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She was crowned as the second runner-up at the Miss Universe India 2010 competition.
She made her debut in Tamil film Mysskin's Mugamoodi (2012).
She made her Telugu film debut alongside Naga Chaitanya in Oka Laila Kosam.
Pooja Hegde was born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra in a Tulu-speaking Bunt family.
She is fluent in Kannada, English, Hindi, Tulu and Tamil
She went to M. M. K. College, where she regularly participated in dance and fashion shows.
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She also has an elder brother Rishabh Hegde, who is an orthopaedic surgeon