Pooja Hegde was born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharastra, while her family’s native place is Udupi, Karnataka. She is fluent in Tulu, English, Kannada, Tamil and Hindi. During her time at college, she revealed she gained confidence by helping out with her mother’s e-commerce business, improving her networking skills. Furthermore, she regularly sought to enter in intercollegiate competitions, participating in dance and fashion shows