Poorna Jagannathan

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Actress (1972)
Tue Jul 20 2021
By   Selena

Poorna Jagannathan is an American actress who first came into the limelight as ‘Safar Khan’ on the HBO miniseries ‘The Night Of’. However, she earned acclaims all over the world for her main role Nalini Vishwakumar in the hit Netflix series, Never Have I Ever by Mindy Kaling.

The veteran actress has 2 decades of experience as an actress and has worked in various award-winning shows. Starting as a theatre actress, she has slowly established herself on the big screen. Moreover, she was named among the top 50 most powerful women of India in 2014.

Who is Poorna Jagannathan Married Too? 

The 48 years old Poorna Jagannathan has been married since 2003. In fact, she is in a loving marriage with her long-time partner and husband Azad Oommen for over 18 years. He is a Co-Founder of Global School Leaders. 

Poorna Jagannathan and Her Husband Of 18 Years Azad Oommen
Picture: Poorna Jagannathan and Her Husband Of 18 Years Azad Oommen
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The pair had dated for quite a few years before they tied the knot on January 11, 2003, in a private ceremony. Azad is a supportive husband and accompanies her to every event. He also seems to support her in every decision she makes. The pair have shared almost 20 years together.

During their time together, they have been seen each other’s professional success. In fact, Azad has seen his wife receive numerous accolades for her work on cinema and TV. In addition, they have one son named Anav Oommen.

Other than this, there is no information about Poorna’s past relationships. She might have had other partners in the past but the details are not yet in the public domain. 

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What is Poorna Jagannathan Net Worth?

The 169 cm tall Poorna Jagannatha has been working in show business since 2001, in that time she has managed to accrue a net worth of more than $2 million as per online sources. She was a theatre actor and amassed a lot of acting skills on stage before stepping up to the screen. 

She has played intriguing characters on international shows which have only increased her fame worldwide. Some of her well-known shows include ‘Gypsy’, big little lies, ‘The Night Of’, ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, etc. 

Poorna Jagannathan as Dr. Nalini Vishwakumar in Never Have I Ever 
Photo: Poorna Jagannathan Portrayed as Dr. Nalini Vishwakumar in Never Have I Ever 
Source: Vogue India

As per sources, Never Have I Ever star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi Vishwakumar took $200 thousand per episode in the first season. So we can assume that Jagannathan must have earned at least $100 thousand per episode for her main role in the show.

It stars Richa Moorjani as Kamala Nandiwadal, Jaren Lewison as Ben Gross, Darren Barnet as Paxton Hall-Yoshida, etc. Her journey has hit new highs in the new decade as she has multiple hit shows on-air at the same time. 

On the other hand, her movies credits are She Hate Me, Growing Up Smith, The Circle, Share, Alia's Birth and more.

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Poorna Jagannathan: Early Life, Bio And Wiki 

The critically acclaimed actress Poorna Jagannathan was born on 22nd December 1972, in Tunis, Tunisia. She travelled all around the world as her father, Krish Krishnan was an Indian diplomat and her mother's name is Vasantha Krishnan.

Poorna has one brother named Sean T. Krishnan, who is also an Actor. Moreover, she picked up Tamil, English, Spanish, and Portuguese at an early age. 

Poorna Jagannathan With Her Parents
Poorna Jagannathan With Her Parents
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She pursued a journalism degree and graduated after which she started learning acting. She got a chance to study acting at the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. She was mentored by Elizabeth Kemp, and she learned under her even after she dropped out from her master’s program. 

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