Poorna Jagannathan Bio, Age, Family, Career, Movies, Net Worth, Height, The Night Of, Game of Thrones

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Poorna Jagannathan Biography

Poorna Jagannathan is an American actress and producer. She is famous for her portrayal of Safar Khan in The Night Of. The show was nominated for an Emmy and Golden Globe- show. Poorna has also played the lead in the Bollywood cult comedy film Delhi Belly. She is the producer of the play Nirbhaya. The play dealt with breaking the silence about sexual violence.
Her play won the 2013 ‘Amnesty International Award’. She was mentioned by The Telegraph as the “One of the most powerful pieces of theater you’ll ever see”. Jagannathan was featured among the top 10 in Femina magazine’s “India’s 50 most beautiful women” in 2012 and in 2014. She was named among the top 50 most powerful women in India.

Poorna Jagannathan Age

Poorna was born on 22 December in Tunis, Tunisia. She is the daughter of an Indian diplomat. Jagannathan was born in Tunis, Tunisia, and grew up in Pakistan, Ireland, India, Braziland Argentina. Her father was an alcoholic. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn. Jagannathan had horrific experiences of sexual abuse as a child. Her parent’s names have not been disclosed.

Poorna Jagannathan Education

Jagannathan graduated in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park She also did some college at the University of Brasilia, Brazil. On a scholarship, she attended the Actors Studio Drama School. Although she dropped out after the first year. She later continued to study acting under her mentor, Elizabeth Kemp, whom she met there.

Poorna Jagannathan Career

Jagannathan has appeared on several TV shows including a recurring role on Better Call Saul, playing Blacklister #44 on The Blacklist. She appeared as the guest lead on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Her upcoming film credits include playing one of the leads in A24’s upcoming film ShareJagannathan is an established theater actress.
She is a board and company member of The Barrow Group in New York City. In 2012, Deadline.com reported that Jagannathan had joined the cast of HBO’s new show The Night Of as a series regular. The Night Of was released on HBO on July 10, 2016, to critical acclaim. On September 2016, it was announced that Jagannathan was joining the cast of Gypsy as a series regular.
She is playing Katie Richmond, a significant recurring character who appears in season 2. Jagannathan recently lent her voice to three podcasts in the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, based on The New York Times Best Seller list books by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo. She read the stories of Mary Kom, Margaret Hamilton and Madam C.J. Walker. The series was named among the 50 best podcasts for 2018 by TIME.


Jagannathan initiated and produced a testimonial play called Nirbhaya. Meaning Fearless”, a pseudonym given to the victim. The play uses the rape and death of Jyoti Singh Pandey as a catalyst to break the silence about sexual violence. She collaborated with internationally acclaimed playwright and director, Yael Farber. Nirbhaya opened at the Assembly Hall in August 2013 during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
In March 2014, Nirbhaya was the centerpiece performance for Southbank’s “Women of the World” festival. It played to sold-out houses in the UK. Nirbhaya opened to critical acclaim in India on March 17, 2014, playing to sold-out houses in Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore. In August 2014, The Guardian audiences voted Nirbhaya among the top 10 “best fringe moments” in the Edinburgh Festival’s history.
Nirbhaya opened to rave reviews at The Culture Project in New York City in May 2015. She rose to become the NYT Critics’ Pick. The play toured for three years in multiple cities in Ireland, Canada, the UK, India, and the U.S.


Jagannathan’s performance received positive reviews for The Night Of. Her comic performance in Room 104 was widely praised by critics. Jagannathan also won critical acclaim for her role as a spunky. The Daily News and Analysis said that Jagannathan shines in the film. Her performance in Delhi Belly earned Jagannathan the Stardust award for Best Supporting Actress and the L’Oreal Femina Award for Breakthrough Performance in 2012.

  • Jagannathan has been featured on the cover of Marie ClaireFeminaJade, and Exotica and covered in numerous publications like VogueHarper’s BazaarElleCosmopolitan and Grazia.
  • In 2014, Verve Magazine named her among the top 50 most powerful women in India.
  • She was featured in Vogues October 2012 anniversary issue as one of 8 women who is changing the face of beauty in India.
  • Jagannathan was featured among the top 10 in Femina magazine’s “India’s 50 most beautiful women” in 2012.
  • Vogue included her in their list of most stylish women in 2012, 2014 and 2015.
  • Grazia awarded Jagannathan the “Best Dressed Award” for 2014.
  • She was ranked Most Fashionable Indian Woman by Cosmopolitan in their October 2013 and 2012 issues.
  • She was included in Verves “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.
  • She was included in Elle magazine’s hot 100 lists for 2011.
  • She was voted among the Top 50 Coolest Indians From Around The World for 2013 and 2011 by Desiclub.

She is also a brand ambassador for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Poorna Jagannathan Husband

Poorna is married to Azad Oommen. The couple has been married since 2003.

Poorna Jagannathan Movies

  • Delhi Belly 2011
  • Mile 22 2018
  • The Circle 2017
  • Carrie Pilby 2016
  • Growing Up Smith 2015
  • Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani 2013
  • Peace, Love & Misunderstanding 2011
  • Thanks for Sharing 2012
  • An Actor Prepares 2018
  • The Weather Man 2005
  • Awake 2007
  • Daisy Winters 2017
  • The Dead Center 2018
  • Share 2019

Poorna Jagannathan Net Worth

For her performance in Delhi Belly, Jagannathan won the Stardust award for Best Supporting Actress and the L’Oreal Femina Award for Breakthrough Performance in 2012.  Jagannathan has an estimated net worth of $200,000 USD.

Poorna Jagannathan Height and Weight

Height in Meters: 1.68cm
Height in Centimeters: 168cm
Height in Feet: 5 Feet 6 Inches
Weight in Kilograms:  60kg

Poorna Jagannathan In Game Of Thrones | Indira Varma

Jagannathan is not a cast in the HBO series Game of Thrones but she looks alike with Indira Varma. In Game of Thrones, Varma plays the role of Ellaria Sand, the paramour of Prince Oberyn Martell. She joined the cast as a guest star in the fourth season and was promoted to a starring cast member in the fifth season.

Poorna Jagannathan House Of Cards

Jagannathan plays the role of a doctor in the third season of ‘House of Cards‘.House of Cards is an American political thriller web television series created by Beau Willimon. It is an adaptation of the 1990 BBC miniseries of the same title and based on the novel of the same title by Michael Dobbs. The first 13-episode season was released on February 1, 2013, on the streaming service Netflix. Paul Sparks also plays as Thomas Yates is a successful author whom Frank asks to write a book about America Works jobs.

Poorna Jagannathan Big Little Lies

Jagannathan is set for a recurring role in the second season of HBO’s Emmy-winning limited series Big Little Lies which is an American drama television series, based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, that premiered on February 19, 2017, on HBO.

Poorna Jagannathan Delhi Belly

Delhi Belly is a 2011 Indian black comedy film written by Akshat Verma and directed by Abhinay Deo. It stars Imran Khan, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Vir Das, Poorna Jagannathan, and Shenaz Treasurywala. Jagannathan as Menaka Vashisht

Poorna Jagannathan Blacklist

Jagannathan guest starred in an episode of The Blacklist as  Delhi Belly. She played the world-weary and tough Norah Ahmad, who comes to the US to fulfil a single irrepressible need. The Blacklist is an American crime thriller television series that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013.

Poorna Jagannathan The Night Of

The Night Of is a 2016 American eight-part crime drama television mini-series based on the first season of Criminal Justice, a 2008 British series. The miniseries was written by Richard Price and Steven Zaillian (based on the original Criminal Justice plot by Peter Moffat), and directed by Zaillian and James Marsh. Broadcast on HBO, The Night Of premiered on July 10, 2016, to critical acclaim.
The first episode premiered on June 24, 2016, via HBO’s on-demand services. Jagannathan as Safar Khan, Nasir’s mother. Other casts include. Ben Shenkman as Klein, a sergeant working at 21st precinct, Paul Sparks as Don Taylor, Andrea’s stepfather and Michael K. Williams as Freddy Knight, an influential prisoner at Rikers Island.

Poorna Jagannathan Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul is an American television crime drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. It is a spin-off prequel of Gilligan’s prior series Breaking Bad. Jimmy becomes the lawyer for former beat cop Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks). Dennis Boutsikaris also has a recurring role as Rich Schweikart, the attorney for Sandpiper Crossing.

Poorna Jagannathan Mile 22

Mile 22 is a 2018 American espionage action thriller film directed by Peter Berg and written by Lea Carpenter, from a story by Carpenter and Graham Roland. Jagannathan as Ambassador Dorothy Brady. Terry Kinney also appears as Johnny Porter.

Poorna Jagannathan The Act

The Act is an American true crime anthology drama web television series that premiered on March 20, 2019, on Hulu. Jagannathan is very good in her role as Dr. Chandra.

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