Pooja Bhatt: The actress who dared to push the envelope in the 90s

Feb 24, 2018, 18:35 IST
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    Pooja Bhatt shared this picture on frequent co-star Rahul Roy's birthday. She captioned it, "Happy Birthday Roy boy! With all that shared history,hits and flops,how can I still love you not? (sic)." Pooja and Rahul starred in offbeat films like Junoon and Phir Teri Kahaani Yaad Aayi which were quite ahead of time. Pics courtesy/ Pooja Bhatt's Instagram

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    Pooja Bhatt shared this old picture of her first outdoor shoot by photographer Sumeet Chopra. Interestingly, he was assisted by Dabboo Ratnani

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    A collage of the many photoshoots that Pooja Bhatt participated in when she was a leading actress in the 1990s

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    Pooja Bhatt during a photo shoot with Gautam Rajadhyaksha and Mickey Contractor in the 1990s

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    A 17-year-old Pooja Bhatt dubbing for her debut film Daddy in 1989 Aradhana sound service

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    Pooja Bhatt has made a name for herself not only as a fine actress but also as a successful filmmaker. Pics/Her official Instagram handle

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    Pooja Bhatt, the daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and Kiran Bhatt was born on 24th February, 1972. Being from a film background, Bollywood was always in Pooja's veins. She began her acting career at the age of 17 with the TV film 'Daddy'

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    Daddy which released in 1991 was directed by Pooja Bhatt's father Mahesh Bhatt. The film was lauded by audiences and critics alike

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    Pooja Bhatt won the New Face of the Year Award for her first film itself

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    Pooja Bhatt did films like Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahin, Sadak, Prem Deewane and Jaanam after this

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    Pooja Bhatt posted this still of herself from the sets of Tamanna, a critically acclaimed 1997 film that she starred in and produced, which had Paresh Rawal essaying a eunuch

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    Pooja Bhatt ventured into film production in 1998. She and uncle Mukesh Bhatt co-produced Dushman starring Kajol, Sanjay Dutt and Ashutosh Rana

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    When Sanjay Dutt posted a poster of himself and Pooja Bhatt from the film Sadak on the film clocking 26 years, an ecstatic Pooja reposted the same

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    Pooja Bhatt made her directorial debut in 2003 with the film Paap starring John Abraham and Udita Goswami

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    Pooja Bhatt known as quite bold and ahead of her time when it comes to acting now prefers to stay behind the camera

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    Pooja Bhatt still grabs headlines for her bold and outspoken attitude

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    Pooja Bhatt was last seen on screen in the film Everybody Says I'm Fine. This English-language film was quite popular in the film festival circuit

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    Pooja Bhatt's 1997 film Tamanna directed by dad Mahesh Bhatt won the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues

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    Pooja Bhatt with friend and fashion designer Ana Singh at a party in the 1990s

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    A candid image of Pooja Bhatt and Sanjay Dutt from the 1990s

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    Pooja Bhatt and Akshaye Khanna in a still from the 1997 film Border

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    Pooja Bhatt loves travelling and photography and regularly shares images on social media

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    Pooja Bhatt and sister Alia Bhatt are quite close. Alia has often cited Pooja as her inspiration

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    Pooja Bhatt is quite fond of her pet cats and constantly shares images of them on her Instagram account

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    Pooja Bhatt last made the film Cabaret starring Richa Chadha in 2016. Pooja produced the film

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    Doesn't 9-month-old Pooja Bhatt look adorable in this picture? We think so

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About The Gallery

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's daughter Pooja Bhatt made her mark not only as a tremendous actress in the 1990s by doing unconventional roles that challenged stereotypes but also courted success after entering film direction, where she made films with daring and bold themes. We look at her journey in filmdom on the occasion of her 46th birthday

 

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