Poonam Sinha

Poonam Sinha (née Chandiramani; born 3 November 1949) is an Indian actress, fashion model, and politician. She acted in Hindi cinema under the screen name Komal in her early career. She was crowned Miss Young India in 1968. She is the wife of Actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha. She worked in minor roles in Hindi movies, and has also produced two films.[1]

Poonam Sinha
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Poonam Chandiramani

(1949-11-03) 3 November 1949 (age 70)
Other namesKomal
OccupationActress and politician
Political partySamajwadi Party
Shatrughan Sinha (m. 1980)
ChildrenLuv Sinha
Kush Sinha
Sonakshi Sinha

Early lifeEdit

Poonam was born in Hyderabad, in a Sindhi family.[2]


She was credited as Komal in all her films as heroine, including Jigri Dost, Dil Diwana and others. She was cast with Shatrughan Sinha in the movie Sabak (1973).

The two later got married in 1980. The two had earlier met in a train compartment while traveling.[3] After her marriage, she largely left her acting career to raise their children.[4] After a long gap of thirty years, she starred in the film Jodhaa Akbar (2008) playing Mallika Hamida Banu Begum - mother of Emperor Akbar, enacted by Hrithik Roshan, directed by noted film director Ashutosh Gowariker.


On April 16, 2019, she joined the Samajwadi Party, while her husband Shatrughan Sinha joined Indian National Congress after resigning from BJP.[5] She lost the Loksabha election to Rajnath Singh from Lucknow (Lok Sabha constituency).[6]

Personal lifeEdit

She is married to actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha. They have twin sons, actors Luv Sinha and Kush Sinha, and a daughter, Bollywood actress, Sonakshi Sinha.[7][8]


As Producer
  • Prem Geet (1981) (Associate Producer)
  • Mera Dil Leke Dekho (2006)


  1. ^ "Response is overwhelming, says Poonam Sinha". The Times of India. 5 May 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  2. ^ Pradhan S. Bharati (12 June 2012), "It's work first for Sonakshi", The Telegraph. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Shatrughan Sinha: The role of a lifetimeTNN". The Times of India. 11 July 2002. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  4. ^ "I gave up films for my kids: Poonam Sinha". Yahoo Lifestyle. 25 April 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Mr (Shatrughan) Sinha Joins Congress, Mrs (Poonam) Sinha Goes Samajwadi". NDTV. 16 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Shatrughan Sinha's wife Poonam Sinha joins SP, will contest against Rajnath Singh from Lucknow". India Today. 16 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha's first wife Poonam performs Chhath". India Today. 20 November 2012.
  8. ^ Lata Khubchandani (7 March 2008). "The women behind our heroes". Sify movies.

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