Poorna Jagannathan


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Poorna Jagannathan is an actress and producer. She is best known for her portrayal of Safar Khan in the HBO miniseries "The Night Of" as well for her role as Nalini Vishwakumar in the Netflix teen comedy series "Never Have I Ever" by Mindy Kaling. She also initiated, produced and acted in the play "Nirbhaya," written and directed by Yaël Farber, ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Night Of Safar Khan
(2016)
Never Have I Ever Nalini Vishwakumar
(2020-2022)
Big Little Lies Katie Richmond
(2019)
Ramy Salma
(2019)

Filmography

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 2023 The Out-Laws (post-production)
Rehan
 2020-2022 Never Have I Ever (TV Series)
Nalini Vishwakumar
- ...lived the dream (2022) ... Nalini Vishwakumar
- ...had an Indian boyfriend (2022) ... Nalini Vishwakumar
- ...hooked up with my boyfriend (2022) ... Nalini Vishwakumar
- ...cheated (2022) ... Nalini Vishwakumar
- ...had a breakdown (2022) ... Nalini Vishwakumar
 2022 I'll Show You Mine
Priya Sura
 2022 House Comes with a Bird (Short)
Langley
 2021 10-Year-Old Tom (TV Series)
Rahul's Mom
- The Spelling Bee is Rigged/Dakota's Dad (2021) ... Rahul's Mom (voice)
 2021 Alia's Birth
Jamie
 2020 The Wilds (TV Series)
Rana Jadmani
- Day Seven (2020) ... Rana Jadmani
 2020 Defending Jacob (TV Mini Series)
Elizabeth Vogel
- Wishful Thinking (2020) ... Elizabeth Vogel
- Visitors (2020) ... Elizabeth Vogel
- Damage Control (2020) ... Elizabeth Vogel
- Poker Faces (2020) ... Elizabeth Vogel
 2020 Messiah (TV Series)
Sanjana Mirza
- It Came to Pass as It Was Spoken (2020) ... Sanjana Mirza
- We Will Not All Sleep (2020) ... Sanjana Mirza
- Trial (2020) ... Sanjana Mirza
 2019 Big Little Lies (TV Series)
Katie Richmond
- I Want to Know (2019) ... Katie Richmond
- The Bad Mother (2019) ... Katie Richmond
- Kill Me (2019) ... Katie Richmond
 2019 Ramy (TV Series)
Salma
- Saving Mikaela (2019) ... Salma
- Do the Ramadan (2019) ... Salma
 2019 The Act (TV Mini Series)
Dr. Lakshmi Chandra
- Teeth (2019) ... Dr. Lakshmi Chandra
 2019/I Share
Kerri Lundy
 2018 Sorry for Your Loss (TV Series)
Therapist
- 17 Unheard Messages (2018) ... Therapist
 2018 The Dead Center
Sarah Grey
 2018 Better Call Saul (TV Series)
Dr. Maureen Bruckner
- Something Stupid (2018) ... Dr. Maureen Bruckner
- Breathe (2018) ... Dr. Maureen Bruckner
 2018 An Actor Prepares
Dr. Fisher
 2018 Mile 22
Dorothy Brady
 2018 Taken (TV Series)
Judith Chapman
- ACGT (2018) ... Judith Chapman
 2017 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Nirah Ahmad
- The Endling (No. 44) (2017) ... Nirah Ahmad
 2017 Daisy Winters
Annabel Kumar
 2017 Room 104 (TV Series)
Divya
- The Internet (2017) ... Divya (voice)
 2017 Gypsy (TV Series)
Larin Inamdar
- Black Barn (2017) ... Larin Inamdar (credit only)
- Neverland (2017) ... Larin Inamdar
- Marfa (2017) ... Larin Inamdar
- Euphoria (2017) ... Larin Inamdar (credit only)
- Vagabond Hotel (2017) ... Larin Inamdar
 2017 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Maya Samra
- Sanctuary (2017) ... Maya Samra
- American Dream (2017) ... Maya Samra
 2017/I The Circle
Dr. Villalobos
 2017 How to Beat Your Sister-in-Law (at everything) (TV Series)
Teacher
- The Race (2017) ... Teacher
 2016 Carrie Pilby
Fliss
 2016 The Night Of (TV Mini Series)
Safar Khan
- The Call of the Wild (2016) ... Safar Khan
- Ordinary Death (2016) ... Safar Khan
- Samson and Delilah (2016) ... Safar Khan
- The Art of War (2016) ... Safar Khan
- A Dark Crate (2016) ... Safar Khan
 2016 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
Mrs. Jalbani
- Dangerous Curve Ahead (2016) ... Mrs. Jalbani
 2016 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
Dr. Nitya Agarwal
- Core Values (2016) ... Dr. Nitya Agarwal
 2015 Growing Up Smith
Nalini Bhatnagar
 2015 House of Cards (TV Series)
Dr. Lanjawni
- Chapter 27 (2015) ... Dr. Lanjawni
 2013 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Riyana
 2012 Thanks for Sharing
Dr. Kazhani
 2011 Delhi Belly
Menaka
 2010-2011 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Saya
- Fight or Flight (2011) ... Saya
- The Hankover (2010) ... Saya
 2009 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Tech #1
- Con Job (2009) ... Tech #1
 2009 Karma Calling
Quality Control Supervisor
 2008 The Game (TV Series)
Dr. Diamond
- Just the Three of Us (2008) ... Dr. Diamond
 2007 Awake
Dr. Neyer's Nurse
 2007 Montclair
Dr. Blight
 2006 Love Monkey (TV Series)
Director
- Confidence (2006) ... Director
 2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Dr. Sikh
- Blind Spot (2006) ... Dr. Sikh
 2006 Rescue Me (TV Series)
Dr. Klein
- Satisfaction (2006) ... Dr. Klein
 2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Video Game)
Dr. Sikh (voice)
 2005 Modern Day Arranged Marriage (Short)
Suna
 2005 The Weather Man
NY Pedestrian
 2005 Dealbreaker (Short)
Fran's girlfriend
 2005 Starved (TV Series)
PJ
- The Breatharians (2005) ... PJ
 2005 Jonny Zero (TV Series)
Dr. Shamira
- Who's Your Daddy (2005) ... Dr. Shamira
 2004 She Hate Me
Song's Girlfriend (as Poorna)
 2004 Law & Order (TV Series)
Rehana Khemlani
- Veteran's Day (2004) ... Rehana Khemlani
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Poorna

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Spouse:

Azad Oommen  (1 child)

Children:

Anav Oommen

Parents:

Krish Krishnan | Vasantha Krishnan
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Jagannathan was featured among the top 10 in "India's 50 most beautiful women" in Femina, India's largest lifestyle magazine. See more »

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