Pooja Batra Height, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Marriage Date: 4 July 2019
Husband: Nawab Shah
Age: 47 Years

Pooja Batra profile

ProfessionModel, Actress, Host, Producer, Entrepreneur, RJ
Famous ForWinning Femina Miss India International 1993
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 9" [1]Rediff
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 62 kg
in Pounds- 137 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-28-34
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBrown (Dyed)
DebutHindi: Virasat (1997)
Virasat film poster
Malayalam: Chandralekha (1997)
Chandralekha movie poster
Telugu: Greeku Veerudu (1998)
Punjabi: Killer Punjabi (2016)
Killer Punjabi Movie Poster
Personal Life
Date of Birth27 October 1976 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2023) 47 Years
BirthplaceFaizabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac signScorpio
HometownLudhiana, Punjab
SchoolNot Known
College/University• Fergusson College, Pune
• Symbiosis International University, Pune
Educational Qualification• Degree in Economics
• MBA in Marketing
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesHorse-Riding, Swimming, Travelling
Relationships & More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsArmaan Kohli (Actor)
Pooja Batra dated Armaan Kohli
Akshay Kumar (Actor)
Akshay Kumar with Pooja Batra
• Christian Middelthon, Actor (2015-2017)
Pooja Batra with her Norwegian boyfriend
Nawab Shah (Actor)
Marriage Dates• 1st marriage- Year-2002
• 2nd Marriage- 4 July 2019
Husband/SpouseSonu S. Ahluwalia (Doctor) (div. 2011)
Pooja Batra with her husband
Nawab Shah (Actor)
Pooja Batra and Nawab Shah
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Ravi Batra (Army Personnel)
Mother- Neelam Batra (Former Miss India Participant & Cosmetologist)
Pooja Batra with her parents
SiblingsBrothers- 2
Sister- None
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodPizza, Spaghetti, Pav Bhaji
Favourite ActorSalman Khan, Anupam Kher
Favourite Drink Red Wine
Favourite RestaurantAstrid & Gaston, Peru
Favourite DestinationColumbia
Favourite BookThe Exiles by Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla
Style Quotient
Bike CollectionHarley Davidson Sportster 48
Pooja Batra Harley Davidson

Pooja Batra Actress

Some Lesser Known Facts About Pooja Batra

  • Does Pooja Batra smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Pooja Batra drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Pooja was born in a family with an army background. In an interview, she revealed that as a child, she was a spoiled brat. Since her father was a colonel in the army, she had been to twelve different schools in twelve years. Her mother was one of the top five Miss India participants in the year 1971. Her mother’s participation in the beauty contest inspired Pooja to do the same.
    Childhood pic of Pooja Batra
    Family pic of Pooja Batra
  • When she was in school, Batra was an athlete; she used to participate in the 200 and 400-meter sprints. She had represented her school at the national level in the 400 metres race.
  • She started her modelling career at quite a young age. She used to work as a part-time model and fund her education. She got a break when she appeared in the television commercial for Liril soap.

  • The year 1993 was an eventful one for the actress. Though she ended up as the third runner-up at Miss Asia Pacific, she was, eventually, given the title of “Miss India International.”

    Pooja Batra (right)- Femina Miss India International

    Pooja Batra (right)- Femina 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 ’90s, she was one of the top models in the country. Till date, she has walked the ramp for over 300 fashion shows.
  • In 1997, Pooja Batra made her Bollywood debut with the movie “Virasat.” Her next release was the film “Bhai.”
    Pooja Batra in Virasat
    Bhai movie poster
  • Pooja Batra joined the film industry after completing her education. 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 the casting directors to select male leads opposite her because of her height.
  • She has worked in nearly 20 Bollywood films.
  • After marrying the Indo-American surgeon, Dr Sonu S. Ahluwalia, she relocated to California. During her stay there, she actively participated in the theatre and garnered some acclaim for her skills.
  • Pooja is also a philanthropist. She is quite actively involved in various charitable organizations. She has often donated money to orphanages and institutes providing free education to underprivileged students.
  • In 2004, her movie “Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story” was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
    Pooja Batra in Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story
  • In 2014, Pooja turned into an RJ in USA.
  • The trailer of her 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.
    Pooja Batra in One Under The Sun
  • Batra is a lifetime member of International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy of Film & Television.
  • In 2002, Pooja married American orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Sonu S. Ahluwalia. She left the industry and moved to Los Angeles, California after her marriage. However, in 2011, she filed a divorce citing irreconcilable differences.
    Pooja Batra and Sonu S Ahluwalia
  • In July 2019, Pooja Batra tied the knot with Nawab Shah in a hush-hush ceremony in New Delhi after dating for five months.
    Pooja Batra with Nawab Shah
  • She was also a spokesperson for Head & Shoulders in India.
  • Pooja Batra does yoga regularly.
    Pooja Batra doing yoga