Poonam Jhawer (born 14 August 1976) is an Indian model, Bollywood film maker, singer and actress. She started her Bollywood career with the blockbuster
Hindi film Mohra. Her work also includes a few successful projects in the South Indian film industry. Her latest movie is the Akshay Kumar-produced OMG:
Oh My God!
Her later work includes the 2003 film Aanch directed by Rajesh Kumar Singh starring Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal and Ayesha Jhulka. She turned producer
with this film which saw great critical acclaim and did moderate business at the box office being more popular in the northern part of India with a niche
audience. She also started her music career with the song “Sun Meri Raani” as a singer for the soundtrack of this film. Her role as Lata Thakur was one of
the film’s highlights. She has also acted in Bhuppy Lahri’s film Deewana Hoon Main Tera and The Black and White Fact.
Jhawer is active in regional cinema with roles in South Indian films to her name. She recently starred in a Marathi film called Sansarachi Maya in 2011.
Another recent project Jhawer worked on was titled 2G Radia-Tion which is based on the latest 2G Spectrum Scam. In this she plays the lead role depicting
Nira Radia. She said that playing Nira Radia is a role of a lifetime. She added that the makers of the film felt that her personality matches with that of Radia.
UK based Hiten Group produced the film with Alpesh Shah and Vijay as the directors and Matthew R Blute as the cinematographer.
Jhawer featured in Muthbhed – A Planned Encounter, starring Mukesh Tiwari and Sanjay Sharma, produced by Kumar Mangat and Suraj Bhardwaj and
directed by Suraj Bhardwaj. It was released in early 2011.
In Autumn 2012, Jhawer made her comeback in Bollywood with mega stars like Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Mithun Chakraborty, Govind Namdeo and
Mahesh Manjrekar in the hit film OMG: Oh My God!