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Bigg Boss Kannada Season 8 Contestants Shubha Poonja Biography

Exploring the Journey of Actress Shubha Poonja from Kannada Cinema to Reality Television

Shubha Poonja: Journey from Silver Screen to Bigg Boss House and Beyond

Shubha Poonja

Shubha Poonja, an epitome of grace and talent, has left an indelible mark in the realm of Indian cinema. Let’s delve into the multifaceted journey of this illustrious actress, from her humble beginnings to her meteoric rise in the world of entertainment.

Early Life and Introduction to the Glamour World

Born and raised in Bangalore, Karnataka, Shubha Poonja embarked on her journey into the world of glamour at a young age. Her foray into modeling paved the way for her entry into the film industry. With her striking looks and innate acting prowess, she quickly made a name for herself in the fiercely competitive arena of showbiz.

Rising Star of Kannada Cinema

Shubha’s cinematic journey commenced in the early 2000s, and since then, there has been no looking back. With an impressive repertoire of over 50 movies spanning two decades, she has mesmerized audiences with her stellar performances. Notable among her works is her portrayal of Renuka in the critically acclaimed movie “Moggina Manasu,” which earned her the prestigious Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress in Kannada.

The Bigg Boss Experience

In 2021, Shubha Poonja stepped into the spotlight once again as a contestant on the immensely popular reality show, Bigg Boss Kannada (Season 8). Her journey in the Bigg Boss house showcased her resilience, charm, and endearing personality, winning her a legion of fans across demographics.

Venturing into Film Production

Beyond her acting prowess, Shubha has ventured into film production with her latest project, “3Devi.” This venture marks a significant milestone in her career as she takes on the role of a producer for the first time. The film has garnered widespread acclaim and accolades at international film festivals, underscoring Shubha’s creative acumen and entrepreneurial spirit.

Filmography of Shubha Poonja

Kannada Films:

  1. Jackpot (2006)
    • Role: Preethi
  2. Chanda (2007)
    • Role: Swapna
  3. Moggina Manasu (2008)
    • Role: Renuka
    • Awards: Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada
  4. Slum Bala (2008)
    • Role: Malliga
  5. Anjadiru (2009)
    • Role: Uththara
  6. Thaakath (2009)
    • Role: Bhagya (Bhageerathi)
  7. Preethi Hangama (2010)
    • Role: Geetha
  8. Naari Adda (2010)
  9. Kanteerava (2011)
    • Role: Indra
  10. Naanalla (2011)
    • Role: Bhavya
  11. Golmaal (2012)
    • Role: Preethi
  12. Parari (2013)
    • Role: Urmila
  13. Chirayu (2014)
  14. Kotigond Love Story (2015)
  15. Tarle Nan Maklu (2016)
  16. Jai Maruthi 800 (2016)
    • Role: Smitha
  17. Sigandur Chowdeshwari Mahime (2016)
  18. Meenakshi (2017)
    • Role: Meenakshi
  19. Thatan Thithi Mommagan Prastha (2017)
    • Role: Sanjana
  20. Googal (2018)
    • Role: Nandini
  21. Kelavu Dinagala Nanthara (2018)
    • Role: Priya
  22. Raja Loves Radhe (2018)
    • Role: Rukku
  23. Raambo 2 (2018)
    • Role: Herself (Cameo)
  24. Jayamahal (2019)
    • Role: Jaya
  25. Naragunda Bandaya (2020)
  26. Beera (2021)
    • Role: Shuba
  27. Rhymes (2022)
  28. Ambuja (2023)
    • Role: Nandini

Tamil Films:

  1. Machi (2004)
    • Role: Rakshita
  2. Thirudiya Idhayathai (2005)
    • Role: Haritha
  3. Oru Ponnu Oru Paiyan (2007)
    • Role: Shubha
  4. Sutta Pazham (2008)
    • Role: Vandana

Shubha’s filmography is a testament to her versatility and dedication to her craft. From her impactful performances in Kannada blockbusters like “Chanda” and “Jai Maruthi 800” to her notable appearances in Tamil cinema with films like “Machi,” she has captivated audiences with her talent and charisma.

Family and Personal Life

Despite her bustling career, Shubha Poonja remains grounded, thanks to the unwavering support of her family. Raised in a Mangalorean household, she values her roots and cherishes her upbringing. In 2021, Shubha embarked on a new chapter in her personal life as she tied the knot with her longtime beau, Sumanth, marking a joyous milestone amidst her professional endeavors.


In a career spanning over two decades, Shubha Poonja has carved a niche for herself in the Indian entertainment industry. Her journey from a small-town girl with big dreams to a revered actress and now a budding producer is nothing short of inspirational. As she continues to chart new territories and push the boundaries of creativity, Shubha remains an icon of resilience, talent, and grace in the realm of Indian cinema.

Name: Shubha Poonja

Other Name: Shubha

Evicted: Bigg Boss Kannada season 8 – Evicted Day 111

Season Host: Kiccha Sudeepa

Network: Colors Kannada Voot Select

Number of Days: 120

Number of Contestants: 20

Premier Date: 28 February – 8 August 2021

Prize Money:

Other Prizes (if any):

Date of Birth (DOB): September 9, 1983

Birth Place: Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

Settled Place: Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

Profession/Occupation: Actress, Model

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree



Spouse: Unmarried






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