Pooja Bhatt is the daughter of veteran Director & Producer Mahesh Bhatt and Kiran Bhatt (previously Loraine Bright). Her step mother is actress Soni Razdan. She has a younger brother, Rahul Bhatt and two step sisters, Alia and Shaheen. She is cousin of Director Mohit Suri and actor Emraan Hashmi.
Bhatt made her acting debut at the age 17; in 1989 with a TV film Daddy, directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt. She made her big screen debut with the film Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin in 1991. In this film she starred opposite Aamir Khan and movie was a huge hit at the box-office. She was ath peak of her career during 1990s. She starred in most well-known movies in the 1990s which included, Sadak, Junoon, Tamanna, and multi-starrer Border and Zakhm. The most notable film of her acting career was Chaahat which released in 1996.
Her last film was Everybody Says I'm Fine!, which released in 2001. Since then she has shifted focus from acting to directing and producing. She made her directorial debut in 2004 with the film Paap, starring Udita Goswami and John Abraham. After which, she has directed two more films Holiday and Dhokha.
She married Manish Makhija popularly known as, Udham Singh in 2003.