Poonam Bajwa (5 April 1985) is an Indian film actress and model who appears in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films. She made her acting debut in 2005 with the Telugu film Modati Cinema, after that she was featured in more Telugu film, such as Boss (2006). Her debut Tamil movie was Seval (2008). She showcased her talent by her acting in various movies in different languages.
A Punjabi and Iyengar by birth, she was born in Mumbai to Amarjit Singh Bajwa, a Naval Officer and Jayalakshmi Bajwa. She has a younger sister, Deepika Bajwa. She was crowned Miss Pune in 2005, after which she started modeling part-time while studying. When she went to Hyderabad for a ramp show, the director of Modati spotted her and asked her if she was interested in films. She had finished her 12th then and had a five-month gap before college and hence agreed to star in his film, despite excelling in academics. She pursued a degree in English Literature from Symbiosis International University, Pune.