Shubha Poonja (Bigg Boss Kannada 8) Wiki, Height, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

Shubha Poonja

Shubha Poonja is a former Indian model and South Indian actress. She has mainly worked in Kannada and Tamil films.



Shubha Poonja was born on Wednesday, 9 September 1998 (age 22 years; as of 2020) [1]New Indian Express in Mangalore, Karnataka. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. She did her schooling at Carmel Convent School, Jayanagar, Bangalore. [2]Wikipedia

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 4″

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Shubha Poonja

Family & Caste

Her family is of Mangalorean descent from the Tuluva community. [3]Wikipedia

Parents & Siblings

Shubha Poonja's childhood picture with her parents

Shubha Poonja’s childhood picture with her parents

Shubha Poonja and her mother

Shubha Poonja and her mother

Relationships, Wife & Children

Shubha is in a relationship with the businessman Sumanth Billava. In one of her Instagram posts, she announced her marriage with Sumnath. Later, in an interview, she said,

Initially, we started bonding over phone conversations, and it was only last October that we started meeting each other frequently. He stays near my house, and he is also a Mangalorean, and we realised that we have a liking for each other. I didn’t want to waste time dating and instead thought of marriage. I informed my mother about Sumanth who in turn spoke with him. He gave his nod, after which we decided to take forward our relationship forward. It happened too soon, but for good.”

Shubha Poonja and her boyfriend

Shubha Poonja and her boyfriend


She started her career as a model and has worked in various TV commercials and print advertisements including Muliya jewellers and Gionee mobile phone.

Shubha Poonja in a print advertisement

Shubha Poonja in a print advertisement

In 2004, the South Indian film director K. S. Vasanthakumar spotted her and offered her the role of Rakshita in the Tamil film ‘Machie.’ She has acted in various Tamil films like ‘Thirudiya Idhayathai’ (2005), ‘Oru Ponnu Oru Paiyan’ (2006), and ‘Anjadiru’ (2009). Her debut film in the Kannada language is ‘Jackpot’ (2006) in which she played the character of Preethi. Some of her other Kannada films are ‘Chanda’ (2007), ‘Slum Bala’ (2008), ‘Anjadiru’ (2009), ‘Nanalla’ (2011), and ‘Naragunda Bandaya’ (2020).


Apart from acting and modelling, she has also worked as an executive producer. In 2021, she participated as a contestant in the TV reality show ‘Bigg Boss Kannada 8.’

Shubha Poonja in Bigg Boss

Shubha Poonja in Bigg Boss


In 2013, Shubha was accused by Duniya Vijay’s wife of having an extra-marital affair with the South Indian actor Duniya Vijay, but Shubha denied all such allegations. [4]Deccan Herald


  • In 2003, she was crowned Miss Chennai top model.
  • In 2008, she received the Best Supporting Actress Filmfare Award for the Kannada film ‘Moggina Manasu.’
  • She loves riding motorcycles and owns a Triumph motorcycle.
    Shubha Poonja posing on her motorcycle

    Shubha Poonja posing on her motorcycle

  • Shubha Poonja follows a non-vegetarian diet. [5]Facebook
  • She is an avid animal lover and has posted various pictures with animals on her social media accounts. She had a pet dog Max who died in 2020.
    Shubha Poonja anad her pet dog

    Shubha Poonja anad her pet dog

  • In an interview, Shubha said that she was a foodie and a sleepoholic.

References   [ + ]
1. New Indian Express
2, 3. Wikipedia
4. Deccan Herald
5. Facebook
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