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!
Poonam Jhawer was born on 14 August 1976 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She was born into a business class family. Her mother Poojashree is a Hindi poetess who has written many books and done a lot of live Kavi sammelan. Her family is originally from Rajasthan, India. Jhawer completed her schooling and college education in Mumbai.
Jhawer started her career as a fashion model doing various assignments for brands like Killer Jeans, Dove soap, Paneri sarees and dress materials etc. She also appeared on the cover of Debonair Magazine in 1995.
Jhawer made her debut in Bollywood in Mohra, a movie starring Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon, and Sunil Shetty. She was noticed by the film producers while doing an ad shoot which landed her the role of Priya Agnohotri, wife of Sunil Shetty’s character. Her role in the film was largely appreciated as being one of the cue points to the main story. She had also done work in a few superhit South Indian movies. Jhawer appeared in a music video for the song “Chand Sa Mukhda” by Ali Haider. She appeared in 2 beautiful songs – Na Kajre k dhar na motiyo singar phir bhi kitni sundar ho (movie Mohra) & Kal Chaudhvin Ki Raat thi (movie – Jiyaala).
Jhawer started to appear in music videos early in her career though it was not until 2003 when she started taking singing as something more than a hobby with her first solo for her home production Aanch.
Jhawer has 9 music videos and 3 music albums to her name titled “Poo4u”, “Take Me Home Baby”, “Poo Kya Jalwa”.