Pooja Banerjee (born on 8th November 1991) is a famous Indian television actress. She is best known for her roles in popular Hindi TV shows like Kasautii Zindagi Kay, Kumkum Bhagya, Swim Team, etc. She is also a national level swimmer and athlete. She has participated in many sea races. Pooja has been a part of more than fourteen Hindi television serials. She has also done three web series and a music video.
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Pooja Banerjee Biography
|TV- MTV Roadies Season 8 (2011)Ek Doosre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum (2012)
|5’4” or 1.63 m or 163 cm
|51 Kg or 112 lbs
|Date of Birth
|8th November, 1991 (29 years old in 2020)
|Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Centre Point School, Nagpur, Maharashtra
|Hislop College, Nagpur, Maharashtra
|Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com)Master of Arts (M.A.) in English Literature
|28th February, 2017
|₹10 million (approx.)
Early life and Background
Pooja Banerjee was born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India in a Bengali family to father, Neil Banerjee and mother, Poornima Banerjee. She holds an Indian Nationality and follows Hinduism. She has one younger brother named Akash Banerjee. Pooja completed her schooling from Centre Point School in Nagpur, Maharashtra. After completing her schooling, she pursued her graduation in Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com) and post-graduation in Master of Arts (M.A.) in English Literature from Hislop College in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
As an extracurricular activity, she used to go for swimming. She loved swimming and wanted to represent her state and country at the big stage. She has represented Maharashtra at the national level swimming tournaments. She was also good at acting, so she gave some auditions and got selected for various TV shows. Pooja has also participated in Roadies Season 8 as a contestant in 2011.
Pooja has dated in the past, but she met her soulmate, Sandeep Sejwal, in a swimming tournament and fell in love with him. Sandeep is an Olympian swimmer and athlete. He has won a bronze medal in 50m breaststroke at the Asian Games in 2014. He was also awarded the Arjuna award by Pranab Mukherjee. Pooja and Sandeep dated for some time and finally got married on 20th February 2017. Since then they are happily married and together.
Pooja’s television career started when she participates in the reality TV show Roadies in 2011 as a Contestant. She did very well in that show. After getting eliminated from roadies she started giving auditions for various television shows and finally got selected in Ek Doosre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum in 2012. She portrayed the role of Tejal Mazumdar in that show. She became very popular after portraying the role of Rewa Mathur in TV serial Swim Team. This show aired for a year from 2014 to 2015.
|Ajay Devgan, Amitabh Bachchan
|Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone
Since then she has become an eminent figure in the Hindi TV serial space. She has portrayed characters in shows like Halla Bol Season 2, Nagarjuna-Ek Yoddha, Chandra Nandini, Chandrakanta, Dil Hi Toh Hai, Vikram Betaal Ko Rajasya Gatha, etc. Apart from television serials, she has done three Web series and one music video. She is also a national level swimmer and athlete. Pooja is currently (2020) in the cast of Kasautii Zindagi Kay and Kum Kum Bhagya portraying the roles of Nivedita Basu Sengupta and Rhea Mehra respectively.
- Roadies 8 in 2011 as Contestant
- Ek Doosre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum in 2012 as Tejal Mazumdar
- The Adventures of Hatim in 2013 as Perizaad
- Swim Team from 2015 to 2016 as Rewa Majumder
- Halla Bol Season 2 in 2015 as Meera
- Maan Na Maan Main Tera Mehmaan in 2015 as Anarkali
- Nagarjuna – Ek Yoddha in 2016 as Noori
- Chandra Nandini in 2017 as Vishakha
- Chandrakanta in 2017 as Sooryakanta
- Dil Hi Toh Hai in 2018 as Aarohi
- Vikram Betaal Ki Rahasya Gatha in 2018 as Rajkumari Sonprabha
- Kasautii Zindagi Kay from 2018 as Nivedita Basu Sengupta
- Nach Baliye 9 in 2019 as Contestant
- Kumkum Bhagya from 2020 as Rhea Mehra
- Dil hi Toh hai in 2018
- Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain in 2018 as Bani Mehra
- Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain 2 in 2019 as Bani Mehra
- Aap Se Mausiiquii in 2016 with Himesh Reshammiya
Lesser known Facts
- Pooja Banerjee is a professional swimmer. She has shown her swimming skills at the national level.
- She has also represented Maharashtra at swimming tournaments.
- She participated in Nach Baliye season 9 with her husband, Sandeep Sejwal, as a wild card contestant.
- Pooja was badly injured when she was rehearsing for her performance in Nach Baliye season 9.
- She loves Bengali dishes and sweets.
- She has participated in many sea races like race at the Arabian Sea, race at the River Hooghly.
- There was a huge controversy after she did a kissing scene with her co-star Parth Samthan in Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain.