Pooja Umashankar Height, Weight, Age, Spouse, Family, Facts, Biography

Pooja Umashankar Quick Info
Height 5 ft 3 in
Weight 58 kg
Date of Birth June 25, 1981
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Spouse Prashan David Vethakan

Pooja Umashankar is a Sri Lankan actress and model who is widely recognized for having appeared in Tamil, Sinhala, Malayalam language movies including Naan Kadavul (2009) and Anjalika (2006). She has also starred in various TV shows like the Sri Lankan drama Daskon (2014-2015). Pooja is the recipient of many accolades such as the Filmfare Awards South in 2010 for “Best Actress”. She has amassed more than 380k followers on Instagram.

Born Name

Pooja Gauthami Umashankar

Nick Name


Pooja Umashankar in May 2021 declaring her priorities to be directed towards winning and finishing the race of life well
Pooja Umashankar in May 2021 declaring her priorities to be directed towards winning and finishing the race of life well (Pooja Umashankar / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Colombo, Sri Lanka


Sri Lankan



She had done her pre-schooling in Sri Lanka, following which she had come to India where she attended Poornapragnya in Aldur in Chikmagalur and Nirmala Convent in Mysuru. Later she carried on her education at Baldwin’s Girls High school in Bengaluru. She then acquired both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Business from Mount Carmel College in Bangalore.


Actress, Model


  • Father – H.R.Umashankar (Manager at Hindustan Unilever Limited)
  • Mother – Sandhya




5 ft 3 in or 160 cm


58 kg or 128 lbs

Pooja Umashankar wishing everyone good night in February 2021
Pooja Umashankar wishing everyone good night in February 2021 (Pooja Umashankar / Instagram)

Boyfriend / Spouse

She has dated –

  1. Deepak Shanmuganathan
  2. Prashan David Vethakan (2016-Present) – She tied the knot with businessman Prashan in December 2016.

Race / Ethnicity


She is of Sinhalese descent.

Hair Color


She often tends to dye her hair in different shades.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

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Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Sharp features
  • Pierced ears

Pooja Umashankar Favorite Things

  • Reason For Everything Good In Life – Jesus Christ


Pooja Umashankar in February 2021
Pooja Umashankar in February 2021 (Pooja Umashankar / Instagram)

Pooja Umashankar Facts

  1. She has recalled having spent the majority of her childhood in India.
  2. Pooja has stated that her journey in cinema for more than a decade has been a learning experience for her on the personal as well as professional fronts. She has added that it has shaped her into a much better person on the whole having appreciated all the opportunities that she has received and having felt glad that she had accepted and embraced them, with no regrets thereafter ever.
  3. She has reflected on her transition from a glam doll to a serious, character-driven actress. In her initial years, she used to take baby steps and would long to leave a mark and set milestones that she could be proud of. With time she craved to do a balancing act and attempted different shades, wanting to see if she could do different roles. That had made her do myriad roles from a biriyani seller to a middle-class employee as she never wanted to get typecast.
  4. She had made a conscious decision to work with freshers as their ideas were novel and they were full of enthusiasm. She has felt happy to have worked with many first-time directors and succeeded in providing them with a foundation.
  5. Umashankar has affirmed that she has thoroughly enjoyed communicating with her fans and personally replying to all suggestions, comments and responses so much so that it has taken up a lot of time and she has wondered if she has got addicted to it totally. She has wanted to reciprocate the love and support that she has received from her followers.
  6. She is fluent in Kannada, Sinhala, Tamil and English.
  7. She has found social media to be an immensely powerful medium that can be used to harness great causes.
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Featured Image by Pooja Umashankar / Instagram

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