Hegde has also taken part in Miss India 2009 competition but eliminated in an early round. Later in 2010, she again took part in the competition but unfortunately, she could make it up to second runner-up but crowned as 2010 Miss India South Glamorous Hair. Pooja debuts her career in Tamil Movie “Mugamoodi” in 2012.
Later she also featured in the Telugu films “Oka Laila Kosam” and “Mukunda” which was released in 2014. She recently was featured as the lead actress in Indian movie “Mohenjo Daro” with Hrithik Roshan.
Pooja has always been quite secretive about her boyfriend and it is quite tough to find any information about her boyfriend. She was rumored to have dated an anonymous guy during her Miss India competition. Her recent net worth is estimated to be around U.S $ 200 thousand.