Mumbai: The veteran Bollywood actress is celebrating her 53rd birthday today. She was born on 1977, in Kanpur, and earned fame after winning Femina Miss India crown. It is said about her beauty that the ace filmmaker Yash Chopra decided to feature Poonam in his film, right after looking at her picture on a magazine.
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No interview, nothing, he signed her right off the bat. However, the newly crowned Miss India had turned down the offer, but later she had agreed to star in film ‘Trishool’. That decision opened new gates for her career opportunities and stardom.
The debuted actress ‘Poonam Dhillon’ with ‘Trishool’ soon started starring with many actors. But her pair was mostly appreciated with Rajesh Khanna. She starred in dozens of films after debuting, such films were Dana Ke Nishan (1983, Dard, (1991), Aawam (1987), Jay Shiv Shankar (1990), Red Rose (1980), Jamana (1985) etc.
She married Ashok Thakaria in 1988. They both met each other through a common male friend. Ashok fell in love with Poonam at the first sight. He had spoken his heart feeling to Poonam, and then kept sending flowers every day to her home till the actress agreed to marry. After the marriage, she had stopped making films to a certain extent.
Then, they decided to have a family. Presently, they have two children, one son and one daughter. Anmol & Ploma are the names of their kids. Due to some contradictions in their relationship, they had divorced in the year 1997. As of the present, the son Anmol is 21 years old, studying in USA; the daughter Ploma studying in a school in Mumbai.
She took a 5 year break from filmy career after ‘Virodhi’ released in 1992. After having a settled family, she had again made a strong comeback with Judai in 1997. The former Miss India, then also starred in small screen serials and reality shows like Aandaj, Kity Party and Bigg Boss 3. Her television journey did not stop there, she had featured in show ‘Nai Pehchan’ (2013-14).
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