Poonam Pandey is an Indian celebrity involved in modeling, acting, and controversies. The
bombshell model gained limelight when she publicly announced that she would strip nude for the
Indian Cricket Team if they won the 2011 World Cup. Despite India’s win, Poonam was unable to
carry out her promise as the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) denied her permission to
avoid controversy. She has recently begun a career in Bollywood, making her debut in the 2013
film Nasha. Due to her bizarre feats, she has also become one of the most searched names
and models on the Internet.
Name: Poonam Pandey
Nick Name: Poonam
DOB: 11th March 1991
Birth Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height: 5 ft. 7 inch. /170 cm
Weight: 45 Kg / 99 Lbs
Measurements: 34-24-36 inches
Shoe Size: 6
Profession: Model and Actress
Sibling: Nilesh (brother), Shraddha (sister)
Hobbies: Travelling, Chatting with friends, listening to music, Dancing, Watching Movies, reading
books, clicking selfies
Language Known: Knows Hindi, English and Marathi
Favorite Food: Junk food, pizzas, burgers
Quote: “I have many Nashas in life. My biggest Nasha is uploading pictures on the net and
listening to music. When it comes to Nasha, it’s not a negative term. Everyone in life has some
kind of Nasha.”
Early Life and Career
Pandey was born in the early 90s in the city of dreams, Mumbai. Her father is a businessman
and mother a homemaker. She also has two siblings.
Pandey began her career by modeling. She had a commendable finish in the Gladrags fashion
contest and also appeared on their cover. She has appeared on countless calendars, one being
the Kingfisher 2012 calendar, as a desirable calendar model.
Transition, Bollywood debut and Personal Life
Poonam became a celebrity overnight after her allegations of stripping if India were to win the
2011 Cricket World Cup. Despite many slamming her comments as simply a publicity stunt, the
young lass was serious and determined about her promise. She went through a tough time
during the whole ordeal as she was bombarded with interviews, threats, arrest warrants, and
Poonam holds a highly liberal and open personality, which is apparently too liberal for the Indian
public and society. She is open about sex and does not shy from revealing her thoughts on sex.
She says the sex is part of Indian culture with the ‘Kamasutra’ and 1 billion population in
existence. She feels that India is a country of hypocrites who can’t handle independent women.
Poonam did however ultimately manage to fulfill her much desired promise of stripping nude
after the Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL 5.
Poonam enjoys posting pictures of her online as it is one of her “nashas.” She says that she is
addicted to herself and claims that instead of watching TV, she would rather click pictures of
herself and show them to the world. She loves to pose and look at herself in a mirror and wear
sexy clothes. Poonam likes men with a good sense of humor. She is notorious for her Twitter
account having innumerable explicit pictures of her. Even Poonam’s mother is wary about her
Poonam made her film debut with the unique storied film Nasha in which she is portrayed as a
drama teacher who has a relationship with one of her students. The posters and advertisements
of the film raised much controversy as it portrayed Poonam almost naked in them. She is set to
appear in the film’s sequel too. Poonam also participated in the 4th season of the reality TV show
“Khatron Ke Khiladi.”
Interesting Facts & History
o In 2011, Poonam Pandey was one of the most searched persons on Google India.
o She has millions of followers on twitter.
o She is one of the biggest fans of the Indian Cricket team.
o The only exercises she does to keep in shape are yoga and meditation.
o When she was in school, she proposed to a boy who ended up complaining to the
o Poonam also modeled for the Kingfisher Magazines and was the first Model to ever go
nude for the Magazine.
Films – Nasha