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Poorna Jagannathan

Riddhi Published On Mon May 18 2020   Modified On Mon May 18 2020

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Full NamePoorna Jagannathan
First NamePoorna
Last NameJagannathan
Birth NamePoorna Jagannathan
Birth CityTunis
Birth CountryTunisia
Father NameKrish Krishnan
Father ProfessionIndian diplomat
Mother NameVasantha Krishnan
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseAzad Oommen
No Of Children1
AwardsStardust Award
FilmographyThe Night Of,Big Little Lies,Never Have I Ever,Delhi Belly
EducationUniversity of Maryland
Networth$1 M
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Date of BirthNovember 22,1972
Age47 years
Married Date2003


    Body and Relation Status of Poorna Jagannathan

    What is Poorna Jagannathan marital status ?Married
    How many children does Poorna Jagannathan have ?1
    Who is Poorna Jagannathan married with?Azad Oommen
    When was Poorna Jagannathan married?2003

    Indian-American actress and producer, Poorna Jagannathan is famous for appearing in the HBO's The Night of as Safar Khan and also for her lead role in Bollywood movie, Delhi Belly. Also, she is known for her portrayal in Law & Order, House of Cards, She Hates Me, The Circle, Rescues Me, and so on. 

    She is also the producer of the movie Nirbhaya based on sexual violence, and the film was able to win the Amnesty International Award.


    Poorna Jagannathan was born to Krish Krishnan and Vasantha Krishnan on December 22, 1972, in Tunis, Tunisia. She is originally from India and belongs to Tamil Family. She has an elder sister, Sharada.

    Poorna Jagannathan with her elder sister, Sharada
    Poorna Jagannathan with her elder sister, Sharada

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    As her father was an Indian diplomat, he had to move to different countries. Due to this reason, Poorna grew up in different countries during her childhood days. She lived in countries like Pakistan, Brazil, Ireland, and Argentina. 

    Poorna also enrolled in different colleges and schools. She joined the University of Brasilia and later transferred to the University of Maryland. Later on, she joined The Actor's Studio for her master's degree. 

    Acting Career Since 2004

    Poorna Jagannathan made her acting debut back in 2004 with her role in the TV series, Law & Order. Following this, she appeared in the comedy-drama movie, She Hate Me.

    Some of her notable TV series appearances include Rescue Me, Numbers, Royal Pains, Law & Order, NCIS: Los Angels, Hosue of Cards, The Night Of, Big Little Lies, The Blacklist. Similarly, her TV work includes Awake, The Weather Man, Delhi Belly, Mile 22, Growing Up Smith, Alia's Birth, and so on.

    In 2020, she appeared in the series, Messiah, Never Have I Ever, Defending Jacob among the three series, Never Have I Ever became trendy where she portrayed the character of Nalini and has shared the screen alongside Darren Barnet, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, among others.

    She is all set to appear in the series, Alia's Birth, as Jamie. 

    Awards And Achievements

    • Won Best Supporting Actress at the Stardust Awards for her role in Delhi Belly
    • She was listed as Most Fashionable Women by Cosmopolitan twice.
    • Was listed in the top 10 in Femina’s list of India's 50 most beautiful women.
    • Was listed in Top 50 most powerful women in India by Verve Magazine

    Has $1 Million

    As of 2020, Poorna Jagannathan's net worth is calculated to be around $1 million. The major portion of her worth is from her acting career since 2004. 

    Also, she is the brand ambassador of the PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). She is an animal lover and owns a dog.

    Mother Of One; Married To Azad Oommen

    The 47 years old Poorna Jagannathan is already married. She has shared the wedding vows with her love, Azad Oommen, back in 2003. 

    Poorna Jagannathan with her husband and son
    Poorna Jagannathan with her husband and son

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    The pair have been married for almost 17 years and has shared a strong bond.

    Together the pair have shared a son, Anav Oommen.