- Pooja Batra shared a few throwback memories
- Pooja Batra was a runner-up in Miss India 1993
- She then participated in Miss India International
Pooja Batra took a trip down memory lane and returned to Instagram with a few fond memories from 1993. That's the year Pooja Batra participated in the Miss India pageant and became the third runner-up. Actress Namrata Shirodkar was crowned Miss India at the pageant while Karminder Kaur was the second runner up. Following the Miss India pageant, Pooja Batra represented India at the Miss India International held in Tokyo, where she became a semi-finalist. In her Throwback Thursday post, Pooja Batra shared glimpses of both Miss India and Miss India International pageants. "Throwback Thursday to my Miss International pageant in Tokyo, Japan after I had won the Miss India contest," she captioned her post. She attached a black and white photo of herself from Miss India 1993.
Here's a rare click of Pooja Batra with Namrata Shirodkar and Karminder Kaur from Miss India 1993.
In the Nineties, Pooja Batra was best known as the face of Liril soap commercial. After her Miss India win, she delayed her plans of joining Bollywood to finish her education. In 1997, she made a full-fledged debut in Vishwavidhaata but she shot to fame with her role in Virasat, also starring Anil Kapoor, Tabu and Amrish Puri. Pooja Batra's resume as an actress also includes films such as Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye, Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya, Nayak and Haseena Maan Jayegi.
In 2019, Pooja Batra got married to long-time boyfriend Nawab Shah, away from the media glare and released pictures later.