|Date of Birth
||24 February 1972
|Place of Birth
||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Bhatt made her acting debut at age 17, in 1989 with Daddy, a TV film directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt. In the film she portrayed a soul-searching teenage girl in an estranged relationship with her alcoholic father, played by actor Anupam Kher.
Her biggest hit and her big screen debut came with a musical hit, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991) opposite Aamir Khan which was a remake of the Oscar-winning Hollywood classic "It Happened One Night." Pooja received the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for the film. Another hit movie of Bhatt was Sadak (1991),
Her most well-known films in the 1990s included, Sadak (1991), opposite Sanjay Dutt, Junoon, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991), Sir (1993), Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee (1993), Naaraaz (1994), Hum Dono (1995), Tamanna (1997), a super-hit and multi-starrer Border (1997) and Zakhm (1998). Her most notable film though in the 1990s was Chaahat (1996) where she starred along side Shahrukh Khan, Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher. Pooja Bhatt has acted in popular hit regional Indian films.
Her last film appearance was in Everybody Says I'm Fine! in 2001. She has since focused on producing and directing. She made her directorial debut with Paap in 2004, starring John Abraham and Udita Goswami. Since then, she has made three more directorial ventures, Holiday (2006), Dhokha (2007) and Kajraare (2010).