Poonam Dhillon, who debuted in Bollywood with 'Trishul' in 1978, never planned to pursue acting as a career in the film industry.

Despite not intending to pursue acting, Poonam Dhillon starred in 'Trishul' as a schoolgirl, and her success led her to receive a Filmfare nomination for 'Noorie'.

Poonam Dhillon acted in 90+ Hindi films, including Sohni Mahiwal, Red Rose, Dard, and Yeh Vaada Raha. She acted with Rajesh Khanna in six films, like Awam and Jai Shiv Shankar.

 Poonam Dhillon did a cameo in the film 'Judaai' as a favour to producer Boney Kapoor when the lead actress, Juhi Chawla, had to drop out.

Poonam Dhillon acted in Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil movies like Nyay Danda, Yuddha Kaanda, Ishtam, and 13B: Fear Has a New Address.

Dhillon was third on Bigg Boss Season 3 in 2009. In 2013, she played a rich man's uneducated wife in Ekk Nayi Pehchaan on Sony TV.

She acted in "The Perfect Husband", a Hindi play that won best comedy award '05, ran for 50 weeks. Later, starred in "The Perfect Wife" and "Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi".

Poonam Dhillon acted in the Hindi play "U Turn," based on a Marathi play. She also founded "Vanity," the first make-up van company in the Indian film industry.

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