Poornima Jayaram is an Indian film actress of Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu films. She was a mainstream actress of the 80's. Her pairing with Shankar in Malayalam was a hit.
She is married to Tamil director, actor, producer and script-writer Bhagyaraj and has a son Shantanu Bhagyaraj, who is an actor in his own right. Her daughter Saranya Bhagyaraj debuted in the film Parijatham.