Poonam Pandey is an Indian model and film actress, known for her works in Bollywood and Telugu cinema.She began her career as a model.She became one of the Top nine contestants of Gladrags – 2010, and appeared on the cover page of the fashion magazine.She shot for 29 calendars for the year 2011, including the Gladrags Calendar. She was featured in Kingfisher Calendar 2012.
In 2013, she was the female lead of the film Nasha, a teacher who ends up having a sexual relationship with one of her students. While Rediff stated that she “excels as a seductress” in the role, the Mumbai Mirror stated she “does not play seductresses but a proper, responsible drama teacher” and that “Pandey makes an effort but isn’t quite there”.
The posters for the film, which featured her “clad in nothing, but two placards tactfully placed to cover her body”, angered people and a group of protestors tore the posters and set them on fire on 20 July 2013 in Mumbai. The general secretary of Shiv Sena Chitrapat has objected to Pandey’s skin showing in the advertisements, saying, “We find the poster highly vulgar and derogatory and won’t allow such hoardings.”In March, 2014, she has signed a film which will be directed by Sameer Sharma. She has signed to star in the planned sequel, Nasha as Anita. She will essay the role of Princess Anandita(a negative character)in Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat which airs on Colors TV Monday to Friday at the time slot 9 to 9:30 pm .This show is a quite successful show whose lead in Mohit Raina who plays the role of Ashoka.