Shubha Poonja (born on 9th September 2021) is a South Indian actress who works in Kannada and Tamil language movies. She’s also a former model. After appearing in a number of commercials and modeling assignments, she made her debut on the big screen with the movie, Machi in the year 2004. She also appeared in a number of hit movies like Thirudiya Idhyathai in 2005, Jackpot in 2006, and Moggina Manasu in 2008 for which she received a Filmfare Award. Her other works include films such as Preethi Hungama in 2010, Kanteerava in 2011, Parari in 2013, Artha and Kotigondu Love Story in 2015, and Meenakshi in 2017. She is currently seen on the Bigg Boss Kannada show as a contestant.
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Shubha Poonja Biography
|Profession||Model and actress|
|Debut||Tamil movie- Machi (2004) Kannada movie- Jackpot (2006)|
|Height||5’5″ or 1.65m or 165 cm|
|Weight||56 kg or 124 lbs|
|Date of Birth||9th September 1989 (32 years as of 2021)|
|Birthplace||Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Hometown||Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Residence||Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
|School||Carmel convent school, Jayanagar, Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|College/University||Bishop Cotton Girls College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Net Worth||$1 million (approx.)|
|Hobbies||Bike riding and dancing|
Early Life and Background
Shubha was born and brought up in a well-settled Hindu family from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. She belongs to the Hinduism religion and the Tuluva community. Her father works in a private bank while her mother is a housewife. She completed her schooling at Carmel Convent School in Jayanagar, Bangalore, Karnataka. Shubha then went to Bishop Cotton Girls College in Bangalore in order to complete her graduation with a Bachelor of Arts. She received a number of modeling offers during her college time and she went on to win the title of Miss Chennai Top Model in the year 2003.
Shubha Poonja is not single for quite some time now. She has been in a relationship with Duniya Vijay for a very long time. Her boyfriend is also a popular actor in the Kannada film industry. The couple is set to tie the knot in the month of December 2021.
|TV Show||Bigg Boss Tamil|
Shubha began her career in the entertainment industry as a model. Apart from modeling, she also started doing a number of television commercials and endorsed many brands alongside that. Besides modeling and doing commercials, she has also won the title of Miss. Chennai Top Model in the year 2003. After winning the title, she started receiving a number of films offers from many well-known directors and producers in the south Indian film industry. Shubha made her debut with the Tamil movie called Machi in 2004. She appeared in many Tamil and Kannada movies after that. Her Kannada movie debut was with the movie, Jackpot in the year 2006. Shubha became one of the recognized actresses in the south Indian film industry after that. Some of her movies include, Oru Pinnu Oru Paiyan, Kanteeveera, Googal, Slum Bala, Chanda etc. She is also currently participating in season 8 of the popular television reality show, Bigg Boss Kannada.
- Machi in 2004 as Rakshita
- Thirudiya Idhayathai in 2005 as Haritha
- Oru Ponnu Oru Paiyan in 2005 as Shubha
- Jackpot in 2006 as Preethi
- Chanda in 2007 as Swapna
- Moggina Manasu in 2008 as Renuka
- Slum Bala in 2008
- Anjadiru Uththara in 2009
- Thakath Bhagya (Bhageerathi) in 2009
- Preethi Hungama in 2010 as Geetha
- Naari Adda in 2010
- Kanteerava in 2011 as Indra
- Nanalla in 2011
- Golmaal in 2012 as Preethi
- Parari in 2013 as Urmila
- Chirayu in 2014
- Kotigond Love Story in 2015
- Tarle Nan Maklu in 2016
- Jai Maruthi 800 in 2016 as Smitha
- Sigandur Chowdeshwari in 2016
- Meenakshi in 2016 as Meenakshi
- Googal in 2018 as Nandini
- Naragunda Bandaya in 2020
- Bigg Boss Kannada in 2021 as contestant
Shubha Poonja was accused of having an extramarital affair with the South Indian actor, Duniya Vijay by his wife. She later denied all those allegations.
- Shubha was crowned Miss Chennai top model in 2003.
- She received the Best Supporting Actress Filmfare Award for the Kannada movie, Moggina Manasu.
- Shubha is a motorbike enthusiast, loves riding motorcycles and owns a triumph motorcycle.
- She loves and follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- Shubha is an animal lover and loves taking pictures with animals on her social media accounts. She had a pet dog called Max who died in 2020.
- She said that she is a foodie and a sleepoholic in an interview.