Poorna Jagannathan (Actress) Height, Weight, Age, Family, Biography & More

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Poorna Jagannathan (Actress) Height, Weight, Date of Birth, Age, Wiki, Biography, Family and More

Poorna Jagannathan is an American television and movie actress & producer of Indian origin. She has popularly known for her role in the Netflix teen comedy series Never Have I Ever as Nalini Vishwakumar. She has worked in the Hindi entertainment industry. In 2014, she got ranked by Verve magazine as one of India’s 50 most powerful women. She has also been titled Asia’s Most Influential Women in 2021. She played Nirbhaya and won the Amnesty International Award in 2013.

Birth & Early Life

Poorna Jagannathan was born on December 22, 1972, in Tunis, Tunisia. She is the daughter of Indian diplomats Krish Krishnan and Vasantha Krishnan. She grew up in various countries including Pakistan, Ireland, India, Brazil, and Argentina.

Poorna completed her graduation from the University of Brasilia and the University of Maryland College Park. She enrolled herself at Actors Studio Drama School of Pace University but she dropped out after her first year.

Before starting her career in acting, she had worked for 15 years working for advertising agencies like Deutsg Inc, Ogilvy, and TBWA\\Worldwide. She also has her own consultancy company named Cowgirls and Indians.



Real NamePoorna Jagannathan
ProfessionActress & Producer
Date of Birth22 December 1972
Age51 Years
Birth PlaceTunis, Tunisia
Home TownDelhi, India
FamilyMother: Vasantha Krishnan
Poorna Jagannathan with mother
Father: Krish Krishnan
Sister: Sharada Krishnan
Brother: Sean T. Krishnan
Husband: Azad Oommen
AddressLos Angeles, United States
Poorna Jagannathan (Actress)



Poorna started her career with the comedy-drama film She Hate Me as Song’s Girlfriend in 2004. In 2005, she acted in the comedy-drama movie The Weather Man as NY Pedestrian. She played the role of Menaka Vashisht in the 2011 action-comedy movie Delhi Belly. The film got remade in Tamil as Settai. Poorna debuted with the television legal-drama series Law & Order as Rehana Khemlani in 2004.

She got cast in the comedy-drama series Rescue Me as Dr. Klein in 2006. In 2016, she starred in the crime-drama mini-series The Night Of as Safar Khan. In 2013, she became part of the Bollywood superhit movie Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani as Riana Sarai starring opposite to Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.

In 2018, Poorna was featured in the action-thriller movie Mile 22 as Ambassador Dorothy Brady. She appeared in the drama film Share as Kerri Lundy in 2019, based on the short movie of Bianco of the same name. She performed in the drama movie Alia’s Birth as Jaime in 2021.


In 2017, Poorna essayed the role of a divorced therapist Larin Inamdar in the drama serial Gypsy. She subsequently appeared in the 2020 crime-drama series Defending Jacob as Elizabeth Vogel. She starred in the comedy-drama series Never Have I Ever as Dr. Nalini Vishwakumar aired on Netflix in 2020. She did a Netflix comedy film, The Out Laws as Rehan in 2022. 

Education Details and More

SchoolSardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi
CollegeUniversity of Brasilia, Brazil
University of Maryland, College Park
The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, New York
Educational QualificationBA with a Major in Journalism and a Minor in theatre
Master of Fine Arts
DebutTelevision: Law & Order (2004)
Law & Order LA
Film: She Hate Me (Hollywood, 2004)
She Hates me
Delhi Belly (Bollywood; 2011)
Delhi Belly (2011)
Awards• Annual Kamala Pasand Max Stardust Awards (2014)
• Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award (2013)
• Scotsman Fringe First Award (2013)
• Herald Angel Award (2013)
• L’oreal Femina Women (2012)
Poorna Jagannathan (Actress)

Personal Life

Poorna Jagannathan tied the knot with her long-term boyfriend Azad Oommen in the year 2003. The couples are proud parents of a son. She shares a very tight bond with her family and enjoys spending time with them, more specifically with her siblings Sean T. Krishnan and Sharada.

Physical Stats and More

HeightIn Feet: 5′ 6″ ft
In Meter: 1.69 m
WeightIn Pound: 132 lbs
In Kilogram: 60 Kg
Figure Measurement32-28-32
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
HobbiesReading, Writing, Theatre plays & Watching Movies
Poorna Jagannathan (Actress)

Marital Status and More

Marital StatusMarried
BoyfriendsAzad Oommen  (m. 2003)
Poorna Jagannathan with husband
Net WorthUSD 200-500 K
Poorna Jagannathan (Actress)

Social Media Presence

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Some Facts About Poorna Jagannathan

  • Poorna Jagannathan was born in Tunis, Tunisia.
  • She is the winner of the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2013. 
  • In 2012, She received L’Oreal Femina Women Awards for her breakthrough performance in Delhi Belly. 
  • Vogue added her to the list of the most elegant women in the years 2012, 2014, and 2015.
  • Poorna is the brand ambassador of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). 
  • The actress is very close to her mother.
  • She was named among the top 100 Most Impactful Asians in 2021 and 2022 by Goldhouse.
  • Poorna has been covered in numerous publications like Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Grazia.
  • She can speak Hindi, English, Tamil, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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