Poonam pandey Actor-model who died at age of 32 due to cervical cancer, information released by her manager parul chawla

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Who was Poonam Pandey? Actor-model died at 32 of cervical cancer, says her official handle

Who was Poonam Pandey? Actor-model died at 32 of cervical cancer, says her official handle

Poonam Pandey, who passed away at the age of 32 . she promised to strip if India brought home the cricket World Cup in 2011 and became a popular name on social media and in showbiz

who was Poonam Pandey who dies due to cervical cancer at 32 Poonam Pandey’s death news left people shocked. Her manager Parul Chawla said she passed away due to cervical cancer

Actor-model Poonam Pandey passed away after battling cervical cancer, her manager announced on Friday. She was 32. The post on the official Instagram account read, “This morning is a tough one for us. Deeply saddened to inform you that we have lost our beloved Poonam to cervical cancer. Every living form that ever came in contact with her was met with pure love and kindness. In this time of grief, we would request for privacy while we remember her fondly for all that we shared.” DNI India was unable to reach her family while her manager confirmed the news . Poonam Pandey’s death news is ashocking news for people as the Instagram celeb was often seen making public appearances, the last appearance from a Goa party four days ago.

Poonam Pandey’s cause of death

While the Instagram announcement said that Poonam Pandey died of cervical cancer, a later statement from her team said, “We received a call from her family/ team in the morning that she is no more, we are also trying to reach her family but unfortunately we haven’t been able to reach them which is why we are not releasing an official statement. As of now all we know is she is no more and her body is at the moment in UP.”

Who was Poonam Pandey?

 Poonam Pandey born in Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, she promised to strip if India brought home the cricket World Cup in 2011 and became a popular name on social media and in showbiz . She could not fulfil her promise due to oppose from various sectors. In one of her interviews, she shared, “I had 20-25 criminal cases against me. It took me a huge amount of effort to extricate myself from all the trouble. But you know what? It was worth it. That one incident got me more attention than I ever imagined.”

In 2012, Poonam Pandey did it again as she promised to pose naked after Shah Rukh Khan’s Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL 5. She posted a nude photo online creating quite a storm. She was trending worldwide on Twitter (now X) after this post.

Poonam Pandey’s films

All her controversies managed to get Poonam her first Bollywood film, Nasha, later released in 2013. During the film’s release, she admitted, “I achieved whatever I wanted through controversies.” Even the posters of Nasha, where Poonam posed naked with just placards in her hands, created a stir in Mumbai. A few political outfits found the posters ‘vulgar’ and burnt them.

The model-turned-actor struggled to bag her second film after Nasha’s debacle. However, in 2014, she announced that she had signed another film, but it was never released. She made a couple of special appearances in regional films, including the Kannada film Love Is Poison, the Telugu drama Malini & Co., and Hindi film Aa Gaya Hero.

Poonam Pandey’s controversies

Meanwhile, she continued to stay in the limelight because of her notorious actions. She confessed she “enjoys” her controversies. Her Facebook account was deactivated in 2014 after her ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

In one of her earlier interviews, Pandey also revealed that her parents do not approve of her behaviour. She said, “My parents don’t like the way I conduct myself. Though I’ve been brought up in Mumbai, we’re from a conservative Brahmin family. My behaviour is quite shocking to my family. They are embarrassed by my image. Every day when I go home after work I wonder if they’ve seen or read something more about me that has upset them. It’s a constant conflict. Lekin main kya karoon? This is the way I am.”

Poonam Pandey’s marriage

Apart from controversies around her work, Poonam Pandey also had to overcome a bad marriage. In 2020, she announced her wedding to businessman Sam Bombay. However, she soon filed a domestic violence case against him, following which they separated. She filed an FIR against Sam for molesting, threatening and assaulting her.

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In an interview with The Times of India, Pandey opened up about filing a complaint against her husband in Goa. She said, “Sam and I had an argument, which escalated, and he began hitting me. He choked me and I thought I was going to die. He punched me in my face, pulled me by my hair and banged my head against the corner of the bed. He knelt on my body, pinned me down and assaulted me. Somehow, I managed to break free and bolted out of the room. The hotel staff called the cops, who took him away. I filed a complaint against him.”

The model-actor had also filed a complaint against Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra in February 2020. She accused him of illegally using her content after their contract had expired. Kundra’s company Armsprime Media was responsible for handling her app, The Poonam Pandey App.

Poonam Pandey in Kangana Ranaut’s Lock Upp 

Pandey was last seen in reality show Lock Up hosted by Kangana Ranaut which was streamed in 2022 on Alt Balaji. Before entering the show, the model-actor told that through the show, she wanted to showcase the real Poonam Pandey, who is a girl next door. She said, “I have gone through a lot, made mistakes, got beaten up and now I want to change the world’s opinion about me. I am also a human being, who has emotions and is not filled with just controversy.”

She also ‘regretted’ maintaining a controversial image in the public in others opinion 

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