Poonam Dhillon (born 18 April 1962) is an Indian Hindi-language film, theatre and TV actress and politician. A former Femina Miss India (1977). She is best known for her 1979 film Noorie and for her six films with Rajesh Khanna; Red Rose, Dard, Nishaan, Zamana, Awam (from 1980 to 1987) and Jai Shiv Shankar (1990). Romance (1983), Sohni Mahiwal (1984), Teri Meherbaniyan (1985) Samundar (1986), Saveray Wali Gaadi (1986), Karma (1986), Naam (1986), Maalamaal (1988) are her other popular films.
Dhillon in 2015
|Years active||1978– present|
|Spouse(s)||Ashok Thakeria (1988–1997)|
Dhillon participated in Bigg Boss in 2009 and was seen playing the lead role of Sharda Modi in the Sony TV series Ekk Nayi Pehchaan in 2013. She has done Theater, starting with award winning " The perfect Husband " since then does many more plays - currently doing " The Perfect Wife "which has 20+ shows in Usa , Dubai etc
Director Yash Chopra noticed her and offered her a role in the film Trishul (1978) where she performed in the hit song "Gapoochi Gapoochi Gum Gum" with co-star Sachin Pilgaonkar. Chopra then gave her the title role in Noorie (1979), which he produced. For this, Dhillon was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress.
Subsequently, she did about 90 films in Hindi, including Sohni Mahiwal, Red Rose, Teri Kasam, Dard, Nishana, Yeh Vaada Raha, Samunder, Romance, Kasam, and Sitamgar. She was often paired with Rajesh Khanna and together, they performed in Dard, Nishaan, Zamana, Awam, Red Rose (1980 film) and Jai Shiv Shankar. She featured in six films opposite Rajesh Khanna. She did a cameo in Judaai as a favour to producer Boney Kapoor after Juhi Chawla dropped out.
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. 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.
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.
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. Poonam attended Carmel Convent in Chandigarh for schooling and did her graduation after joining films at age 16. In 2013, she was pursuing an MBA in International Business.
Activism and Politics
She has been a prominent speaker at the SAARC business summits in Kathmandu and Delhi and was appointed cultural ambassador. She was also a speaker at the MINDMINE event. 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.
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.
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.
Dhillon joined the Bhartiya Janta Party in 2004 and was appointed Vice President of the Mumbai unit of the party in 2019.
|2019||Jai Mummy Di||Mummy||Navjyot Gulati||Hindi|
|2014||Double Di Trouble||Pammi||Smeep Kang||Punjabi|
|2013||Ramaiya Vastavaiya||Ashwini||Prabhu Deva||Hindi|
|2011||Kunasathi Kunitari||Rekha Sahay, Nitin Jagdish||Marathi|
|2011||Miley Naa Miley Hum||Shalini S. Mehra||Tanveer Khan||Hindi|
|2009||Dil Bole Hadippa!||Yamini Singh||Anurag Singh||Hindi|
|2009||13B||Manohar's mother||Vikram Kumar||Hindi|
|2001||Ishtam||Lakshmi||Vikram Kumar, Raj Kumar||Telugu|
|1997||Judaai||Nisha (Guest appearance)||Raj Kanwar||Hindi|
|1997||Mahaanta||Shanti Kapoor||Afzal Khan||Hindi|
|1991||Jhoothi Shaan||Ganga||Ranjan Bose||Hindi|
|1991||Qurbani Rang Layegi||Poonam||Raj N. Sippy||Hindi|
|1990||Jai Shiv Shankar||S.A. Chandrasekhar||Hindi|
|1990||Amiri Garibi||Rani Narayan||Harmesh Malhotra||Hindi|
|1990||Pathar Ke Insan||Lata Rai||Shomu Mukherjee||Hindi|
|1990||Police Public||Karuna Arun Sharma||Esmayeel Shroff||Hindi|
|1989||Yuddha Kaanda||Sunita||K.V. Raju||Kannada|
|1989||Batwara||Rajendra's wife||J.P. Dutta||Hindi|
|1989||Abhimanyu||Tulsi/Miss California 'Kelly'||Tony Juneja||Hindi|
|1989||Galiyon Ka Badshah||Madhu||Sher Jung Singh||Hindi|
|1989||Hisaab Khoon Ka||Anupriya||Surendra Mohan||Hindi|
|1988||Hum Farishte Nahin||Sunita||Jatin Kumar||Hindi|
|1988||Maalamaal||Poonam Malhotra||Kewal Sharma||Hindi|
|1988||Sone Pe Suhaaga||Shraddha||K. Bapaiah||Hindi|
|1987||Himmat Aur Mehanat||Sharda||K. Bapaiah||Hindi|
|1987||Awam||Sushma||Baldev Raj Chopra||Hindi|
|1987||Mard Ki Zabaan||Lata||K. Bapaiah||Hindi|
|1986||Avinash||Dr. Sapna||Umesh Mehra||Hindi|
|1986||Dosti Dushmani||Lata||T. Rama Rao||Hindi|
|1986||Ek Chadar Maili Si||Raaji||Sukhwant Dhadda||Hindi|
|1986||Khel Mohabbat Ka||Lily/Shyamoli||Satish Duggal||Hindi|
|1986||Naam||Seema Rai||Mahesh Bhatt||Hindi|
|1986||Palay Khan||Zuleykha Khan||Ashim Samanta||Hindi|
|1986||Saveray Wali Gaadi||Jyoti||Bharathiraaja||Hindi|
|1985||Bepanaah||Radha Malhotra||Jagdish Sidana||Hindi|
|1985||Geraftaar||Anuradha Saxena||Prayag Raaj||Hindi|
|1985||Kabhi Ajnabi The||Asha||Vijay Singh||Hindi|
|1985||Shiva Ka Insaaf||Nisha||Raj N. Sippy||Hindi|
|1985||Sitamgar||Nisha Nath||Raj N. Sippy||Hindi|
|1985||Tawaif||Kaynat Mirza||B.R. Chopra||Hindi|
|1985||Teri Meherbaniyan||Bijli||Vijay Reddy||Hindi|
|1984||John Jani Janardhan||Cheryl J. Mendez||T. Rama Rao||Hindi|
|1984||Sohni Mahiwal||Sohni||Umesh Mehra, Latif Faiziyev||Hindi|
|1984||Yaadgar||Naina 'Naini'||Dasari Narayana Rao||Hindi|
|1983||Qayamat||Sudha||Raj N. Sippy||Hindi|
|1982||Aapas Ki Baat||Kajal Srivastava||Harmesh Malhotra||Hindi|
|1982||Sawaal||Sonia D. Mehta||Ramesh Talwar||Hindi|
|1982||Teri Kasam||Dolly||A. C. Tirulokchandar||Hindi|
|1982||Yeh To Kamaal Ho Gaya||Priya Singh||T. Rama Rao||Hindi|
|1982||Yeh Vaada Raha||Sunita Sikkan/Sonu||Kapil Kapoor||Hindi|
|1981||Baseraa||Sarita Sethi||Ramesh Talwar||Hindi|
|1981||Dard||Poonam Bhargav||Ambrish Sangal||Hindi|
|1981||Main Aur Mera Haathi||Julie||R. Thiagaraj||Hindi|
|1980||Red Rose||Sharda||Bharathi Raja||Hindi|
|1980||Biwi-O-Biwi||Asha M. Singh||Rahul Rawail||Hindi|
|1980||Nishana||Kavitha||K. Raghavendra Rao||Hindi|
|1979||Kaala Patthar||Raghunath's daughter||Yash Chopra||Hindi|
|1979||Noorie||Noorie Nabi||Manmohan Krishna||Hindi|
|1978||Trishul||Babli/Kusum Gupta||Yash Chopra||Hindi|
|1995||Andaz||Pooja||Zee TV||Co-stars Sudesh Berry|
|2002||Chusth Durusth||Host||Zee TV|
|2002||Kittie Party||Manju||Zee TV|
|2005||Showbiz India (Celebrity Profile)||Herself|
|2009||Bigg Boss 3||Contestant||Colors TV||Second runner-up|
|2013 - 2014||Ekk Nayi Pehchaan||Sharda||Sony TV|
|2014||Comedy Nights with Kapil||Guest||Colors TV||With Dharmendra|
|2016||Santoshi Maa||Herself / Narrator||Life OK|
|2018||Dil Hi Toh Hai||Mamta Noon||Sony TV|
|2018||Pratigya - Stand For a Cause||Host||India News|
|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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