(born on October 27, 1973 in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh) is an Indian
actress. She shot to fame in the early 90's when she was crowned Miss
India in 1993. Her mother, Neelam Batra, was a participant in Miss India
1971. Her father was an army colonel. Pooja Batra is married to an
orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia, and resides in the US.
she was born, Pooja's father was wounded in the 1971 war between India
and Pakistan. She was more the athlete growing up. Pooja majored in
Economics at the Fergusson College.
turned down many offers before signing a contract with the Virasat Film
Studio. She was the first Indian face to market a dandruff shampoo.