indian film actress, producer and director born on 24 February 1972. Pooja Bhatt is the daughter of Mahesh Bhatt and Kiran Bhatt and stepdaughter of Soni Razdan, an actress. Vikram Bhatt is a film screenwriter-director and her cousin. Emraan Hashmi is another cousin of Pooja. She has acted in many films, which were produced and directed by her father. Bhatt married her long-time boyfriend and an admired Channel V VJ, Munish Makhija aka Udham Singh, on August 24, 2003. He is the owner of a restaurant-bar in Goa.
Film Career of Pooja Bhatt
Pooja Bhatt started to act at an age of 17, in 1989 with Daddy, a TV film directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt. In the film she was depicted as a soul-searching teenage girl in a troubled relationship with her alcoholic father, played by actor Anupam Kher
.However, the turning point in her life was with the musical hit, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991) opposite Aamir Khan
. This film was a remake of the Oscar-winning Hollywood classic "It Happened One Night." Some of Pooja Bhatt's well-known films in the 1990s included, Sadak (1991), Junoon (1992), Tamanna (1996), Chaahat (1996), a super-hit and multi-starrer Border (1997) and Zakhm
(1998). Her last film appearance was in Everybody Says I'm Fine! in 2001. Since then, she showed her interests in producing and directing. She made her directorial debut in 2004 with Paap
, starring John Abraham
and Udita Goswami
, since then she has made two more directorial ventures, namely Holiday (2006) and Dhokha (2007).
Pooja Bhatt won Filmfare Award for Lux Face of the Year in 1991 and the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for the film Dil Hai Ki Manta Nehi. She also got the Popular Award for Best debuting Director for Paap in 2005.
Filmography of Pooja Bhatt
1991 Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin,
1992 Prem Deewane,
1993 Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee,
Chor Aur Chand,
1994 Kranti Kshetra
1994 Kalluri Vasal (Tamil),
1998 Yeh Aashiqui Meri,
Kabhi Na Kabhi,
2000 Yeh Pyar Hi To Hai
2001 Everybody Says I'm Fine!
2002 Sur: The Melody of Life