Pooja Bhatt was born on February 24, 1972 in the Gujarati-speaking Bhatt family. Her dad’s name is Mahesh Bhatt, and her mom’s maiden name was Loraine Bright. After the marriage, her mother changed her name to Kiran Bhatt. Mahesh separated from Loraine and re-married Soni Razdan, an actress in her own right. The Bhatts live in Bandra, Bombay.
Her uncle, late Balwant Bhatt, and grandfather, late Nanabhai Bhatt, both on the paternal side, were popular Bollywood movie directors.
Pooja made a debut with her dad’s production ‘Daddy’ when she was just 17 years old. She plays the estranged daughter of an alcoholic father, played by Anupam Kher.
She married her long-time boyfriend, Munish Makhija, who is also known as Udham Singh, a host of Channel V and owner of a restaurant in Goa, during the year 2003.