Poonam Jhawer (Hindi: पूनम झावर ) is an Indian model, Bollywood film maker, singer and actress.she was launched with the Rajiv Rai-directed blockbuster Hindi film Mohra. Her work also includes a few successful projects in the South Indian film industry. Her latest movie is the Akshay Kumar-produced OMG: Oh My God! And the big musical hit movie R Rajkumar .. with Sahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, and Sonu Sood, directed by Prabhu Deva.[1]

Poonam Jhawer
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Poonam Jhawer picture
Born (1978-08-14) 14 August 1978 (age 41)
OccupationActress, Model, Singer, Producer Bollywood & Marathi
Years active1994–present

Early lifeEdit

She was born into a business class family. Her mother Poojashree is a Hindi writer/poet who has written many books and done a lot of live Kavi sammelan. Her family is originally from Rajasthan, India. Jhawer completed her schooling and college education in Mumbai.

Early workEdit

Jhawer started her career as a fashion model doing various assignments for brands like Killer Jeans, Dove soap, Paneri sarees and dress materials etc.

As producer & EntrepreneurEdit

Beside producing Bollywood & Music Albums, She runs an Independent Event Management firm Dream Catcher. She has also been co-partner in at Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards[2]

As Public FigureEdit

She has been involved in many social activities where she is working for women's rights and proper elevation of women across India, she is been actively involved in public awareness campaign, where she has expressed strong views on Politics, in her many television channel interviews she is vocal about promoting brotherhood, happiness & cast less India.

Early film careerEdit

Jhawer initially debuted in Bollywood with a supporting role in the Hindi movie Tilak, followed by a few more. Noted movie director Rajiv Rai signed her up for his movie Mohra and Jhawer made her debut under her real name in Bollywood in Mohra, a movie starring Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and Raveena Tandon.[3] She was noticed by the film producers while doing an ad shoot which landed her the role of Priya Agnohotri, wife of Sunil Shetty's character. Her role in the film was largely appreciated as being one of the cue points to the main story. She had also done work in a few superhit South Indian movies. Jhawer appeared in 9 music video and 3 Albums and for the song "Chand Sa Mukhda" by Ali Haider.[4] She appeared in 2 beautiful songs – "Na Kajre k dhar na motiyo singar phir bhi kitni sundar ho" (movie Mohra') and "Kal Chaudhvin Ki Raat thi" (movie – Jiyaala).

Late careerEdit

Her later work includes the 2003 film Aanch, directed by Rajesh Kumar Singh, starring Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal and Ayesha Jhulka.[5] She turned producer with this film, which saw great critical acclaim and did moderate business at the box office, being more popular in the northern part of India with a niche audience. She also started her music career with the song "Sun Meri Raani" as a singer for the soundtrack of this film. Her role as Lata Thakur was one of the film's highlights. She has also acted in Bhuppy Lahri's film Deewana Hoon Main Tera and The Black and White Fact.

Jhawer is active in regional cinema with roles in South Indian films to her name. She recently starred in a Marathi film called Sansarachi Maya in 2011.

Another recent project Jhawer worked on was titled 2G Radia-Tion which is based on the 2G Spectrum Case. In this she plays the lead role depicting Nira Radia. She said that playing Nira Radia is a role of a lifetime. She added that the makers of the film felt that her personality matches with that of Radia. UK-based Hiten Group produced the film with Alpesh Shah and Vijay as the directors and Matthew R. Blute as the cinematographer.[6]

Jhawer featured in Muthbhed – A Planned Encounter, starring Mukesh Tiwari and Sanjay Sharma, produced by Kumar Mangat and Suraj Bhardwaj and directed by Suraj Bhardwaj. It was released in early 2011.[7]

In Autumn 2012, Jhawer made her comeback in Bollywood with mega stars like Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Mithun Chakraborty, Govind Namdeo and Mahesh Manjrekar in the hit film OMG: Oh My God![8][9][10]

Music careerEdit

Jhawer started to appear in music videos early in her career though it was not until 2003 when she started taking singing as something more than a hobby with her first solo for her home production Aanch.

Jhawer has 9 music videos and 3 music albums to her name titled "Poo4u", "Take Me Home Baby", "Poo Kya Jalwa".[11]


Jhawer recently appeared alongside Anna Hazare, vowing her support during his hunger strike to curb corruption in India, supporting the Jan Lokpal Bill for the establishment of Lokpal Offices in India. Jhawer is presently working with various women groups and NGOs.[12]


Andha Inteqam
Deewana Hu Mai Tera
The Black and White Fact
Sansarch Maya (Marathi)
2G Radia-Tion
Muthbhed – A Planned Encounter
OMG: Oh My God![13][14][15]
R... Rajkumar[16]


  • Poo4u (2005)
  • Take Me Home Baby (2006)
  • Poo Kya Jalwa Hain (2009)


  1. ^ "Poonam Jhawer to feature in a sex comedy play". Times of India. 23 August 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.santabanta.com/gallery/events/dadasaheb-phalke-excellence-awards-2017/poonam-jhawar/356598/
  3. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110546/
  4. ^ [1] Archived 2 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389726/
  6. ^ Raymond Ronamai (20 December 2010). "Poonam Jhawer in the shoes of Nira Radia". Entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  7. ^ "Preview: Film muthbhed | muthbhed To Revive Haryanvi Film Industry | Buzzintown India". Buzzintown.com. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  8. ^ Poonam Jhawer is the lady saint in OMG Oh My God Movie Stills
  10. ^ "'Mohra' debutante Poonam Jhawer returns into Bollywood". BoloIndia. 16 July 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  11. ^ "Poonam Jhawar Hot Photo Stills | Hott News". Hottnews.in. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  12. ^ "Poonam Jhawer has undergone plastic surgery? See 9 bold pictures of Mohra actress post her shocking transformation!". India.com. 24 August 2017.
  13. ^ Poonam Jhawer is the lady saint in OMG Oh My God Movie Stills
  15. ^ Poonam Jhawer Is All Set To Celebrate Valentine Day! – Hot Photos Archived 11 February 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ [2]

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