Pooja Hegde made her acting debut in the Tamil superhero movie ‘Mugamoodi’ (2012). The movie was a commercial failure but her performance earned her a nomination for Best Tamil Female Debut Actress at the 2nd South Indian International Movie Awards. Her next venture was the Telugu film ‘Oka Laila Kosam’ (2014) opposite actor Naga Chaitanya. She became a darling of her fans after her heart-warming performance in the Telugu romantic action movie ‘Mukunda’ (2014). Hegde made her Bollywood debut as Chaani in the period film ‘Mahenjo Daro’ (2016) opposite Hrithik Roshan. Her 2019 comedy ‘Housefull 4,’ directed by Farhan Samji, was a huge success. She made a special appearance in the song ‘Jigelu Rani’ in the movie ‘Rangasthalam’ (2018). Her 2020 Telugu film ‘Ala Vaikuntapuramlo’ proved to be a box office success.