Poorna Jagannathan is a famous American actor and producer. She was born on 22nd December 1972 in Tunis in Tunisia but grew up in several countries including Pakistan, Ireland, Brazil, India, and Argentina. She is a talented woman who has worked in both the Hollywood and Bollywood film industry. She was displayed in the magazine of Femina and was in the top 10 among 50 most beautiful women in India. Also, she was featured in Vogue India and was among 8 Indian women in changing the face of the beauty category. She was also one of the most powerful Indian women in India besides being the most impactful Asians in America. Her films and Tv series are “Awake”, “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”, “Gypsy”, “Taken” and many more.
She made her debut in the film industry through a 2004 film named “She Hate Me”. In the same year, she appeared in Dick Wolf’s “Law and Order” where she played the role of Rehana Khemlani. Then, in 2005, she got the film “The Weather Man” and a TV series “Starved”. In 2011, she starred in the film “Peace, Love & Misunderstanding” as Mira and in “Delhi Belly” as Menaka Vashisht. She won the Stardust Award for “Delhi Belly” as the best-supporting actress.
Then, in 2012, he appeared in a comedy-drama series “Thanks for Sharing” by Stuart Blumberg. After this TV series, she appeared in a Bollywood romantic movie “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” where she got the role of Riana which is a guest character.
In 2015, she was seen as Dr. Lanjawni in “House of Cards” and as Nalini Bhatnagar in the film “Growing Up Smith”. Her talent and excellent acting skill made her get a chance to act in back-to-back movies and TV series. Not only in films but, she has also performed in several podcasts including “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls” which was among the top 50 podcasts of 2018, and also was awarded the People’s Choice Podcast Award.
In 2017, her excellent performance in “Room 104” as Divya was praised by all critics. She also got the lead role in the TV series “Gypsy” where she played the role of Larin Inamdar was also remarkable.
In between, she appeared in several movies and TV series including “Ramy”, “The Act”, “Defending Jacob”, “Alia’s Birth “,” Share “ and many more. In 2020, she was seen as a leading character in “Never Have I Ever” as Dr. Nalini Vishwakumar. She also produced and acted in a play based on the gang rape that happened in Delhi on 16th December 2012.
She won several awards which include the L’Oreal Femina Women Awards, 10th Annual Kamala Pasand Max Stardust Awards for breakthrough supporting actress, Herald Angel Award, Scotsman Fringe First award, Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, and was also nominated for several awards.
Early Life, School, and Education:
First, she took admission to the University of Brasilia and then completed her graduation from the University of Maryland in College Park on Journalism. Then, she completed her Masters’s in Fine Arts from the Actors Studio Drama School of acting. Her mentor was Elizabeth Kemp who inspired her to continue her studies. She is currently a member of a theatre company in New York named “The Barrow Group”. She used to work as an advertising agent in TBWA, Ogilvy, and Deutsch Inc. before coming to this film industry.
Poorna Jagannathan was born in Tunis but she is actually from Chennai. Her father is named Krish Krishnan and her mother is Vasantha Krishnan. Her father is an Indian ambassador by profession and, due to her father’s job she had to move to different countries with her family. She also has an elder brother named Sean T. Krishnan. In 2013, Poorna Jagannathan and Aazad Oommen got married and they have a son.
She is a 48-year-old lady with a slim figure and a beautiful face. Her height is about 5 feet 6 inches and weighs around 60kg. She is a mixture of Indian and American with black eyes, black hair, and fair skin. Besides, she has an attractive personality.
|Profession||Producer and Actor|
|Date of Birth||22nd December 197|
|Place Of Birth||Tunis, Tunisia|
|Height||5 feet 6 inches|
|Family||Father – Krish Krishnan|
Mother – Vasantha Krishnan
Sister – Sharada
|College||The University of Maryland in College Park |
Actors Studio Drama School
|Net Worth||200k USD (Approx)|
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