Poorna Jagannathan (born December 22, 1972) is an American actress and producer of Indian descent. She is best known for her portrayal of Safar Khan in the HBO miniseries 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 Yaël Farber, which dealt with breaking the silence about sexual violence. Nirbhaya 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".Jagannathan is currently a series regular in the Netflix teen comedy series Never Have I Ever, and is recurring in the Apple TV+ crime drama miniseries Defending Jacob. Jagannathan was previously a series regular in the Netflix psychological thriller series Gypsy, and part of the ensemble cast for HBO's anthology series, Room 104. Jagannathan also starred in the film Share, which was directed by Pippa Bianco and produced by A24. Share 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.