Poonam Jhawer was born on August 14th, 1978 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, in a high-status business class and into a Marwari Maheshwari family. Her origin is actually from Rajasthan, but she carried out her schooling and college education in Mumbai. She began her professional career as a fashion model by doing a range of assignments for renowned brands such as Killer Jeans, Dove soap, Paneri sarees, and so on.
Her Professional Story as a Model and Actress So Far:
Initially, she started her career as an Indian model, and then soon became an actress, a singer, and even a successful Bollywood filmmaker. She began her Bollywood career with the blockbuster Hindi movie “Mohra” opposite Suniel Shetty. The movie starred Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon, Paresh Rawal, and Naseeruddin Shah in lead roles. However, one still remembers her as the star of the ‘Na Kajre Ki Dhaar‘ song from the same movie. Her role in the movie was Priya Agnihotri, wife of Suniel Shetty. Well before signing her first debut movie, she was noticed by the producers of “Mohra” when she was shooting for an ad film. Apart from Mohra, she has also worked on a couple of successful projects in the South Indian film industry, opposite Mamooti and other super stars. Her next film was Jiyala, produced by Ashfaque Ahmed Khan, directed by Tipu Khan, and scored by Altamash Khan. The song “Kal Chaudhvi Ki Raat Thi,” sung by Kumar Sanu, was a Super Hit, along with other hit songs in the film.Later on, she also starred in Bappi Lahri‘s movies “Deewana Hoon Main Tera” and “The Black and White Fact”. She also starred in a Haryanvi movie titled “Muthbhed”, A Planned Encounter, that starred Mukesh Tiwari and Sanjay Sharma. The movie was produced by Kumar Mangat and Suraj Bhardwaj and directed by Suraj Bhardwaj. Not only this, she has played an important role in Paresh Rawal’s movie “OMG! Oh My God”, sharing screen space with renowned stars like Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Mithun Chakraborty, Mahesh Manjrekar, and others. The music of the movie is composed by Himesh Reshammiya. “OMG! Oh My God” is being produced by Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, and Ashvini Yardi, under the banner of Playtime Creations, Grazing Goat Productions, and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. Her latest release was the film titled “R Rajkumar”, directed by Prabhudeva, and she has done a cameo role along with stars like SHAHID KAPUR, SONAKSHI SINHA, SONU SOOD, ASHISH VIDHYARTI and others.
As a film producer,
Her later work includes the 2003 movie ‘Aanch’, which was directed by Rajesh Kumar Singh. The movie starred Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal, and Ayesha Jhulka. She made my debut as a producer with this movie, which has achieved great critical acclaim and did good business at the box office, being more well-liked in the northern part of India. Her role as Lata Thakur in the movie was one of the best parts. Well, not only ‘Aanch’, she has also produced a Marathi movie titled ‘Sansarchi Maya‘, which was released in October 2011. Moreover, she successfully carried out the task as a Line Producer and Project Designer for the movie “Road to Sangam” that starred Paresh Rawal and Om Puri in lead roles. As a line producer, she has also released a Marathi film titled “EKA LAGNACHI GOSHT” which was awarded (Lakshabhedi Award). Her third Marathi film, “Sakhararam TUKARAM AAGLAVE”, will be going on floor soon.
Something about her singing career
She commenced her music career with her first solo song “Sun Meri Raani” as a singer for the soundtrack of her movie “Aanch”. Apart from this, she also appeared in a music video for the song “Chand SA Mukhda” by Ali Haider. She actually began taking singing as a bit more than a hobby and has 9 music videos and 3 music albums in her name titled as (1) “Poo4u” released by the music company HOUSE OF MUSIC. This album had super hit remix songs and the videos of this album like HAI SHARMAUN and LAILA MAIN LAILA were a super success on all the leading TV channels. (2) “Take Me Home Baby”. This album was released by T-SERIES and the sizzling videos of this album, TAUBA TAUBA and CHORNI RE CHORNI, were a mega success. (3) “Poo Kya Jalwa.” This album was released by VENUS.
Apart from being active in the glamour world, she is also quite active in several women’s social groups and NGO’s, doing a lot of social work with several well-known NGO’s and also actively involved in politics by doing a lot of campaigning for renowned political parties that are doing good work for the people and the nation and looking into the needs of the common man. She also took part in Anna Hazare’s campaign, declaring her support for his hunger strike to end corruption in India by supporting the Jan Lokpal Bill, and recently supported a party by doing the election campaign for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.