Poonam Dhillon

Poonam Dhillon (born 18 April 1962) is an Indian Hindi-language film, theatre and TV actress and a politician. A former Femina Miss India (1977),[1] she is best known for her 1979 film Noorie. Some of her well-known films include Red Rose (1980), Dard (1981), Romance (1983), Sohni Mahiwal (1984), Teri Meherbaniyan (1985) Samundar (1986), Saveraywali Gaadi (1986), Karma (1986), Naam (1986) and Maalamaal (1988).

Poonam Dhillon
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Dhillon in 2012
Born (1962-04-18) 18 April 1962 (age 59)
OccupationActress
Years active1978–present
Spouse(s)
Ashok Thakeria
(m. 1988⁠–⁠1997)
Children2
Websitewww.poonamdhillon.com

Dhillon participated in Bigg Boss in 2009. She played the lead role of Sharda Modi in the Sony TV series Ekk Nayi Pehchaan in 2013. She has done theatre, starting with the award-winning "The Perfect Husband" and many other plays, the latest being "The Perfect Wife" with several shows in United States and Dubai.

CareerEdit

The first time Dhillon gained fame was when she got crowned Miss Young India 1978 at the age of 16.[2]

Director Yash Chopra noticed her and offered her a role in the film Trishul (1978) where her song "Gapoochi Gapoochi Gum Gum" with Sachin Pilgaonkar[3][4] became popular.[5] Chopra then gave her the title role in Noorie (1979) opposite Farooq Shaikh, which he produced. The low budget film Noorie shot in Bhaderwah, Kashmir, became a superhit and was a phenomenal success at the box office, partly also for Khayyam's music. For this film, Poonam was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress.

Subsequently, she went on to act in around 90 films in Hindi, including Sohni Mahiwal, Red Rose, Teri Kasam, Dard, Nishana, Yeh Vaada Raha, Samunder, Romance, Kasam, and Sitamgar. She was paired with Rajesh Khanna[6] in six films: Dard, Nishaan, Zamana, Awam, Red Rose (1980 film) and Jai Shiv Shankar.[7][8] She made a special appearance in Judaai as a favour to producer Boney Kapoor when Juhi Chawla had to drop out.

She also appeared in regional films such as Nyay Danda (Bengali), Yuddha Kaanda (Kannada), Ishtam (Telugu) and Yavarum Nalam (Tamil), 13B: Fear has a new address (Hindi).

Dhillon was a contestant on Season 3 of Bigg Boss aired on Colors TV in 2009. She ended up as the second runner-up on the show.[9] Her big comeback on Indian television in a lead role was with the serial Ekk Nayi Pehchaan on Sony TV in 2013 where she played the uneducated yet ideal wife of a rich businessman.[10]

She has been in the Hindi theater production The Perfect Husband, which won the best comedy play award in 2005 and which completed a Golden Jubilee run. She then did another play The Perfect Wife co-starring Sooraj Thapar and Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi with Asif Sheikh. She was also seen in a play called U Turn which is the Hindi version of a Marathi play.[11]

Dhillon ventured into the make-up van business, pioneering the concept in the Indian film industry. She runs a make-up van company called "Vanity."[12]

Personal lifeEdit

Dhillon was born on 18 April 1962, in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Her father Amreek Singh was an aeronautical engineer in the Indian Air Force and would often get transferred. Her mother was a school principal and both her siblings are doctors. Poonam was quite studious growing up and aspired to become a doctor.[12][13][14] Poonam attended Carmel Convent in [Chandigarh] for schooling and did her graduation after joining films at age 16.[15]

In 2013, she was pursuing an MBA in International Business.[16] Dhillon was married to producer Ashok Thakeria and has two children, a daughter Paloma[17] and a son Anmol.[18]

Activism and PoliticsEdit

She has been very active with social causes like drug awareness, AIDS awareness, family planning and organ donation.[12]

She has been a prominent speaker at the SAARC business summits in Kathmandu and Delhi and was appointed cultural ambassador.[19] She was also a speaker at the MINDMINE event.[20] In 2012, she along with other celebrities participated in a show supporting the "Save and Empower the Girl Child" cause in collaboration with Lilavati Hospital.[21][22]

In 2014, she launched an event management and film production company called "Poetic Justice Films and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd." with industrialist Aneel Murarka and choreographer Samir Tanna.[23]

In 2017, Dhillon was appointed as one of four members to the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal, which is the official body for appeals against decisions of the Central Board of Film Certification in the Indian film industry.[24]

Dhillon joined the Bhartiya Janta Party in 2004 and was appointed Vice President of the Mumbai unit of the party in 2019.[25][26]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Film Actor Director Language Notes
2020 Jai Mummy Di Danish Husain Navjyot Gulati Hindi [27][28]
2014 Double Di Trouble Dharmendra Smeep Kang Punjabi [29]
2013 Ramaiya Vastavaiya Randhir Kapoor Prabhu Deva Hindi [30]
2011 Kunasathi Kunitari None Rekha Sahay, Nitin Jagdish Marathi
Miley Naa Miley Hum Kabir Bedi Tanveer Khan Hindi
2009 Dil Bole Hadippa! Anupam Kher Anurag Singh Hindi
13B Manohar's mother Vikram Kumar Hindi
2001 Ishtam Sharath Babu Vikram Kumar, Raj Kumar Telugu
1997 Judaai Guest appearance Raj Kanwar Hindi
Mahaanta Mohsin Khan Afzal Khan Hindi
1992 Virodhi None Rajkumar Kohli Hindi
1991 Deshwasi Rajiv Goswami Rajiv Goswami Hindi
Jhoothi Shaan Mithun Chakraborty Ranjan Bose Hindi
Qurbani Rang Layegi Sanjay Dutt Raj N. Sippy Hindi
1990 Vidrohi Kiran Harmesh Malhotra Hindi
Jai Shiv Shankar Jeetendra S.A. Chandrasekhar Hindi
Amiri Garibi Raj Babbar Harmesh Malhotra Hindi
Atishbaz Aditya Pancholi Mukhtar Ahmed Hindi
Pathar Ke Insan None Shomu Mukherjee Hindi
Police Public Raj Kiran Esmayeel Shroff Hindi
1989 Yuddha Kaanda Ravichandran K.V. Raju Kannada
Batwara Mohsin Khan J.P. Dutta Hindi
Abhimanyu Shakti Kapoor Tony Juneja Hindi
Galiyon Ka Badshah Mithun Chakraborty Sher Jung Singh Hindi
Hisaab Khoon Ka Raj Babbar Surendra Mohan Hindi
Saaya Shatrughan Sinha Keshu Ramsay Hindi
1988 Hum Farishte Nahin Raj Babbar Jatin Kumar Hindi
Kasam Anil Kapoor Umesh Mehra Hindi
Maalamaal Naseeruddin Shah Kewal Sharma Hindi
Sone Pe Suhaaga Dharmendra K. Bapaiah Hindi
1987 Himmat Aur Mehanat Jeetendra K. Bapaiah Hindi
Awam Rajesh Khanna Baldev Raj Chopra Hindi
Mard Ki Zabaan Jackie Shroff K. Bapaiah Hindi
1986 Avinash Mithun Chakraborty Umesh Mehra Hindi
Dosti Dushmani Rajinikanth T. Rama Rao Hindi
Ek Chadar Maili Si Rishi Kapoor Sukhwant Dhadda Hindi
Karma Anil Kapoor Subhash Ghai Hindi
Khel Mohabbat Ka Farookh Sheikh Satish Duggal Hindi
Naam Kumar Gaurav Mahesh Bhatt Hindi
Palay Khan Jackie Shroff Ashim Samanta Hindi
Samundar Sunny Deol Rahul Rawail Hindi
Saveray Wali Gaadi Sunny Deol Bharathiraaja Hindi
1985 Bepanaah Shashi Kapoor Jagdish Sidana Hindi
Geraftaar Kamal Hassan Prayag Raaj Hindi
Kabhi Ajnabi The Sandeep Patil Vijay Singh Hindi
Shiva Ka Insaaf Jackie Shroff Raj N. Sippy Hindi
Sitamgar Rishi Kapoor Raj N. Sippy Hindi
Tawaif Rishi Kapoor B.R. Chopra Hindi
Teri Meherbaniyan Jackie Shroff Vijay Reddy Hindi
Zamana Rajesh Khanna Ramesh Talwar Hindi
1984 Badal Mithun Chakraborty Anand Sagar Hindi
John Jani Janardhan Rajanikanth T. Rama Rao Hindi
Laila Anil Kapoor Saawan Kumar Hindi
Sohni Mahiwal Sunny Deol Umesh Mehra, Latif Faiziyev Hindi
Yaadgar Kamal Hassan Dasari Narayana Rao Hindi
1983 Nishan Rajesh Khanna Surendra Mohan Hindi
Qayamat Dharmendra Raj N. Sippy Hindi
Romance Kumar Gaurav Ramanand Sagar Hindi
1982 Aapas Ki Baat Raj Babbar Harmesh Malhotra Hindi
Sawaal Shashi Kapoor Ramesh Talwar Hindi
Teri Kasam Kumar Gaurav A. C. Tirulokchandar Hindi
Yeh To Kamaal Ho Gaya Kamal Hassan T. Rama Rao Hindi
Yeh Vaada Raha Rishi Kapoor Kapil Kapoor Hindi
1981 Baseraa Raj Kiran Ramesh Talwar Hindi
Dard Rajesh Khanna Ambrish Sangal Hindi
Main Aur Mera Haathi Mithun Chakraborty R. Thiagaraj Hindi
Poonam Raj Babbar Harmesh Malhotra Hindi
1980 Red Rose Rajesh Khanna Bharathi Raja Hindi
Biwi-O-Biwi Randhir Kapoor Rahul Rawail Hindi
Nishana Jeetendra K. Raghavendra Rao Hindi
1979 Kaala Patthar None Yash Chopra Hindi Sp. App.
Noorie Farooque Sheikh Manmohan Krishna Hindi [31]
1978 Trishul Sachin Yash Chopra Hindi

TelevisionEdit

Year Show(s) Role Channel Notes
1995 Andaz Pooja Zee TV Co-stars Sudesh Berry
2002 Chusth Durusth Host Zee TV
2002-2004 Kittie Party Manju Zee TV [32][33]
2005 Showbiz India (Celebrity Profile) Herself
2009 Bigg Boss 3 Contestant Colors TV Second runner-up[34][9]
2013 - 2014 Ekk Nayi Pehchaan Sharda Sony TV [35]
2014 Comedy Nights with Kapil Guest Colors TV With Dharmendra[36]
2016 Santoshi Maa Herself / Narrator Life OK [37]
2018 Dil Hi Toh Hai Mamta Noon Sony TV [38]
2018 Pratigya - Stand For a Cause Host India News [39]

AccoladesEdit

Award Year Work Award Category Result
1980 Noorie Filmfare Award Best actress Nominated
2015 Ekk Nayi Pehchaan Indian Telly Awards Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Drama) Won

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