Poorna Jagannathan is an actress and model from America. She is a very talented girl who mostly works in TV series, web series, and movies.  She also appeared in Indian movies and has also been a part of many events and theatre plays.


Poorna Jagannathan Wiki/Biography

The actress was brought into existence in 1972 in Tunis, Tunisia. She belongs to an Indo-American family in Tunis. She traveled across the world with his family, since her childhood. She did her early schooling at Sardar Patel Vidhyalaya. After that, she enrolled herself at the University of Brasilia in Brazil where she completed her higher studies. She completed her graduation from the University of Maryland, College Park in journalism.

Poorna completed her master’s degree in Fine Arts from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. She left the University in the first year and after that, she learned to act from her mentor Elizabeth Camp. Since childhood, she was very passionate about acting and theatres and also wanted to become a successful actress in the future.

Siblings, Family, and Friends

The actress belongs to a well-educated family, her father Jagannathan who is an Indian Diplomat and works for the Indian Government. Not much information is available about her mother. She also has one elder sibling her brother Sean T. Krishnan.  The actress is very close to her family and loves to spend time with them.

The actress’s marital status is married. She married her long-term boyfriend Aazad Oommen back in 2003. The couple looks cute together and is also blessed with a baby boy. Currently, they are living happily in America.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx) in centimeters: 172 cm
in meters: 1.72 m
in feet inches: 5’ 6”
Weight (approx) in kilograms: 60 kg
in pounds: 126 lbs
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

The actress is a hot and gorgeous lady. She owns a beautiful and perfect-shaped body, her body type is hourglass slim and her figure measurements are 33-25-35 inches. She is 5’6 feet tall and her weight is nearly 60 Kg.

She is a fitness freak and maintains a proper diet schedule with regular gym workouts to keep her fit and perfectly shaped. She has beautiful, curly, long black hair and beautiful black color eyes.


The actress started her career with theatres and initially did small roles in movies like “She Hates Me”, “The Weather Man”, and others.

In 2004 she made her debut in the TV industry with the American TV show “Law and Order”, lately in 2004 she made her big-screen debut with the movie “She Hates Me”. After that, she has appeared in many movies and TV series like “Awake” in 2007, “Starved”, “Love Monkey”, “Rescue Me”, “The Numbers”, and many more.

The actress made her Bollywood debut in 2011 with the movie “Delhi Belly”, she appeared in the movies as a lead actress alongside Imran Khan, Kunal Roy, and many other actors. With this movie, she gained a huge appreciation and fan following. She also appeared in the blockbuster Bollywood movie “Ye Jawaani He Deewani” in this movie she appeared for a short role only.

After that, she moved back to America and appeared in the TV drama “Peace: Love and Understanding”, and “Thanks for Sharing”.  Since then she appeared in many other TV shows and movies like “The Night Of”, “NCIS Los Angeles”, “House of Cards” in 2016 and “Gypsy”, “The Circle”, “Taken”, “Better Call Saul”, and many others in 2017.

The actress appeared in so many famous movies and TV shows in America as well as in India, apart from these she also performed at theatres and also on the digital platform.

She made her web series debut with the web series “Never Have I Ever”. She gained huge popularity with her acting in this series. Poorna is active in the industry since 2001 and still, she has many movie names under her name like “Alia’s birth”, “Messiah”, and “Defending Jacob”.

Poorna’s play “Nirbhaya” also plays a significant role in her career, this play bagged Amnesty International Award in 2013. She has also appeared in many popular magazines like “Vogue”, “Grazia”, “Bazaar”, “Femina”, and many other popular magazines.

Facts and Information

  • In many interviews, the actress revealed a moment of her life when she appeared in the top 10 of Femina Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful Women in India.
  • She also revealed her hobbies like she loves to play with animals and is also a brand ambassador of PETA (People For Ethical Treatment Of Animals).
  • She loves to do the shopping and sing in her leisure time. Also, she likes to travel with her family and friends, she has traveled across the globe in countries like India, Pakistan, Brazil, Ireland, Argentina, and America.
  • Poorna is also very active on social media as she keeps posting her latest photos and updates over her social media account and connecting with her huge number of followers.
  • She likes Indian food and mainly spicy Indian food and her food habit is non-vegetarian. Her favorite destination is also India.