Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Shubha Poonja is an Indian actress and former model. She mostly appeared in Tamil and Kannada films. She is best known for her role in the movie Moggina Manasu for which she received Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada.
Shubha Poonja, a Mangalorean descent from Tuluva community by birth, brought up in Bangalore, studied in Carmel Convent School, Jayanagar in Bangalore, before she started modelling, appearing in various television ads. Meanwhile, she took part at a beauty contest in Chennai, where she won the “Miss Chennai-Top Model 2003” title.Subsequently, she entered the Tamil film industry, after K. S. Vasanthakumar, director of the Tamil film Machi approached her to enact the lead female role in the film, having seen her photos. After starring in the Tamil films Thirudiya Idhayathai and Shanmuga in the following months, which all proved to be very unsuccessful at the box-office, failed to attract people and hence, went totally unnoticed, she got to enter the Kannada film industry with the 2006 film Jackpot. Afterwards, she appeared in several Kannada films, including Chanda, Moggina Manasu and Slum Bala and was able to make her mark there, with people beginning to take notice of her. Lately, she appeared in Anjadiru, the Kannada remake of the 2008 Tamil hit film Anjaathe, and in Thakath.
|Oru Ponnu Oru Paiyan||Tamil||Shubha|
|2008||Moggina Manasu||Kannada||Renuka||Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada|
|Slum Bala||Kannada||Duniya Vijaya|
|2015||Kotigond Love Story||Kannada|
|2016||Tarle Nan Maklu||Kannada|
|Jai Maruthi 800||Kannada||Smitha|
|Sigandur Chowdeshwari Mahime||Kannada|
- Shubha Poonja on IMDb