Poorna Jagannathan Biography
(Actress and Producer Best Known for Her Role as ‘Safar Khan’ in the TV Series ‘The Night Of’)
Birthday: December 22, 1972 (Capricorn)
Born In: Tunis, Tunisia
Poorna Jagannathan is an American actress and producer. She is best recognized for playing the role of Safar Khan in HBO's ‘The Night Of’ and for appearing as an unconventional lead in the Bollywood movie ‘Delhi Belly’. Besides these, she has acted in several other films and dramas including ‘Law & Order’, ‘She Hate Me’, ‘Rescue Me’, ‘House of Cards’, ‘Gypsy’ and ‘The Circle’, to name a few. Jagannathan has also produced the 2013 Amnesty International Award winning play ‘Nirbhaya’ which is based on opposing sexual violence. The actress cum producer has won numerous awards and honours in her entertainment career. She won the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ award at the Stardust Awards for ‘Delhi Belly’ and was the ‘Winner of Breakthrough Performance’ at the L'Oreal Femina Women Awards 2012. The American star was ranked twice as one of the ‘Most Fashionable Women’ by ‘Cosmopolitan.’ She was also featured among the top 10 in Femina’s list of "India's 50 most beautiful women". Jagannathan was once named one of the “12 women from East impacting the Western cinema” by Italian ‘Marie Claire.’ She also holds a place in Verve Magazine’s list of “Top 50 most powerful women in India”.