Poorna Jagannathan

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Tunis, Tunisia
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Tunis, Tunisia

Poorna Jagannathan is an actress and producer based in the United States. She is best known for portraying Safar Khan in HBO’s ‘The Night Of’ and for starring in the Bollywood film ‘Delhi Belly’ as an unconventional lead. Apart from these, she has appeared in a number of other films and television series, including ‘Law & Order’, ‘She Hate Me’, ‘Rescue Me’, ‘House of Cards’, ‘Gypsy’, and ‘The Circle’. Additionally, Jagannathan produced the 2013 Amnesty International Award-winning play ‘Nirbhaya,’ which focuses on the issue of sexual violence. The actress and cum producer has received numerous accolades and awards throughout her entertainment career. She won the Stardust Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for ‘Delhi Belly’ and the L’Oreal Femina Women Award for ‘Best Breakthrough Performance’ in 2012. The American actress was twice named one of ‘Cosmopolitan’s Most Fashionable Women.’ She was also included in Femina’s list of “India’s 50 most beautiful women” as a top ten. Jagannathan was once named by Italian magazine ‘Marie Claire’ as one of the “12 women from the East influencing Western cinema.” She is also included in Verve Magazine’s list of “India’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women.”

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Career of Poorna

Poorna Jagannathan made her Hollywood debut in 2004 as a guest star on the television series ‘Law & Order’.Following that, she starred in the independent comedy-drama film ‘She Hate Me’. She then appeared in the drama film ‘The Weather Man’ shortly afterwards.

In 2006, she starred in the television series ‘Love Monkey’ and ‘Rescue Me’. She was cast in the series ‘Awake’ a year later. She joined the cast of ‘The Game’ in 2008. After that, Jagannathan appeared in the television series ‘Numb3rs’.

She appeared as an actress in the drama ‘Royal Pains’ from 2010 to 2011. She then appeared in both the American comedy-drama film ‘Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding’ and the Bollywood film ‘Delhi Belly’. Jagannathan appeared in the films ‘Thanks for Sharing’ and ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ in 2013.

The following year, she released the play ‘Nirbhaya’ after being moved by the devastation caused by a gang rape and murder in Delhi on December 16, 2012. Yael Farber’s play premiered at the Assembly Hall during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

In 2015, the actress starred in the American web television drama ‘House Of Cards.’ She then starred in the crime drama television miniseries ‘The Night Of’ a year later. She appeared in the series ‘Gypsy’ and the film ‘The Circle’ in 2017. Jagannathan recently appeared in HBO’s ‘Room 104’ as a member of the cast.

Life in General

On December 22, 1972, in Tunis, Tunisia, Poorna Jagannathan was born. She spent her childhood in India, Pakistan, Ireland, Argentina, and Brazil. She began her studies at the University of Brasilia before transferring to and graduating from the University of Maryland. She then went on to earn a master’s degree from The Actor’s Studio. Azad Oommen, the actress’s husband since 2003.

Estimated Net Worth

Poorna is one of the wealthiest actors and is ranked as one of the most popular actors. Poorna Jagannathan’s net worth is estimated to be around $200k based on our analysis of Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.