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Poorna Jagannathan

Poorna Jagannathan is an American actress and producer. She is best known for her portrayal of Safar Khan in HBO's Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated show, The Night Of, as well as playing the lead in the Bollywood cult comedy film Delhi Belly. She also initiated and produced the play Nirbhaya, written and directed by Yael Farber, which dealt with breaking the silence about sexual violence. Her play won the 2013 'Amnesty International Award' and was called 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. She was most recently a series regular on Gypsy, a Netflix original series, and part of the ensemble cast for HBO's new anthology series, Room 104, by the Duplass brothers. Her new film, Share, directed by Pippa Bianco and produced by A24, is slated for a 2019 release on HBO. In May 2018, Deadline announced that Jagannathan was joining the cast of the HBO series Big Little Lies, as a new recurring character.

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Dec 22, 1972 In Tunis, Tunisia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 1999-09-20
Latest Project:
Series The Wilds 2020-12-11
Known For
Poster of The Circle
Poster of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Poster of Awake
Poster of The Weather Man
Series The Wilds Rana Jadmani 2020-12-11
Series Messiah Sanjana Mirza 2020-01-01
Series Defending Jacob Elizabeth Vogel 2020-04-24
Series Never Have I Ever Dr. Nalini Vishwakumar 2020-04-27
Movie Share Kerri 2019-07-27
Series The Act Lakshmi Chandra 2019-03-20
Movie The Dead Center Sarah Grey 2019-10-11
Movie An Actor Prepares Dr. Fisher 2018-08-31
Movie Mile 22 Dorothy Brady 2018-08-16
Series Sorry For Your Loss Matt's Psychiatrist 2018-09-18
Movie Carrie Pilby Fliss 2017-03-31
Movie Growing Up Smith Nalini Bhatnagar 2017-02-03
Movie The Circle Dr. Jessica Villalobos 2017-04-27
Series Gypsy Larin Inamdar 2017-06-30
Series Room 104 Divya (voice) 2017-07-28
Movie Daisy Winters Annabel Kumar 2017-10-06
Series The Night Of Safar Khan 2016-07-10
Movie Thanks for Sharing Lili Kazhani 2013-09-19
Movie Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Riyana 2013-05-31
Series The Blacklist Nirah Ahmad 2013-09-23
Movie Delhi Belly Menaka Vashisht 2011-07-01
Movie Peace, Love & Misunderstanding Mira 2011-09-13
Movie Awake Dr. Neyer's Nurse 2007-11-28
Movie The Weather Man NY Pedestrian 2005-10-20
Movie She Hate Me Song's Girlfriend (as Poorna) 2004-07-30
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Maya Samra 1999-09-20