Poornima Bhagyaraj was born in Tamil Nadu, India. She is an Indian film actress. She has been working in Tamil and Malayalam films. Apart from Tamil and Malayalam films, she has done two Hindi films – Paheli and Dillagi. She was also a part of a Telugu film - Mantri Gari Viyyankudu. She was a leading actress of her times from 1980–1985. Poornima’s on-screen pairing with actor Mohan in Tamil and Shankar in Malayalam was a uber-hit.

She got married to K. Bhagyaraj, who is a Tamil director, actor, producer and scriptwriter on February 7, 1984. They have a daughter Saranya and a son Shantanu. She willingly moved out of acting in films before getting married to K. Bhagyaraj. She won awards like Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Payanangal Mudivathillai, Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Olangal by Filmfare Awards South and Best Actress for Manjil Virinja Pookkal by Kerala Film State Awards.

After many years, she made a comeback in Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer playing the role of a mother. She also owns a boutique named Shree Ethnic Trends and Bridal Lounge in Nungambakkam, Chennai. She says, “I have always been a Fashionista. Saris and anything in silk are my favorites”. Poornima has been designing wedding saris, custom-made blouses, and salwar. Poornima’s collection of designer blouses is on display at Meena Fashion Expo.

Poorni Tamil Actress


Annapoorani, also popularly known as Poorni, is an actress, an engineer and a VJ from Madurai, a major city in Tamil Nadu. She holds a BTech degree from the University of SASTRA, Tanjore, the historical city of Tamil Nadu. Poorni started off her career by hosting several shows in SUN Music. She has also hosted many shows for Raj Music, Captain TV, Vasanth TV and Mega TV. She also acted in a famous serial in SUN TV of the comedy genre, Mama Mapila. Poorni also featured in many magazines like Kumgumam, Ananda Vikatan, and Surya Kathir. She is also a common face in many advertisements. In 2010, she won Miss Photogenic and Miss Chinnathirai. It is a beauty contest conducted for small screen actresses. Miss Chinnathirai is not like usual pageants where size zero models walk the ramp, many attractive women from the small screen (serial and TV shows) rock the ramp with confidence. There are awards in different categories, such as best physique, best eyes, best complexion, best smile, best hair, best cat walker and best talent. Alongside famous actors like Santhanam and Arya, Annapoorani did the supporting role in the movie, Boss Engira Bhaskaran. Poorni portrayed the character of a blind woman. T he movie, Boss Engira Bhaskaran revolves around a happy go lucky guy, Bhaskaran, who lives a simple life and is unemployed. He neglects his future and career. Bhaskaran meets Chandrika, a young girl with whom he falls in deep love. This way he decides to change his lifestyle completely, all in pursuit of marrying her. The tagline called Nanbenda got viral post release. The movie released in September 2010 to positive reviews at the box office. Currently, Poorni is working as an engineer in an MNC in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She has acted in many serials like Ramanujar, Maamamaapla, Pasamalar, Paraasakthi, Mahabaratham, Sondha Bandham, Devadhai, Mohini and Maragatha Veenai.