Poonam Bajwa is a Punjabi by birth. She is the daughter of Amarjit Singh Bajwa and Deepika Bajwa. She has an younger sister. She has completed her BA. She made her acting debut in the 2005 Telugu film Modati cinema, following which she appeared in several noted Telugu films, including Boss opposite superstar Nagarjuna and Bhaskar’s Parugu. She debuted in Tamil in 2008 with the Hari-directed masala film Seval and subsequently starred in Thenavattu, Kacheri Arambam, both co-starring Jeeva, and Drohi.
She usually plays the role of a second heroine in most of her films.