Pooja Bhatt Biography, Age, Height, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Wiki & More

Pooja Bhatt was born on Thursday, 24 February 1972 (age 51 years; as of 2023) in Mumbai. Pooja Bhatt is a director, actress, voice-over, model and Indian filmmaker. She is the eldest Daughter of Indian director Mahesh Bhatt. Her Zodiac sign is Taurus. She did her schooling at A F Petit Girls High School, Mumbai.

Pooja Bhatt Biography, Age, Height, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Wiki & More

Who is Pooja Bhatt?

Pooja Bhatt is an Indian director, actor, filmmaker, and former model. She is the eldest daughter of the famous Indian filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt.

Pooja Bhatt Biography & More

Full NamePooja Mahesh Bhatt
NicknameBhoot Bhatt
Profession(s)Director, Actor, Filmmaker, and Former model
Date of Birth24 February 1972 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023)51 Years
Zodiac signTaurus
Ethnicity1. From her father’s side – Half-Gujarati and Half- Muslim
2. From her mother’s side – Scottish, Burmese, Armenian, and English
AddressPooja Bhatt, 601, Kyle More Apartments, Behind Mehboob Studios, Bandra (W) Mumbai 400050
Relationships & More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/BoyfriendsAamir Khan (Rumoured; Actor), Sohail Khan (Actor), Fardeen Khan (Rumoured; Actor), Bobby Deol (Rumoured; Actor), Suneel Darshan (Rumoured; Filmmaker), Deepak Malhotra (Rumoured; Actor), Aditya Pancholi (Rumoured; Actor), Ranvir Shorey (Live-In Partner; Actor), Munish Makhija (VJ)

Note: In an interview with the Stardust magazine in 1995, she revealed that she was in a relationship with Sohail Khan and was planning to get married to him.
Marriage DateYear 2003 (Divorced in 2014)
Husband/SpouseMunish Makhija (ex-husband)
ParentsFather- Mahesh Bhatt (Director, Producer, and Screenwriter)
Mother- Kiran Bhatt (Changed from Loraine Bright post marriage)
Step- Mother- Soni Razdan (Actor)
SiblingsBrother- Rahul Bhatt (Fitness Trainer)
Half-Sister(s)-2 – Alia Bhatt (Actress), Shaheen Bhatt (Writer)
Education & Qualification
SchoolA F Petit Girls High School, Mumbai
College/UniversityNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 155 cm
in meters- 1.55 m
in feet & inches- 5’1″
WeightNot Known
Figure MeasurmentNot Known
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBrown


Pooja Mahesh Bhatt is half-Gujarati and half-Muslim from her father’s side, and her mother has multiple ethnicities including Scottish, Burmese, Armenian, English.

Parents & Siblings

Her father, Mahesh Bhatt, is a famous Indian director, producer, and screenwriter. Her mother’s name is Kiran Bhatt, who changed her name from Loraine Bright to Kiran Bhatt post her marriage to Mahesh Bhatt. Her biological brother, Rahul Bhatt, is an Indian fitness trainer and actor.

After getting separated from Pooja’s mother, Mahesh Bhatt got married to British actress and film director Soni Razdan. Pooja has two step-sisters Alia Bhatt and Shaheen Bhatt from Soni Razdan and Mahesh Bhatt.

The famous Indian actor Emraan Hashmi and the Indian film director Mohit Suri are her cousins. Mohit Suri’s mother is Mahesh Bhatt’s real sister, and thus Mahesh Bhatt is his uncle, and Emraan Hashmi is his cousin Anwar Hashmi’s son, and thus his nephew.

Pooja Bhatt Relationships & Affairs

Pooja Bhatt’s name had previously been associated with a number of well-known Indian actors, including Aamir Khan, Sohail Khan, Fardeen Khan, Bobby Deol, Suneel Darshan, Deepak Malhotra, and Aditya Pancholi. Later, there were speculations that she was engaged to Indian actor Ranvir Shorey, with whom she had a live-in relationship. The pair eventually split up because of an abusive relationship. In 2003, she married her longtime partner, Munish Makhija, a VJ and businessman. The couple filed for divorce roughly 11 years into their marriage. She also revealed her relationship with Sohail Khan in 1995, saying that they are planning to get married.

Pooja Bhatt Career


At the age of 17, Bhatt made her acting debut in movie ‘Daddy’, directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt. She portrays a troubled adolescent in the movie who was estranged from her alcoholic father, played by actor Anupam Kher. Her biggest solo success and big-screen debut came with the 1991 smash blackbuster musical ‘Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin’, an adoptation of the Academy Award-winning ‘It Happened One Night’.

Her most well-known films from the 1990s include Sadak (1991), in which she starred alongside Sanjay Dutt; Junoon, Jaanam, and Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee (1993) alongside Rahul Roy; Sir (1993) and Guneghar (1995) alongside Atul Agnihotri, Tadipaar (1993) and Naaraaz (1994) apposite Mithun Chakraborty, Hum Dono opposite Rishi Kapoor; Angrakshak opposite Sunny Deol (1995), Chaahat opposite Shah Rukh Khan (1996), Tamanna (1997), the super-hit and multi-starrer Border (1997) and Zakhm (1998), opposite Ajay Devgan.


Her last role was in the 2001 release ‘Everybody Says I’m Fine’ in the English language. She concentrated on producing and directing from 2003 to 2012. With the 2004 film Paap, starring John Abraham and Udita Goswami, she made her directorial debut. Since then, she has directed four other films: Jism 2 (2012), Holiday (2006), Dhokha (2007), and Kajraare.

With the release of the blockbuster 1991 film’s sequel, Sadak 2, Bhatt made a comeback to acting in 2020. With this movie, her father made a comeback as a director after 20 years. In the Netflix series Bombay Begums, Bhatt made her web series debut in 2021, which also stared Plabita Borthakur, Amruta Subhash, Shahana Goswami, Aadhya Anand, and Rahul Bose.

Pooja Bhatt Net Worth

Pooja is an Indian Movie Actress who has a net worth of $5 million at the age of 51. Pooja Bhatt’s income source is mostly from being a successful Movie Actress. She is from Mumbai, India. Daughter of acclaimed Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt and star of several popular Bollywood films. She also forged a successful career as a producer, director, and production designer. On-Net Worth Stats, Pooja Bhatt is a member of movie actresses and popular celebrities.

Net Worth in 2023 (approx)$5 Million
Net Worth in 2022 (approx)$950 thousand
Annual SalaryNot Known
Income SourceActress, Producer, Director

Pooja Bhatt Controversies

Pooja Bhatt was associated with many controversies in her film career, but one of her most highlighted controversies was with her father Mahesh Bhatt. Her photo with her father was published in a magazine, which met with harsh criticism. They both were seen lip-kissing in the picture, and Mahesh Bhatt later made a divisive comment that if Pooja wasn’t her daughter, he would love to marry her, which made the backlash more extreme. Pooja Bhatt was once in the headlines after she posed naked, with only paint on her body for a fashion magazine when she was 24 years old. Her photo shoot at the time sparked a significant uproar among the public and media.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Pooja Bhatt

  • Does Pooja Bhatt smoke?: Reportedly, she started smoking at the age of 23, and in an Instagram post in 2018, she uploaded a post on quitting smoking.
  • Does Pooja Bhatt drink alcohol?: At the age of 16, she started drinking alcohol, and soon, she became an alcoholic. In December 2017, she quit drinking after undergoing rehab.
  • Pooja Bhatt is an Indian actor, filmmaker, producer, and former model.
  • She is the eldest daughter of the popular Indian director Mahesh Bhatt.
  • She wanted to become an astronaut while she was in school.
  • While she was a teenager, her uncle Mukesh Bhatt offered her a role in a film, she refused to work in films as her that time boyfriend did not want her to do so.
  • She has been featured on the cover page of various renowned magazines.
  • She gained immense popularity with the Hindi film ‘Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahin’ (1991) starring the famous Indian actor Aamir Khan.
  • In 1993, she recorded an English rap song “Just For Today” for the Indian music director and singer Daboo Malik.
  • Pooja Bhatt has also hosted the Hindi TV show ‘Mere Saath Chal’ in 1996.
  • In 1996, she started her film production company ‘Pooja Bhatt Productions’ and produced films such as ‘Holiday’ (2006), ‘Dhokha’ (2007), and ‘Kajraare’ (2010).
  • As a production designer, she has worked in Hindi film like ‘Jism’ (2003) and ‘Paap’ (2003).
  • She then took a break from acting in 2001, and after almost eight years, she acted in the Hindi film ‘Sanam Teri Kasam.’
  • She has also acted in the Hindi documentary ‘Sunset Bollywood’ in 2005.


What is the relation between Pooja and Alia Bhatt?

On her father’s side, Bhatt is of predominately Gujarati descent and on her mother’s side, she is of English, Scottish, Armenian, and Burmese ancestry. She is the step-daughter of Soni Razdan. She has a brotherr, Rahul Bhatt and half-sisters Shaheen and Alia Bhatt. Her cousins are Hitarth Bhatt and Emraan Hasmi.

Who is Pooja’s mother?

Kiran Bhatt

What is the age of Pooja?

51 years (24 February 1972)

Who is the father of Pooja Bhatt?

Mahesh Bhatt

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