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Poorna Jagannathan Wiki, Age, Height, Husband, Career & Biography

Poorna Jagannathan is a very talented actress from America. She mostly works in the tv series, web series, and films. She is best known for the mini-series The Night Of, film Delhi Belly and theater play Nirbhaya. In 2020, Poorna also became a part of the famous Netflix series Never Have I Ever and Defending Jacob. Know more about actress Poorna Jagannathan from the given article.

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Poorna Jagannathan Age

Actress Poorna Jagannathan was born on Friday, 22nd December 1972 (age 47 years old; as of 2020). She was born to the Indian American family of Tunis. Tunisia.

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Poorna Jagannathan Bio-data
Real NamePoorna Jagganathan
Nick NamePoorna
Known NamePoorna Jagganathan Oommen
Birth-date22nd December 1972 (Friday)
Age (approx)47 years (as of 2020)
ProfessionActress, Model
HobbiesTravelling, Singing, Shopping
DebutFilm: She Hate Me (2004)
TV: Law & Order (2004)
Famous For1. Safar Khan in The Night Of
2. Play Nirbhaya
Net Worth (Approx)$10 million
Political InterestNot Known
Physical Appearance
Height(Approx)In feet: 5' 7"
In centimetre: 169.5 cm
In meter: 1.69 m
Weight(Approx)In kilogram: 60 Kg
In grams: 133 Lbs
Body Measurement33-25-35
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Food Habits:Non-Vegetarian
Body TypeSlim
Sexual OrientationStraight
Family Background, Education
MotherName Not Known
SiblingsBrother: Sean T. Krishnan
Born PlaceTunis, Tunisia
Current CityAmerica
SchoolSardar Patel Vidyalaya
College1. University of Maryland
2. Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University
Education QualificationGraduate
Boyfriend, Husband, Marriage
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Datein 2003
Husband/Spouse NameAzad Oommen
BoyfriendAzad Oommen
Children1 Son
Favorite Things & Assets
Favorite FoodIndian Food
Favorite BeverageCoffee
Favorite DestinationIndia
Favorite ColorRed
Favorite ActorNot Known
Social Media Accounts
FacebookPoorna Jagannathan

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Poorna Jagannathan is a very handsome and talented Indian-American actress. She was born to the family of an Indian diplomat and spent most of her childhood in different countries like India, Brazil, Pakistan, Ireland, and Argentina. She completed her graduation from Brazil and Maryland. Poorna was very passionate about acting and always wanted to be a part of it. As a result, Poorna Jagannathan studied Master of Fine Arts in Acting. Poorna stared her professional career with theater and did small roles in films such as She Hates Me and The Weather Man. She became very popular with the role of Safar Khan in the series The Night Of. Poorna also did lead role in the Bollywood film Delhi Belly.

She is active in the acting profession since 2001. She has worked in the numbers of noted films and tv series. In 2020, Poorna Jagannathan appeared on the Netflix series “Never Have I Ever” and film “Alia’s Birth.”

Family, Caste & Religion

Poorna Jagannathan was born on 22nd December 1972 into the Indian family based in Tunis, Tunisia. She belongs to the well-educated family of Indian Diplomate as her father works for an Indian government. Poorna spent her childhood in several countries such as India, Pakistan, Brazil, Ireland, and Argentina due to her father’s job. She is very close to her mother and father. Poorna has one elder brother Sean T. Krishnan.

Poorna Jagannathan with parents
Poorna Jagannathan with parents

Poorna Jagannathan believes in Hinduism and holds American Nationality. Moreover, her zodiac sign is Capricorn. Her parents hold Indian Tamil ethnicity. Her family is very supportive of her career in acting.

Boyfriend, Marriage, Husband & Children

Poorna Jagannathan is married to Aazad Oommen in 2003. They both, Poorna and Aazad look very cute together and blessed with a son. Currently, she lives with her family in America.

Poorna with husband and son
Actress Poorna with husband and son
Poorna's Son
Actress Poorna’s Son

Height & Body Appearance

Poorna Jagannathan is a very pretty and attractive woman. She has approximately 5’6″ feet or 169 cm height and weight is around 60 kg. She has a fit body and approximate body measurements are 33-25-35. Also, she is fair in the skin and has beautiful black eyes and black hair. There is no tattoo on her body. Moreover, she keeps her body very healthy with workout and proper diet.

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Poorna Jagannathan belongs to the well-educated and modern family of India. She was born into the Tunis, Tunisia as her father was Indian Diplomate. In her childhood, she traveled to various countries such as India, Pakistan, Brazil, Ireland, Argentina, and many others.

Poorna did her schooling from Sardar Patel Vidhyalaya. After that, she attended the University of Brasilia. Poorna completed graduation in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park. She always attracted to the glamour world of acting.

Next. Poorna Jagannathan did Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. She dropped out of college in her first year and continued learning acting from her mentor Elizabeth Camp. Actress Poorna is a well-established actor of American and has also experienced theater.

Actress Porna started her professional career with acting in television and movie in 2004. She appeared in the crime based American tv series titled ‘Law & Order.’ The same year, she made her appearance in the film ‘She Hate Me‘ as Song’s Girlfriend.

Law & Order
Law & Order

In the following years, Poorna Jagannathan made her appearance in several movies such as The Weather Man (2005) and Awake (2007). She also did many episodic roles in the series such as Starved, Love Monkey, Rescue Me, The Game, Numb3rs, and Royal Pains.

Career from 2011

In 2011, Poorna Jagannathan made her first appearance in the Bollywood film ‘Delhi Belly.’ She played the lead role of Menaka Vashisht along with co-stars Imran Khan, Kunaal Roy Kapoor, and many others. Poorna received a huge appreciation for her acting and received a nomination for Best Debut Actor at Zee Cine Awards.

Film Delhi Belly

Next, Poorna appeared in the American comedy-drama ‘Peace, Love & Misunderstanding’ and ‘Thanks For Sharing.’ She also starred in the hit Bollywood film “Yeh Jawaani He Deewani.” She featured as a Riana in the film along with stars Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor.

In 2015-16, Poorna made an appearance in films ‘Carrie Pilby’ and ‘Growing Up Smith.’ In 2016, Poorna Jagannathan did lead acting in the crime drama television serial titled ‘The Night Of‘. She received huge attention for the role of a Safar Khan in the serial. In addition, she did acting in NCIS: Los Angeles. House of Cards and many more.

Following that, Poorna Jagannathan did the main role of Larin Inamdar in psychological thriller web series ‘Gypsy‘ in 2017, The same year, she did acting in the film The Circle. Next year, Poorna did episodic acting in numbers of tv series Taken,  Better Call Saul, Sorry For Your Loss, Ramy, and Big Little Lies.

Devi's mother in Never Have I Ever
Devi’s mother in Never Have I Ever

Poorna Jagannathan did the role as Dorothy Brady in Mile 22 and Dr.Fisher in An Actor Prepares. She became very popular with the main role in the popular American Netflix series ‘Never Have I Ever’ in 2020. She plays the role of Devi’s mother Dr. Nalini Vishwakumar in it. She also became a part of the new movie ‘Alia’s Birth‘; and series Messiah and Defending Jacob.

Facts of Poorna Jagannathan

Does Poorna smoke?: No

Does Poorna drinks alcohol?: Not Known

Actress Poorna can speak multiple languages including Hindi, English, Tamil, Spanish, and Portuguese.

She received huge attention with her role as Dr.Nalini Vishwaskumar in the hit Netflix series ‘Never Have I Ever.’ She featured in the show along with stars Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and Daren Barnet.

Jagannathan has appeared in various popular magazines such as Vogue, Grazia, Harper’s Bazaar, Femina, and Marie Claire.

In 2012, Poorna featured in the Top 10 of Femina Magazine’s ‘India’s 50 Most Beautiful Women.’

Actress Poorna is an avid animal lover and is a brand ambassador for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal (PETA).

She is very passionate about health and does workout daily.

In 2012, Poorna Jagannathan initiated, produced, and acted in the testimonial play titled “Nirbhaya.” That play was written and directed by Yael Farber which broke the silence about sexual violence.

Her play ‘Nirbhaya’ won the 2013 Amnesty International Award and considered one of the most powerful pieces of theater by The Telegraph.

Actress Jagannathan is a very popular Indian-American celebrity on social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

She regularly updates her social media profiles and uploads beautiful photos on it. Her official Instagram is ‘poornagraphy_‘.

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