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Poorna Jagannathan

Poorna Jagannathan

Poorna Jagannathan (born December 22, 1972) is an Indian-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".She is currently a series regular on Mindy Kaling's new show "Never Have I Ever" which is slated for a 2020 release on Netflix. She was previously a series regular on Gypsy, 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, was released in 2019 on HBO.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.

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