Poppy Jabbal is an Indian actress, anchor, and model, who is known for her work in various Hindi web series.
Poppy Jabbal was born on Friday, 21 July 1989 (age 32 years; as of 2021) in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh. Her zodiac sign is cancer. She did her schooling at Delhi Public School, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh. She took up maths and science as her main subjects till the 12th standard because her father wanted her to become an engineer. Poppy always dreamt of making a career in the fashion industry so she dropped the idea of becoming an engineer and earned her Master’s degree in Fashion Designing from the London College of Fashion.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Figure Measurements (approx.): 32-26-36
She belongs to a family of Engineers. Apart from her father, everyone in her family and her extended family has done engineering.
Parents & Siblings
Her father’s name is D. S. Jabbal and her mother, Pinky Jabbal, is a school principal. She has a brother named Angad Jabbal, who works and lives in the US.
Poppy got married to his long-time boyfriend and actor, Karan V Grover on Tuesday, 31 May 2022 in an intimate ceremony in the presence of close family and friends in Himachal Pradesh.
Before getting married, Poppy and actor Karan V Grover dated each other for around a decade. Karan and Poppy met at a car parking for the first time, when Karan actually helped her in finding a space to park her car. Later, they met each other again through common friends and gradually started dating.
As a Model
Post earning her master’s degree in Fashion Designing, she relocated to Mumbai in search of work as a model. In 2009, she participated in ‘Gladrags Mega Model Manhunt’ and won the title of ‘Best Body’, following this the door of opportunities opened for her, and she started getting more offers for TV ads and fashion shows.
She did various fashion shows such as ‘Lakme Fashion Week’, ‘Bangalore & Pune Fashion Weeks’, ‘India Bridal week’, etc. She also got several opportunities to do print shoots.
As an Anchor
Apart from being a model, Poppy Jabbal has also done anchoring for many sports shows like ‘Pro Wrestling League Khel Fauladi’ (2015) and ‘Celebrity Cricket League’ (2014-15). She also hosted a Zee UK show named ‘Trendsetters’, which telecasted more than 500 episodes.
As an Actor
After coming to Mumbai in search of work, Poppy was roped in for an ad shoot which included around 50 people. She recalled in an interview that shooting her first advertisement was the hardest thing for her as it took approx. 20 hours while shooting the commercial and when it was released, Poppy was not even visible in it. She revealed in an interview that when she gave an audition for the role of a pregnant psychiatrist for the web series Broken but Beautiful, she was bloated and had put on up to 6 kilos of weight due to a medical condition. She added that she wasn’t doing well emotionally so she kept rejecting when the casting director told her that her audition was cleared. She said that it was the demise of actress Sridevi that opened her eyes and she finally agreed to do the web series. She received a lot of praise for Broken but Beautiful S1&2. Some of her other notable web series include Lost & Found and Puncch Beat 2. Apart from web series, Poppy has also featured in a few Punjabi movies including ‘Uda Aida’, ‘Mahi NRI’ with Harrdy Sandhu, and ‘Welcome Bhua Ji’ with Binnu Dhillon.
She also participated in the TV show Vodafone MTV rush. In an interview, she revealed that she has done more than 80 TV commercials and print shoots.
In 2021, she tweeted against an insurance company in anger.
Harassing experience with #mdindia insurance.
Unreachable unavailable unreliable
What's the point of a medical insurance if you are going to b unavailable at the time of urgent need .
— POPPY JABBAL (@poppyjabbal3) June 25, 2021
- Food: Rajmah Chawal, Ice cream
- Actor: Sunny Deol
- Actress: Sridevi
- Song: Endless Love by Lionel Richie
- Beverage: Tea
- She loves painting and has also done a few workshops in painting.
- She is a fitness lover.
- She is a huge fan of Sunny Deol and considers him her eternal love. She even proposed to him during one of her shows. Sunny Deol purchased and signed the first ticket of her debut film Mahi NRI.
- Poppy is a believer in Ayurveda and loves to incorporate it into her daily life and inspires several more to follow this preventive Healthcare science.
- In an interview, she disclosed that she has given around 70 retakes for an ad shoot.
- In an interview, when she was asked to describe herself in 3 words, she said,
PARTICULAR, COMPASSIONATE, GROUNDED. If you ask my friends then it will be Annoying, irritating, dominating”