Pooja Umashankar Bio, Age, Height, Husand, Tamil Movies and Net Worth.

By | July 14, 2021

Pooja Umashankar Biography

Pooja Umashankar (Pooja Gauthami Umashankar) an Indian-Sri Lankan actress known for her acclaimed performances in Tamil films as Naan Kadavul and Vidiyum Munn, well as Sinhala, Malayalam, and films like Anjalika (2006), Asai Man Piyabanna (2007), Suwanda Denuna Jeewithe (2010) and Kusa Pabha (2012), thus establishing herself as one of the leading actresses of Sinhala cinema.

Pooja Umashankar Age

Pooja was born on 25 June 1981 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Pooja Umashankar Career

Pooja was introduced by a friend of her to cinematographer-turned-director Jeeva, who signed her for the role of the Anglo-Indian girl in his Tamil venture Ullam Ketkumae. Pooja said that at that time she planned to finish that film and return to her original job and did not take an acting career into consideration.

She was soon offered a role opposite R. Madhavan, which she could not decline and made her rethink her decision. Ullam Ketkumae’s massive delay meant that her second film, the romantic comedy Jay Jay (2004), directed by Saran, became her debut official release.

For her role, she received favorable reviews:

Ulaganathan from Deccan Heraldwrote: “Spirited, lively, Pooja’s sparkling eyes and smile do leave an impression”. Similarly a critic from nowrunning.com noted: “[A]mong the two new heroines, it is Pooja who scores with her good performance and dances…”

Pooja then played the romantic interest of Ajith Kumar in another Saran film, Attahasam, which, in spite of mixed critical response, went on to become a financial success. Pooja, too, met with criticism, with critics citing that she had “only limited role” and was “wasted […] in an insignificant and half-baked role”.

Pooja’s subsequent release happened to be Ullam Ketkumae that featured her in one of the five leading roles alongside Shaam, Laila, Arya, and Asin. The film fetched positive remarks and emerged as a sleeper hit. She went to appear in commercial Tamil films such as Thambi and Pori.

Pooja has also appeared in the 2007 Malayalam film, Panthaya Kozhi, before landing the lead female role in Bala’s Naan Kadavul. On-screen, Pooja was one of the judges in the popular reality dance show Aatam Paatam Kondatam opposite dance master Prasanna on Kalaignar TV, Sun TV.

Pooja Umashankar Net Worth

Umashankar has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million.

Pooja Umashankar Movies and Tv Show

  • 2003 Jay Jay
  • 2004 Attahasam
  • 2005 Ullam Ketkumae
  • 2005 Jithan
  • 2006 Anjalika
  • 2006 Pattiyal
  • 2006 Thambi
  • 2006 Thagapansamy
  • 2007 Pori
  • 2007 Panthaya Kozhi
  • 2007 Asai Man Piyabanna
  • 2007 Oram Po
  • 2007 Yahaluvo
  • 2009 Naan Kadavul
  • 2009 TN-07 AL 4777
  • 2010 Suwanda Denuna Jeewithe
  • 2010 Drohi
  • 2010 Orange
  • 2011 Smoking Kills
  • 2012 Kusa Pabha
  • 2012 Mirage
  • 2013 Vidiyum Munn
  • 2015 Kadavul Paathi Mirugam Paathi
  • 2016 Paththini
  • 2016 Sarigama

Pooja Umashankar Awards and Achievements

  • Amurtha Surabi Best Newcomer Award For Jay Jay 2003
  • .All India Radio Awards Most Popular Newcomer Award For Attagasam 2004
  • Filmfare Award Best Actress Award For Naan Kadavul 2009
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actress For Naan Kadavul 2009
  • Vijay Awards Best Actress Award For Naan Kadavul 2009
  • World Malayalee Council Awards Best Actress For Naan Kadavul 2009
  • Special Honour From Rajinikanth 2009
  • Norway Tamil Film Festival Best Actress For Vidiyum Mun 2013
  • Vikatan Awards Best Actress For Vidiyum Mun 2013
  • Behindwood Gold Medals Best Actress For Vidiyum Mun 2013
  • In Sri Lanka
  • Derana Film Awards Most Popular Actress For Kusa Paba 2012
  • Slim Nealson People’s Awards Most Popular Actress Award 2016
  • Derana Film Awards Most Popular Actress Award For Paththini 2016
  • Social Media Awards Most Popular Social Media Icon Of the Year 2016
  • Signees Salutation Merit Award For Paththini And Sarigama 2016
  • Janabhimani Honour From Sri Lanka Government
  • Sarasaviya Awards Best Actress Award For Sarigama 2018
  • Hiru Golden Film Awards Most Popular Actress 2018\

Pooja Umashankar Height and Weight

Pooja stands tall at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.60meters) and weighs 52 Kg (114 lbs).

Pooja Umashankar Education

Umashankar joined Poornaprajna (Aldur, Bangalore), Nirmala Convent School (Mysore), Baldwin’s Girls High School (Bangalore). She graduated from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore with both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in business.

Pooja Umashankar Family

Pooja was born tor Sandhya a Sri Lankan Sinhalese while her father H.R.Umashankar is an Indian Kannadiga Brahmin from Sringeri in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka and he worked at Valparai working with Hindustan Unilever Limited as a manager. Pooja can speak Kannada, Sinhala, Tamil, and English.

Pooja Umashankar Husband

Pooja is married to Prashan David Vithakan, a Sri Lankan Businessman. She was previously got engaged to model Deepak Shanmuganathan. However, the couple later split.

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