Pooja Gandhi (conceived Sanjana Gandhi in 1983) is an Indian entertainer, who chiefly works in Kannada, Hindiand Tamil movies. In the wake of featuring in the financially effective 2006 film Mungaru Male, she became quite possibly of the most well known and most generously compensated entertainer in Kannada film and furthermore the beneficiary of a few honors, including a privileged doctorate. Gandhi is prominently alluded to as Male Hudugi (Downpour Young lady) in the media and Kannada entertainment world. Gandhi has acted in north of five dialects and 50 movies in 10 years. The Banglore Times put her in the rundown of “25 Most Helpful Ladies of 2012”. Gandhi made her acting presentation in 2001 with the Hindi film Khatron Ke Khiladi inverse Raj Babbar. From that point forward, she has played lead jobs in financially effective movies like Mungaru Male (2006), Milana(2007), Krishna (2007), Taj Mahal (2008), Budhivanta (2008), Anu (2009), Gokula (2009), Dandupalya(2012), Dandupalya 2 (2017) and Dandupalya 3 (2018). Following the progress of a progression of movies, she laid down a good foundation for herself as one of the main entertainers of Kannada film.
In 2016, Gandhi got a privileged doctorate grant by the Overseeing Chamber of Confederation of Global Authorization Commission (CIAC) in association with KEISIE Worldwide College – South Korea, for her commitment to the Kannada entertainment world. She turned into an individual from the Janata Dal (Common) party in 2012, preceding joining the KJP party, and later, the BSR Congress party. She challenged the Karnataka gathering races from Raichur electorate, yet neglected to win a seat.
Early years and personal life
Gandhi was brought into the world in Meerut and raised in Delhi into a customary Punjabi family. Her dad, Pawan Gandhi, is a financial specialist and her mom, Jyothi Gandhi, is a housewife. She learned at Sophia Cloister and Dewan State funded School in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. She has two more youthful sisters – Radhika Gandhi, who is likewise an entertainer in Kannada films, and Suhani Gandhi, a tennis player. Gandhi began her vocation as a model by acting in promotions and TV series with Awaz (a revamp of Lost in Hindi language) and a sequential Zameen Se Aassman Tak, coordinated by Aruna Irani. Gandhi got taken part in November 2012 with industrialist Anand Gowda yet cut off the friendship the next month.
Gandhi began her vocation by acting in television cleansers, beginning with Zameen Se Aassman Tak coordinated by Aruna Irani. She made her acting presentation at 18 years old in the Hindi film Khatron Ke Khiladi delivered in 2001. Later showed up in Bengali film Tomake Salam in 2003, she moved toward the South Indian entertainment world with the Tamil film Kokki (2006). The film procured moderate surveys and had a fruitful run in the cinema world.
Initial success and fame in Kannada (2006–08)
Gandhi debut in the Kannada entertainment world was with Mungaru Male, The film was the first in Quite a while for any language to be evaluated for consistently one year in a multiplex, and eventually ran north of 865-days in Karnataka. What’s more, it was gathered over ₹75 crore in the course of its life dramatic run at Indian film industry. It went to become most noteworthy netting South Indian film during its season of delivery. Gandhi has gotten adulation for her personality in the film as Nandini. That’s what indicine.com’scritic states “Sanjana makes a sure introduction”. She then, at that point, acted in the film Milana with Puneeth Rajkumar, upon dramatic delivery on 14 September 2007, the film saw business achievement and finished a 500-day run in theaters. Later the film was named into Malayalam as Ishtam Enikkishtam. Around the same time Gandhi acted in Krishna film with her Mungaru male co-star Ganesh, it was the monetary hit in the cinematic world by finishing 100-days. It set apart as the second back to back hit of the Ganesh and Gandhi pair after Mungaru Male. The Krishna denoted her full go-around 100-days film in her profession in Kannada entertainment world.
In 2008, she featured in the monetarily effective Kannada language film Taj Mahal with Ajay Rao, which ran more than 200 days in several focuses of Karnataka. She was named for a Filmfare Best Entertainer Grant, while Sify’s faultfinder composed that “Pooja Gandhi looks pretty and has worked effectively. rediff.com manager Vijaysarathy claims that “Pooja Gandhi looks staggering and has endeavored to give areas of strength for a”. Her next film was Budhivanta close by Upendra. It turned into the most elevated netting Kannada film of 2008 and finished 100-days in principal habitats of Karnataka.
Series of commercial failures (2009–2011)
Gandhi proceeded to act in more than dozen of movies in a few dialects including Kannada entertainment world, the majority of them proceeded to turn out to be financially un-fruitful in the cinematic world. In 2010, Gandhi made her Telugu debut through the Mukkanti film inverse Nandamuri Taraka Ratna, alongside Poorna. Which proceeded to turn into a monetary disappointment in the cinematic world. In 2011, she acted her second film in Hindi with I’m, along with Juhi Chawla. “I’m” got mostly sure surveys from pundits and crowd upon the dramatic delivery. The Hours of India referred to it as “a significant and insightful film” and The Film Road Diary named it “a should watch”. In 2012 I Am won the Public Honor for Best Hindi Film and Best Verses.
Critical acclaim and box office success (2012–18)
In 2012, Gandhi got back in the saddle through the female arranged film Dandupalya, which proceeded to become one of the greatest earning movies of Kannada industry and finished 100 days dramatic spat both Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Furthermore, it gathered over ₹40 crore against financial plan of ₹3 crore. Gandhi got Filmfare Grant for Best Kannada Entertainer and Suvarna Fimfare Grant for Best Entertainer for her presentation in Dandupalya. The film was named in Telugu and delivered as Dandupalyam. It was generally welcomed in Andhra Pradesh. A Tamildub named Karimedu was created by Rama Narayanan’s Sri Thenandal Movies and delivered on 24 May 2013 to basic recognition. it was hit in Tamil Nadu. The film was named in Malayalam and was named as Kuruthikalam. Pundits stored acclaim on Gandhi for her presentation. Rediff.com guaranteed that she was “leaves with acting distinctions. She is a shocker with her vain looks sans cosmetics all through the film and she plays experienced her part extraordinarily well.” while DNA’s faultfinder composed that “watchers shouldn’t pass up Pooja’s exhibition.” Business Standard’s faultfinder expressed that “Pooja Gandhi as the head of the pack is splendid and very positive about her job. While some might pigeonhole her presentation as modest and unpleasant, I accept it takes guts for an ordinary courageous woman to shed her picture and consent to have such a coarse influence. She certainly merits extraordinary notice for demonstrating prosaisms wrong.”The Seasons of India’s faultfinder expressed that “Pooja Gandhi leaves with full distinctions.”
In 2013, Gandhi made her presentation in Malayalam film with Maad Father (2013) along with Lal and Meghana Raj. Then, at that point, she turns out to be Thing number for the Mata popularity Guruprasad’s coordinated Kannada movie Chief’s Exceptional (2013). As per sources said that Gandhi had dismissed a solicitation to do a unique tune in Devarane movie, following days Pooja acknowledged this proposition simply because chief Guruprasad composed this melody remembering me. That makes it unique, she shows up in the melody as Chanchal Champakali. In 2015, she featured and delivered a film Abhinetri, likewise she presented as Maker.
Gandhi joined the Janata Dal (Common) (JDS) party on 18 January 2012. She then, at that point, joined momentarily the KJP, however she at last challenged the 2013 Karnataka Regulative Gathering decisions from Raichur on a BSR Congress ticket. This first endeavor at public office demonstrated fruitless.
Gandhi and Gandhi’s film Dandupalya, scrutinized by gathering Bahujan Samaj Horata Samiti for her dubious scene in this film, who guaranteed that its substance was hostile. They protested the film’s depiction of ladies. Further contention followed when it was uncovered that entertainer Pooja Gandhi would seem topless in the film. After the arrival of the film, Ambedkar Kranthi Sena activists showed in Bengaluru against the film’s “glorification of hostile to social exercises”.
“According to the dictionary, nudity means that you are not covered with a single item of clothing from head to toe. But in this scene, I have worn a sari and I am trying to cover my body, except for my back”.
says Gandhi about her controversial scene in the film.