Poonam Pandey was born 11 March, 1991 in Delhi. Her family includes her mother, father and two other siblings. Poonam has a brother named Nilesh Pandey who is a software engineer by profession and is two years elder to her. She also has one younger sister named Shradhdha Pandey.She attended school till class 12th, and ventured into modelling. She became one of the Top eight contestants of Gladrags - 2010, and appeared on the cover page of the fashion magazine. She has shot for 29 calendars for the year 2011, including the most-awaited Gladrags Calendar.
Poonam Pandey participated in the fourth season action of adventure reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi on Colors channel