Poonam Pandey (born 11 March 1991) is an Indian model and actress. She debuted in Bollywood with the film Nasha in 2013

Pandey was born in an Indian family from Kanpur

She began her career as a model.She became one of the top nine contestants of the Gladrags Manhunt and Megamodel Contest and appeared on the cover page of the fashion magazine

Pandey became popular through her social media accounts, including Twitter when she started posting her semi-nude photos. Her revealing photos have received much media attention

In 2013, she played the female lead of the film Nasha, playing a teacher who ends up having a sexual relationship with one of her students.

Pandey married her long-term boyfriend Sam Bombay on 1 September 2020. The wedding had to be private because of the COVID-19 pandemic. They got married at their Mumbai home in the presence of close friends and family

On 11 September, Pandey filed a complaint against Bombay claiming he had molested, threatened and assaulted her. Bombay was arrested on Tuesday 23 September in Goa, The incident happened in Canacona village in south Goa where Pandey was shooting for a movie

However this sparked a controversy as many accused her of scamming and abusing the use of IPC Section 498A