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The Makings of Actor Poorna Jagannathan

Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso

This week, we return to our studio with actor Poorna Jagannathan! She reflects on the making of Never Have I Ever (5:16), a realization at thirty that changed the trajectory of her career (6:54), and how she initially processed the absence of complex roles for South Asian actors (11:37). Then, we walk through Poorna’s work in Bollywood (20:45) and the devastating event that propelled her and theatre director Yaël Farber to join forces on Nirbhaya, a testimonial piece highlighting true stories of sexual and gender-based violence survivors (22:07). She recounts her experience performing the play and its immediate political impact in India (31:21). As we close, Poorna revisits the conversation around her role as Big Little Lies lawyer Katie Richmond (38:07), the visibility and connection that Never Have I Ever provides for young audiences (41:59), and her hope for the road ahead (46:53).  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


22 Aug 2021

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Amanpour: Briana Scurry, Julia Gillard, Never Have I Ever actress: Poorna Jagannathan


An Olympic opening ceremony like you've never seen before. No fans and athletes marching in masks around a mostly empty stadium. We speak to CNN's Selina Wang for the latest on the ground from Tokyo. Also joining the Olympic conversation is two-time U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Briana Scurry. In the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, women count for almost half of the Olympic athletes, more than ever in the history of the games. Former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard will be attending the Global Education Summit and she discusses on the importance of keeping girls in education. And finally, actress Poorna Jagannathan in the Netflix hit series, 'Never Have I Ever,' on the issue of why diversity matters in the film industry.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


23 Jul 2021

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Poorna Jagannathan

The Space Makers Podcast

Poorna Jagannathan is an award-winning South Asian actress and activist (Amnesty International Freedom of Expression, L’oreal Femina Women Award and Stardust) who joined me to swoon over the individuals that carved a way for her in the film and television industry.


22 Jul 2021

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The Hollywood Adventures of an Indian Actor ft. Poorna Jagannathan, Actor & Producer

This Round Is On Me with Gauri Devidayal

Some actors leave a mark on you because they are so good, so different and so versatile. Poorna Jagannathan was first seen in Delhi Belly, and we could never forget her. And to our surprise, when she came on the screen in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, even for a few minutes, we were so happy to see her and remembered her! And now she is winning hearts with her role as the Desi NRI mum with a difficult teenage daughter in Netflix's series 'Never Have I Ever', the second season of which drops on 15th July 2021. On this round, Gauri Devidayal is joined by Actor-Producer Poorna Jagannathan to talk about her experiences in Hollywood and Bollywood, leaving behind a career in Market research, landing the role in Delhi Belly and life post that, getting inspired by Suhasini ManiRatnam, working with Mindy Kaling in Never Have I Ever and much more. You can follow Poorna as @poornagraphy on Instagram. Find the trailer of the second season of Never Have I Ever here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FakCjoNnxik)In good news, 'The Table' has been nominated for 'India's Best Restaurant 2021' at the World Culinary Awards. You can vote here:(https://worldculinaryawards.com/award/india-best-restaurant/2021)You can follow Gauri on Instagram: @gauridevidayalhttps://instagram.com/gauridevidayalTwitter: @gauridetailswww.twitter.com/@gauridetails/You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: IVM Podcasts - Apps on Google Play or iOS: ‎IVM Podcasts, or any other podcast app.You can check out our website at https://shows.ivmpodcasts.com/featured

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23 Jun 2021

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Names and Netflix's Never Have I Ever with Poorna Jagannathan

Brown Mom with Raakhee Mirchandani

Never did I ever think that we'd be kicking off Brown Mom with Poorna Jagannathan. Poorna is all of the good things: an actor, a producer, a supporter, a mama and a friend. She stops by to talk about names, working for Mindy Kaling and what it felt like on that beautiful brown set of Netflix's Never Have I Ever.  Follow Poorna on Twtitter @PoornaJags Follow Poorna on Instagram @Poornagraphy_ Follow Brown Mom on social media:  @Raakstar on Twitter @RaakstarWrites on Instagram And if you liked the episode, leave us a review. Didn't like it? Keep that noise to yourself!


10 Nov 2020

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Poorna Jagannathan - Dear Friend, I'm Ready

What Are Friends For

Ep 216: Hey, it’s Pallavi. We’re doing things a little different this week at WAFF. What you’re going to hear in this week’s episode is my personal story and experience with sexual assault. So as much as we appreciate and adore you, our listeners, for your continued support, please proceed with caution as the details we discuss may be triggering.I used a lot of tools to get me to this point of talking about it openly. Therapy, counseling, meditation, massage, acupuncture, exercise, you name it. But the most powerful tool….the thing that got me to this moment was talking about it with my friends and my husband. My chosen family. Which then gave me the courage to talk to my given family. And that gave me the courage to record this episode with my dear friends Gabrielle Ruiz and Poorna Jagannathan, who is our guestfriend this week.The biggest lesson I’ve learned in the 20 years that I’ve kept this secret, is that this is not my burden to bear. And what happened to me is not my fault. But I wasn’t going to get through it without asking for and seeking help, both professionally and communally. So if my story resonates with you, please know that you are not alone. It’s ok to need help. It’s more than ok and vital to seek the help of a mental health professional. And asking your friends and family for support and safety, is imperative. It's everything.To find help and resources or to take action on ending sexual violence and rape culture, visit http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/learn.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/whatarefriendsfor/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/whatarefriendsfor/supportSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/waffpodcast)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


16 Sep 2020

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Who Run The World? — Interview with Poorna Jagannathan

The Chaat Room

We couldn't be more thrilled to speak with actress Poorna Jagannathan, who currently stars in Mindy Kaling & Lang Fisher's new Netflix series "Never Have I Ever." She tells us about her path from advertising to acting, her short but iconic time in Bollywood, and what it's like to be on a series with so much South Asian representation in front of and behind the scenes. We also touch on her empowering work as an outspoken advocate against gender discrimination and sexual violence.Basically we're obsessed with her, and by the end of this episode, you probably will be, too. Enjoy!


27 Apr 2020

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Still Watching Big Little Lies: "I Want To Know" with Poorna Jagannathan

Still Watching Succession Season 3

Joanna Robinson and Richard Lawson discuss "I Want to Know" the seventh and final episode second season of Big Little Lies on HBOThis week in Monterey - things wrap up for all of moms as Ziggy has advice for Jane, Madeline finds a solution to her marriage, Renata finally loses it, Bonnie cracks, and Celeste finally faces down Mary Louise in the courtroom. This week's guest interview is with is actress Poorna Jagannathan who plays Celeste's lawyer Katie Richmond in the second season of Big Little Lies.This week's interview begins at 57 minutes and 3 seconds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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22 Jul 2019

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Ep. 08: Big Little Lies: The Poorna Jagannathan interview

Mr and Mrs Binge-Watch

Janice and Aniruddha invite their first guest on ‘Mr & Mrs Binge-watch’ - actor Poorna Jagannathan, who’s just joined the cast of ‘Big Little Lies’. Poorna speaks to the duo about sharing the frame with heavyweights like Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman and how she feared she would be fired from the show after her disastrous table read with the cast. Poorna weighs in on her work in critically-acclaimed shows, ’The Night Of’ and ‘Ramy’, and the perception of Indian actors among American showrunners and creators. She also talks about TV series she binge-watched and loved recently. Tune in. You can follow them on Instagram and Twitter: Janice Sequeira @janiceseq85 Aniruddha Guha @aniguha You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app. You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/


18 Jul 2019

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Get to Know Poorna Jagannathan

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Poorna Jagannathan who narrated the previous episode about the life of Mary Kom. Poorna reveals how her own parents found out about her acting career, her role of a lifetime and where she's happiest.Sponsored by:www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase!About Poorna:Poorna Jagannathan is an award-winning actress and producer. Critically acclaimed for her performance on HBO's "The Night Of," Jagannathan will soon be seen in season 2 of HBO's "Big Little Lies," and on Hulu's two most anticipated shows of 2019: "The Act" and "Ramy."Her past work on HBO's "Room 104" and AMC's Better Call Saul" garnered critical attention and some of her recent film credits include A24's "Share," directed by Pippa Bianco, Peter Berg's “Mile 22,” and Aamir Kahn’s trailblazing Bollywood comedy, “Delhi Belly,” for which she won a Stardust and a L’Oreal Femina award for best supporting actress.Jagannathan is the winner of the 2013 Amnesty International Award for the play “Nirbhaya” by Yael Farber, which she initiated, produced and acted in. The play was called by The Telegraph as “One of the most powerful pieces of theater you’ll ever see."Credits:This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer.


12 Mar 2019