Born: Tunis, Tunisia
Poorna Jagannathan is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Safar Khan in HBO's The Night Of, as well as playing the unconventional lead in the Bollywood film Delhi Belly. She also initiated and produced the play Nirbhaya, written and directed by Yael Farber, which dealt with breaking the silence around 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". 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. She is currently a series regular on Gypsy, an upcoming show on Netflix and part of the ensemble cast for HBO's new show, Room 104 by Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass.
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