|Real Name||Poonam Amrik Singh|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 167 cm
in meters- 1.67 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||36-28-36|
|Date of Birth||18 April 1962|
|Age (as in 2018)||56 Years|
|Birthplace||Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Aries|
|School||Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh|
|College, University, Institute||Panjab University, Chandigarh
Jaro Education’s the International Business Institute, Brussels, Belgium
Jharkhand Rai University, Ranchi
|Educational Qualification||B. A. (Political Science & Economics), MBA, PhD|
|Debut||Film: Trishul (1978)
TV: Ekk Nayi Pehchaan (2013)
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• She won the Femina Miss India title in 1977.
• She won the Miss Young India title in 1978.
• She won Indian Telly Award for the best supporting actress for Ekk Nayi Pehachaan in 2015.
|Boys, Affairs and More|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Ramesh Talwar (Producer)
Ashok Thakeria (Producer)
Kiku (Hong Kong-based businessman)
|Husband/Spouse||Ashok Thakeria (Divorced in 1997)
|Parents||Father- Amrik Singh Dhillon (Aeronautical Engineer in the Indian Force)
Mother- Gurcharan Kaur Dhillon (School Principal)
|Siblings||Brother- Late Baljinder Singh Dhillon
Sister- Dr. Rishma Dhillon-Pai (Gynecologist)
|Favourite Cricketer||Adam Gilchrist|
|Favourite Author||Stieg Larsson|
|Favourite Singer||Talat Aziz|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Poonam Dhillon
- Poonam Dhillon was born at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh and brought up in Chandigarh.
- She has been a sports enthusiast since her childhood. She loves playing Basketball, Swimming, and Skating as well. She also was the sports captain at her school.
- The legendary Yash Chopra noticed Poonam’s talent and offered her a role in the movie Trishul in 1978 after she won the Miss Femina India and Miss Young India titles respectively in 1977 and 1978.
- She made her acting debut in 1978 when she was only 16 years old.
- Before winning the Miss Femina India, she never thought about to become an actress. It was the totally accidental moment for her to win this Beauty Pageant and got the invitation from Yash Chopra for the movie Trishul.
- She got popularity and film industry’s attention after the blockbuster hit of her second movie Noorie in 1979. She also received the Filmfare nomination for the best actress for her splendid performance in this movie.
- She has worked in more than 100 Bollywood films in her four decades’ career in the film industry. She has also performed in a few vernacular language films such as Nyay Danda in Bengali, Yuddha Kaanda in Kannada and Ishtam in Telugu.
- Apart from her film career, she has also been a part of a few Television serials, shows, and plays such as The Perfect Husband and The Perfect Wife.
- She is very active in spreading social awareness for the social causes such as girl education, women empowerment, drugs, and AIDS.
- She was the second runner-up in the Big Boss Season 3 in 2009.
- She has been a prominent speaker at the SAARC summits, MINDMINE, and other social awareness shows and conventions.
- She is one of the busiest personalities in the film industry. Apart from acting, she is a businesswoman, associated with BJP, and a speaker at SAARC.
- She is one of the few Ph.D. holders in the film industry. She recieved her doctorate degree from Jharkhand Rai University, Ranchi in May 2018.
- She has worked in several superhit movies such as Kaala Patthar, Red Rose, Biwi O Biwi, Yeh To Kamaal Ho Gaya, Teri Meharbaniya, Karma, and many more.
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