Pooja Gandhi was born in Ganjimutt, Vandela, on October 7 in a traditional Punjabi family. Her father Pawan Gandhi is a businessman and her mother Jyothi Gandhi is a housewife. She studied at Sophia Convent and Dewan Public School in Meerut. She has two younger sisters - Radhika Gandhi, who is also working in Kannada films, and Suhani Gandhi, a tennis player.
Actress Pooja Gandhi, who is contesting for the assembly elections to be held on May 5 on behalf of BSR Congress, from Raichur district, has kick started campaigning activities. The actress is busy meeting people, seeking votes from morning to till night along with other party workers. The actress has said, "The love that people are showering on me has made me forget the heat. I may win or lose during this election, but I have fallen in love with Raichur and would love to stay on here in the future." Pooja, who deserted both JD(s) and KJP parties recently to BSR congress party, founded by former minister B Sriramulu. The actress, who has done around 40 films across different languages, will be seen in a special number in an upcoming film called Directors Special. The release of yet another one of her films - January 1 Bidudage has been postponed due to the election code of conduct. Yet another former actress and party member Rakshita is expected to start campaigning from Chamarajanagar shortly. The other actors who are contesting elections are Ambareesh, Umashree, Madan and Mayur patel.