|Real Name||Pooja Batra|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 10”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 62 kg
in Pounds- 137 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-28-34|
|Hair Colour||Black (sports brown colour though)|
|Date of Birth||27 October 1974|
|Age (as in 2016)||42 Years|
|Birth Place||Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Scorpio|
|College/University||Fergusson College, Pune
Symbiosis International University, Pune
|Educational Qualification||Degree in Economics
MBA in Marketing
|Debut||Film (Hindi): Virasat (1997)
Film (Malayalam): Chandralekha (1997)
Film (Telugu): Greeku Veerudu (1998)
|Family||Father- Ravi Batra (Army Personnel)
Mother- Neelam Batra (Former Miss India Participant)
|Hobbies||Horse Riding, philanthropic activities|
|Favourite Actor||Salman Khan|
|Favourite Food/Beverages||Pizza, Spaghetti, Pav Bhaji, Cappuccino, Red Wine|
|Favourite Restaurant||Astrid & Gaston, Peru|
|Boys, Affairs and More|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Armaan Kohli, Actor
Akshay Kumar, Actor
Christian Middelthon, Actor (2015-present)
|Husband||Sonu S. Ahluwalia, Doctor (m. 2003-2011)
|Bike Collection||Harley Davidson Sportster 48
Some Lesser Known Facts About Pooja Batra
- Does Pooja Batra smoke: Not Known
- Does Pooja Batra drink alcohol: Yes
- At school, Batra was an ardent athlete; she often participated in the 200 and 400-meter sprints.
- The year 1993 was an eventful one for the veteran actress. Though she ended up the third runner-up at the Miss Asia Pacific, she was eventually crowned the “Miss India International”.
- Following the beauty pageant victory, Batra received many film offers. However, she declined all of them as she first wanted to complete her education.
- In the 90’s, she was one of the top models in the country. To date, she has walked the ramp for over 300 fashion shows.
- Batra soon joined the film industry and was looking a promising aspect. However, like many other beauty-pageant holders, she too failed to find the desired success in Bollywood. To add to her misery, it was quite difficult for casting directors to select male leads, who could match up to her ‘height’.
- After marrying an Indo-American surgeon, Dr. Sonu S. Ahluwalia, she relocated to California. During her stay there, she actively participated in theater and garnered some acclaim for her skills.
- A philanthropist at heart, Batra has been actively involved with many charitable organizations. From Mukti Foundation (women empowerment) and injured soldiers to homeless children and the Mumbai Police Department, Batra has given both time and money for a number of noble causes.
- The trailer of her upcoming debut Hollywood film, One Under the Sun, was played at the 2016 ‘Cannes Film Festival’. In the movie, Batra is seen portraying an astronaut, who is the sole survivor of a disastrous space shuttle mission.