At the youthful age of 16, Poonam Dhillon debuted as the Femina Miss India and this was what led to her Bollywood break. The director, Yash Chopra noticed this ambitious young girl and she was offered a role in the film Trishul (1978). After this, she played the title role in the Yash Chopra produced film, Noorie (1979). For her acting in the second film, Poonam Dhillon even received the award for the Best Actress at the Filmfare Awards. As many would tell you, in those days, Poonam Dhillon was a very hot woman. This sexy lady has acted opposite Rajesh Khanna is many of her films and in fact they were considered to be the leading pair at one point of time.
The hot Poonam Dhillon has acted in a sum total of 90 Hindi films. Apart from this she has also acted in a number of Bengali and other regional films, some of which are, Ishtam, which was in Telegu, Yuddha Kaanda, for the Kannada industry and Nyay Dandafor the Bengali film industry. This lady, who comes from a Sikh Punjabi family, has proved her worth as she has been the recipient of many awards and is a face which is familiar even today. She is an example of the kind of woman who is able to stand up and make a life for herself in an industry which is predominantly male dominated.
When we talk of the pretty Poonam Dhillon, it is always assumed that she has had a very easy life where her career was one which has always done well. However, this is far from the truth. There have been times in her career where her films have not been a box office hit and that is something which affects each and every actor. Therefore, Poonam Dhillon is not someone who has gained her fanfare for her looks alone. It is her strength and resolve which have gained her so many fans across the country. Instead of giving up, she has found ways in which she can come out of the bad phases in her life.
Poonam also does theatre. She has performed for and received awards for the play The Perfect Husband in the year 2005. Right now she is acting in the play The Perfect Wife as well as Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi. Recently, Poonam Dhillon, the hot actress was seen on the small screen on the show Bigg Boss 3 and even went up to the last stage and was the second runners up. She has done a lot of charity work, as well as campaigns for various causes life AIDS, organ donation, family planning and save the girl child. Not only that, Poonam also has her own line of make-up vans, known as Vanity.