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Poorna Jagannathan Biography

Birth Place:
Tunis, Tunisia
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • Was raised, between several countries including Argentina, Ireland, Pakistan, and Brazil
  • Worked in the advertising industry for many years before pursuing her career as an actress
  • Founded her own brand consulting firm called Cowgirls and Indians
  • In 2011, she made her debut in Bollywood
  • Is fluent in Tamil, Hindi, English, Spanish, and Portuguese
  • Is an ambassador for PETA India
  • In 2021, she helped raise funds for the GiveIndia Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed to provide healthcare to underprivileged communities in India


  • 2012Stardust Awards-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 2012Screen Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2012Screen Awards-Most Promising Newcomer - Female: nominated
  • 2012Zee Cine Awards-Best Female Debut: nominated


  • Azad Oommen -- Husband