Azad Oommen, the man behind a successful actress, Poorna Jagannathan. Oommen is known as the supportive husband of Never Have I Ever mother (character) Poorna. He has been with Jagannathan throughout her struggling phases and deserves to be with every moment she celebrates as her success/happiness.

Azad’s profession is far from show business, but he has influenced many people and has created a name in philanthropic works. Azad celebrates his birthday on August 2. Unlike his wife Poorna, Azad has kept his family and siblings’ details under the radar as he is not that active on social sites. Watch the details of Oommen’s professional and married life with Poorna in the following sections.

What Profession Does Azad Oommen Hold?

Azad is the co-founder and CEO of Global School Leaders (GSL). GSL is a non-profit organization established in February 2016 in Greater Los Angeles. The company is formed with the mission of spreading education and the importance of education across the globe.

Azad Oommen is the co-founder of the non-profit making organization, Global School Leaders (GSI)
Image: Azad Oommen is the co-founder of the non-profit making organization Global School Leaders (GSI)
Source: Twitter profile @Azad Oommen

GSI “work with funders, governments, and NGOs in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) to strengthen their education systems.” Also, they focused on “student learning outcomes in under-resourced schools across low and middle-income countries through innovative, on-the-job training programs for School Leaders.”

Before creating GSI, Azad served as the founding executive director of the Central Square Foundation (CSF) of New Delhi, India. Also, Oommen has experience working as a director with a philanthropic organization, American India Foundation.

Decade-Long Marital Life With Wife, Poorna Jagannathan

Azad has been getting the limelight through his marital life. He has been blissfully sharing his wedding life with actress Poorna for over a decade. To date, nothing but Oommen and Jagannathan share a cordial marital life supporting one another’s professional careers.

Poorna and Azad have been together since 2001. On February 15, 2022, she shared her experience of her first date with Oommen, saying, “21 years ago, I said “I love u” to him on our FIRST date. I was so embarrassed that those words had spilled out of me, that I said “I love you” to everyone around us at all times so he wouldn’t‘ think he was special.

Azad Oommen and Never Have I Ever actress Poorna Jagannathan tied the wedding knot on January 11, 2003
Snap: Azad Oommen and Never Have I Ever actress Poorna Jagannathan tied the wedding knot on January 11, 2003
Source: Instagram @poornagraphy

Jagannathan added, “We’ve’ built a simple life together but it’s‘ one full of extraordinary beauty. Here’s‘ to deep love. Happy Valentine’s‘ Day everyone.”

Following two years of dating, the former director for the Mickey Leland Hunger Fellows of Congressional Hunger Center Azad and the award-winning actress Poorna exchanged their wedding vow on January 11, 2003. Since then, Poorna and her husband Azad have shared a healthy marital relationship as perfect married pair.

Azad Oommen with his son Anav Oommen (b. 2006)
Picture: Azad Oommen with his son Anav Oommen (b. 2006)
Source: Instagram @poornagraphy

Poorna and Azad are blessed parents of their only son. After three years of marriage, she gave birth to their son Anav Oommen in 2006. The 16-years-old Anav is also getting celebrity recognition like his father, Azad.

Short Info About Poorna Jagannathan

Poorna, of Indian descent, has been actively pursuing her acting career since her early 20s. The actress received a Master of Fine Arts degree in acting from The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. Jagannathan’s acting career rose to the hype in 2016 after she played Safar Khan in the crime drama series The Night Of.

The 49 aged Poorna Jagannathan is known for playing Dr. Nalini Vishwakumar in the teen drama series Never Have I Ever
Image: The 49 aged Poorna Jagannathan is known for playing Dr. Nalini Vishwakumar in the teen drama series Never Have I Ever
Source: Instagram @poornagraphy

Later, in 2017, she appeared as the main character of Larin Inamdar in the psychological thriller drama Gypsy (2017). Likewise, Jagannathan is known for playing Dr. Nalini Vishwakumar in the teen drama series Never Have I Ever.

The 49 aged Poorna has acted in movies and TV shows such as Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Messiah, Ten-Year-Old Tom, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, House of Cards, etc. Similarly, her upcoming projects are Deli Boys, Turtles All the Way Down, and The Out-Laws. Likewise, Poorna is featured in fashion magazines such as Marie Claire, Bazaar, Femina, etc.

The Academic Details Of Azad Oommen

After graduating high school, Azad chooses to study Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS). He enrolled at Georgetown University, Washington D.C, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in International Development Economics in 1995.

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For further education, Oommen attended Princeton University, New Jersey, and received Masters’s degree in Public Affairs in 2001.

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