Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 21

Birthday 1972-12-22

Place of Birth Tunis, Tunisia

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 The Dead Center as Sarah Grey
2019 Share as Kerri
2018 Sorry For Your Loss (1 episode) as Matt's Psychiatrist
2018 An Actor Prepares as Dr. Fisher
2018 Mile 22 as Dorothy Brady
2017 Daisy Winters as Annabel Kumar
2017 Room 104 (1 episode) as Divya (voice)
2017 Gypsy (10 episodes) as Larin Inamdar
2017 The Circle as Dr. Jessica Villalobos
2017 Carrie Pilby as Fliss
2017 Growing Up Smith as Nalini Bhatnagar
2016 The Night Of (8 episodes) as Safar Khan
2015 Better Call Saul (10 episodes) as Maureen Bruckner
2013 The Blacklist (1 episode) as Nirah Ahmad
2013 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani as Riyana
2012 Thanks for Sharing as Lili Kazhani
2011 Peace, Love & Misunderstanding as Mira
2011 Delhi Belly as Menaka Vashisht
2007 Awake as Dr. Neyer's Nurse
2005 The Weather Man as NY Pedestrian
2004 She Hate Me

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