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Pooja Umashankar (Pooja Gauthami Umashankar) was born on 25 June, 1981 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, is a Model, Actress. Discover Pooja Umashankar's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 39 years old?

Popular As Pooja Gauthami Umashankar
Occupation Model, Actress
Age 40 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born 25 June 1981
Birthday 25 June
Birthplace Colombo, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lanka

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Pooja Umashankar Height, Weight & Measurements

At 40 years old, Pooja Umashankar height is 160 cm .

Physical Status
Height 160 cm
Weight Not Available
Body Measurements Not Available
Eye Color Not Available
Hair Color Not Available

Who Is Pooja Umashankar's Husband?

Her husband is Prashan David Vedhakan (m. 2016)

Parents Not Available
Husband Prashan David Vedhakan (m. 2016)
Sibling Not Available
Children Not Available

Pooja Umashankar Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Pooja Umashankar worth at the age of 40 years old? Pooja Umashankar’s income source is mostly from being a successful Model. She is from Sri Lanka. We have estimated Pooja Umashankar's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
House Not Available
Cars Not Available
Source of Income Model

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10.Slim Nielsen people's awards 2020 Youth Choice Actress Of the year


9. Slim Nielsen people's awards 2019 Youth Choice Actress Of the year


7. Sarasaviya Awards Best Actress Award for Sarigama 2018

8. Hiru Golden Film Awards Most Popular Actress 2018 for Paththini


In 2016, Pooja married a Sri Lankan Tamil business man, Prashan D. Vethakan, in a low-key ceremony, with close family in attendance.

2. Slim Nielsen People's Awards Most Popular Actress Award 2016

3. Derana Film Awards Most Popular Actress Award for Paththini 2016

4. Social Media Awards Most Popular Social Media Icon Of the Year 2016

5. Signees Salutation Merit Award for Paththini and Sarigama 2016


8. Norway Tamil Film Festival Best Actress For Vidiyum Mun 2013

9. Vikatan Awards Best Actress For Vidiyum Mun 2013

10. Behindwood Gold Medals Best Actress For Vidiyum Mun 2013


1. Derana Film Awards Most Popular Actress for Kusa Paba 2012


Pooja has been a part of a short film titled Mirage that was shot in September 2011. She says, her good friend Abhishek Venkteswar asked for her participation in this short film. The film was screened in various short film festivals in India and The West Midlands International film festival in UK, fetching accolades for the film and Pooja's performance. When she was shooting for Mirage, she also starred in Smoking kills a short film made by University students as a student welfare initiative.


3. Filmfare Award Best Actress Award For Naan Kadavul 2009

4. Tamil Nadu State Film Awards Best Actress For Naan Kadavul 2009

5. Vijay Awards Best Actress Award For Naan Kadavul 2009

6. World Malayalee Council Awards Best Actress For Naan Kadavul 2009


Pooja Gauthami Umashankar, mononymously known as Pooja, is an Indian-Sri Lankan film actress, who has appeared in Tamil films as well as Sinhalese, Malayalam and amateur films. Following a series of successful commercial ventures, Bala's Naan Kadavul saw Pooja's performance as a blind beggar praised by the critics, securing major awards, including the South Filmfare, Hiru golden Film awards ( Most popular actress ) and Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. She simultaneously worked in Sinhalese cinema and was part of several successful films like Anjalika (2006), Asai Man Piyabanna (2007), Suwanda Denuna Jeewithe (2010) and Kusa Pabha (2012), thus establishing herself as one of the leading actresses of Sinhalese cinema.


She became a sensation in Sri Lankan film industry and a household name after the success of Anjalika (2005) and Asai Man Piyambanna (2007). She then on went to appear in several blockbusters in Sinhalese cinema and rose to high popularity. Her big budget film Kusa Pabha released in early 2012 and became the highest grosser ever in the history of Sri Lankan film industry. Critics praised Pooja for her role of Pabawathi.


Pooja was introduced by a friend of her to cinematographer-turned-director Jeeva, who signed her for the role of Anglo-Indian girl in his Tamil venture Ullam Ketkumae. Pooja said that at that time she planned to finish that film and return to her original job and did not take an acting career into consideration. She stated: "I said to myself I'd act in just this film, see what it's like, make good use of the money and get back to studying". She was soon offered a role opposite R. Madhavan, which she could not decline and made her rethink her decision. Ullam Ketkumae's massive delay meant that her second film, the romantic comedy Jay Jay (2004), directed by Saran, became her first official release. Pooja received favorable reviews for her performance in Jay Jay; G. Ulaganathan from Deccan Herald wrote: "Spirited, lively, Pooja's sparkling eyes and smile do leave an impression". Similarly a critic from noted: "[A]mong the two new heroines, it is Pooja who scores with her good performance and dances..." She next played the romantic interest of Ajith Kumar in another Saran film, Attahasam, which, in spite of mixed critical response, went on to become a financial success. Pooja, too, met with criticism, with critics citing that she had "only limited role" and was "wasted [...] in an insignificant and half-baked role". Pooja's subsequent release happened to be Ullam Ketkumae that featured her in one of the five leading roles alongside Shaam, Laila, Arya and Asin. The film fetched positive remarks and emerged as a sleeper hit. She went to appear in commercial Tamil films such as Thambi and Pori. In 2007, Pooja also appeared in a Malayalam film, Panthaya Kozhi, before landing the lead female role in Bala's Naan Kadavul. Her portrayal of Hamshavalli, a blind beggar, was critically appreciated and earned her several accolades, including the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil and Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Female Character Artiste. Following Naan Kadavul, Pooja went on a sabbatical, appeared just in cameo roles in TN-07 AL 4777, Drohi and the Telugu film Orange.

2. All India Radio Awards Most Popular Newcomer Award For Attagasam 2004


1. Amurtha Surabi Best Newcomer Award For Jay Jay 2003