Poonam Dhillon, born on 18th April 1962, is an Indian film, theatre and television actress. She has acted in more than 90 films in Hindi and in regional films in Bengali, Kannada, and Telugu.
Poonam Dhillon first came in to limelight when she won the Miss Young contest at the age of 16. Later she was noticed by director Yash Chopra and offered a small role in the film Trishul. Seeing her acting acumen he also gave her a break as a leading heroine in a film Noorie in the year 1979. Noorie was a big hit and Poonam Dhillon became a big star and acted with actor Rajesh Khanna in six films.
Poonam Dhillon has also staged Hindi plays and one of her play –The Husband, won the best play award in the year 2003 and has completed its golden jubilee run and her other famous plays are The Perfect Wife and Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi.
Poonam Dhillon was the first actress to start the makeup van concept and she started a business of make vans and her company was named as Vanity. She was the first star to have her personal website in the year 2000.
She is connected with many social causes like AIDS, Family planning, save the girl child.
Poonam Dhillon was a Contestant on the reality show Bigg Boss season 3 and was the second runner up.
She has two children, son Anmol and daughter Paloma. Unlike other stars she reveres the education system and also began preparing for an MBA degree as she wished to get back to books once more.
Poonam has indeed evolved as a classy star of the industry.