23 May 1989 
Kannur, Kerala, India
|Other names||Poorna, Chinnaty|
|Parent(s)||Kassim, Ramla Beevi|
Shamna Kasim, also known by the stage name Poorna, is an Indian film actress and model. She started her career as a classical dancer and got into media when she was participating at the reality-based dance competition Super Dancer on Amrita TV. She made her acting debut in the 2004 Malayalam film Manju Poloru Penkutty and went on to play minor supporting roles in a couple of unsuccessful films. She played her first major role in her debut Telugu film Sri Mahalakshmi, while playing the lead female character in her first Tamil film, Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu.
She was born as the youngest of five children in a Muslim family to Kassim and Ramla Beevi on 23 May 1989 at Kannur, Kerala. She did her high school studies from Ursuline Senior Secondary School, Kannur and later moved to St. Teresas, Kannur to concentrate more on her dancing skills. She has four siblings: Sheriffa, Arifa, Shanavas and Shaina. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts in English by correspondence. Currently she resides at Kochi, Kerala. She is a dancer in all types of stage shows.
In the mid 2010s, Poorna appeared in a series of films where she portrayed a ghost, with The Hindu labelling her as "the ghost queen of Telugu films". She won critical acclaim for her roles in Avunu (2012) and the sequel Avunu 2 (2014), which led to film makers wanting to cast her in horror films. She turned down several similar scripts, before winning further acclaim for her role as a ghost in Raju Garu Gadhi (2015), which became a surprise sleeper hit at the box office.
|2004||Manju Poloru Penkutty||Dhanya||Malayalam|
|Bhargavacharitham Moonam Khandam||Radhika||Malayalam|
|2007||Sri Mahalakshmi||Sri Mahalakshmi||Telugu|
|Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu||Madhumitha||Tamil|
|9 KK Road||Rosemary||Malayalam|
|2011||Aadu Puli||Anjali Thillainayagam||Tamil|
|2013||Aaru Sundarimaarude Katha||Meena Sreekumar||Malayalam|
|Jannal Oram||Nirmala David||Tamil|
|Rajadhi Raja||Malayalam||Special appearance|
|Appa Takkaru||Tamil||Special appearance|
|Mama Manchu Alludu Kanchu||Shruthi Naidu||Telugu|
|2016||Jayammu Nischayammu Raa||Rani||Telugu|
|Manal Kayiru 2||Nisha||Tamil|
|Sathuranga Vettai 2||Tamil||Filming|
Aarppo erro ( Kairali TV) as judge
- |Spouse = Mirchi Hemanth Reel moves - Thiruvananthapuram. The Hindu (21 April 2012). Retrieved on 30 December 2015.
-  Retrieved 8 July 2014.[dead link]
- "ചട്ടക്കാരി മനസ്സുതുറക്കുന്നു". mathrubhumi.com. 28 September 2012. Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
- "Gopika doesn't want to get old". 17 May 2008. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2008.
- തെന്നിന്ത്യയുടെ പൂർണയായി മലയാളത്തിന്റെ സ്വന്തം ഷംന കാസിം | മലയാളം ഇ മാഗസിൻ.കോം. Malayalam Online magazine (12 January 2013).
- Search for variety: Poorna. The Hindu (21 November 2015). Retrieved on 30 December 2015.