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Poorna Net Worth, Measurements, Birthday, Height, weight, Age, Family Facts & Life Story

Shamima Poorna is a popular name in Hollywood. Poorna means “one who sings”. Her real name is Chandrakala Poorna. She has appeared in some of the most popular films of recent years, including Kill Bill and Happy Death Day.

Poorna was born in 1969 in Kolkata, India. She was a pupil of the then Ashoka University and went on to study dance at the Central University of Film in Delhi. After this she joined the chorus of “Bhar Ka Killa” with her partner Manish Malhotra. After several years she began to focus on performing as an actress in films. In her early films she was mainly known as an actress and later changed her name to Poorna after appearing in her first Hindi film “Chhota Hata”.

Poorna’s real name is Chandrakala Poorna and she was educated in both English and Tamil at school. She has been described as a highly talented and charming Indian film actress who has a natural beauty which comes from her birthright. At various times in her career she has portrayed a beautiful and sultry dancer, a brave soldier, an innocent courtesan and a dark and dangerous assassin. Her most well-known role is that of Naveen in Rajneeti, which won her the Film Farewell Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Name – Shamna Kasim

Nick Name – Shamna

Other Names – Poorna, Chinnaty

Date of Birth – 23/01/1989

Age – 30 years (2019)

Birth Place – Kannur, Kerala, India

Profession – Indian Film Actress, Model, and Dancer

Father – Kassim

Mother – Ramla Beevi

Brother – Shanavas Kasim

Sisters – Shaina Kasim, Sheriffa Kasim, Arifa Kasim

Nationality – Indian

Religion – Islam

Ethnicity – Asian / Indian

School – Ursuline Senior Secondary School (Kannur), St. Teresa’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School (Kannur)

College University – Not Known

Education – Bachelor of Arts (By Correspondence)

Sun Sign / Zodiac Sign – Aquarius

Debut Film – Manju Poloru Penkutty (Malayalam, 2004), Sri Mahalakshmi (Telugu, 2007)

Poorna has also acted in some stage shows, including Kismet Konnection, Smile, Bombay, and Abhishek Kiya. She has also choreographed dance routines for different movies and choreographed music for some others. As an actress she has performed at the Hollywood Film Festival, Seattle International Dance Festival and numerous others.

Poorna first appeared in four Telugu films before her big break in the world of cinema. She has gone on to play very important and popular characters in many more films and has continued to go on to play the lead role in some very popular movies. However, her biggest success so far has been in the science-fiction action-adventure series, Narcoid with Arundhati Arjun. This series of three films has made Poorna a superstar not only in Telugu but also in India and the world over.

Poorna has not only been able to succeed in Bollywood but has also moved into screenwriting and producing. She has written for some of India’s most popular writers/ directors like Karan Johar and Anushka Shetty, as well as working as a producer on some films. Some of her best known works include Jai Keurrty’s Mankatha, which were later turned into a stage play, and her contribution to Ram Gopal Varma’s Ashok Kannada. Poorna is currently appearing in an upcoming science-fiction action film called Mankatha. If she is able to carry off this role with flying colours, then she will be a star in her own right.


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