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Overview (2)

Born in Tunis, Tunisia
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Poorna Jagannathan is an actress and producer. She is best known for her portrayal of Safar Khan in the HBO miniseries "The Night Of" as well for her role as Nalini Vishwakumar in the Netflix teen comedy series "Never Have I Ever" by Mindy Kaling.

She also initiated, produced and acted in the play "Nirbhaya," written and directed by Yaël Farber, which dealt with breaking the silences around sexual violence, including her own. "Nirbhaya" won the prestigious 2013 Amnesty International Award and was called by The Telegraph as the "One of the most powerful pieces of theater you'll ever see". The play is considered one of the most impactful moments in India's history of women's empowerment.

Jagannathan was previously a series regular in the Netflix psychological thriller series Gypsy, a recurring in the Apple TV+ crime drama miniseries Defending Jacob, and part of the ensemble cast for HBO's anthology series, Room 104.[4] She also starred in the cult Bollywood comedy, Delhi Belly as well as the movie Share, which was directed by Pippa Bianco, produced by A24, and released on HBO in 2019.

Jagannathan was named among the top 100 Most Impactful Asians by Gold House for 2021, as well as being named among the top 50 most powerful women in India in 2014. She was featured among the top 10 in Femina Magazine's "India's 50 most beautiful women" in 2012, in addition to Vogue naming her as one of 8 Indian women changing the face of beauty in India.

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Spouse (1)

Azad Oommen (11 January 2003 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (12)

She was born in the Mediterranean but grew up in Ireland, Argentina, Pakistan and Brazil.
Included In Elle Magazine's 100 hottest things from 2011.
She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Best Debut Actress for Delhi Belly at the Screen Awards, 2012.
She won Best Supporting Actress for Delhi Belly at the Stardust Awards, 2012.
She was voted among India's top 10 most beautiful women by Femina Magazine.
She won the L'Oreal Femina Award for Breakthrough Performance in 2012.
Jagannathan was included in Verve's "2012's Best dressed Women" issue.
Italian Marie Claire named Jagannathan as one of the 12 women from the East impacting Western cinema in 2012.
Cosmopolitan Magazine ranked Ms. Jagannathan as one of the Most Fashionable Woman in their October, 2013 and 2012 issues.
Vogue included her in their Best Dressed list for 2013 and 2012.
She won several honors and awards for her play "Nirbhaya" which was based on the gang-rape of a 23 year old medical student on a bus in Delhi in December 2012, including the 2013 'Amnesty International Award', the 'Fringe First Award' and the 'Herald Angel Award.
Jagannathan was featured among the top 10 in "India's 50 most beautiful women" in Femina, India's largest lifestyle magazine.

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