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Poonam Pandey is an Indian model and Bollywood film actress.[2][3][4][5]

She began her career as a model.[6] She became one of the Top eight contestants of Gladrags – 2010, and appeared on the cover page of the fashion magazine.[7][8] She shot for 29 calendars for the year 2011, including the Gladrags Calendar.[9] She was featured inKingfisher Calendar 2011. She rose to media spotlight when she promised to strip for the Indian cricket team if it won the Cricket World Cup in 2011. [10][11] In 2012, she posednaked after Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL 5.[12] Pandey has received a lot of coverage over explicit pictures of herself that she has posted on her Twitter account. [13]

In 2013, she was the female lead of the film Nasha, a teacher who ends up having a sexual relationship with one of her students. While Rediff stated that she “excels as a seductress” in the role,[14] the Mumbai Mirror stated she “does not play seductresses but a proper, responsible drama teacher” and that “Pandey makes an effort but isn’t quite there”.[15] The posters for the film, which featured her “clad in nothing, but two placards tactfully placed to cover her body”, angered people and a group of protestors tore the posters and set them on fire on 20 July 2013 in Mumbai.[16] The general secretary of Shiv Sena Chitrapat has objected to Pandey’s skin showing in the advertisements, saying, “We find the poster highly vulgar and derogatory and won’t allow such hoardings.”[17]

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