Jagannatha Varma

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K. N. Jagannatha Varma
Born (1939-05-01)1 May 1939
Cherthala, Kerala, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Police Officer ‍, Movie Actor, Kathakali Artist
Parent(s) Kerala Varma Thampuran, Ambalika

K. N. Jagannatha Varma (born 1 May 1939) is an actor in Malayalam film and Television serial. He is also an accomplished Kathakali artist. His son Manu Varma also a recognized artist and his son-in-law Viji Thampi is a well-known film director.[1] He acted in a number of Malayalam movies performing stereotypical roles of a senior police officer, judge or a priest. Some of his noted roles were in movies New Delhi, Lelam and Pathram.

Varma joined the Kerala Police Force in 1963, before getting active in movies. He retired from Kerala Police as an S.P. (Superintendent of police).[2] Varma is an accomplished Kathakali artist, having mastered the art from Pallippuram Gopalan Nair Asan. He is also a percussionist, learned the art from Kalamandalam Raman Namboothiri after retiring from Govenrment service. His younger brother K. N. Surendranatha Varma, a retired college professor, is also a Kathakali artist.

Family[edit]

He is born as third among five children to Thekkedathu Kovilakam Kerala Varma Thampuran and Kattunkal Kovilakam Ambalika at Varanad, Cherthala, Kerala. He has four siblings: Raveendranath, Malleenath, Surendranath and Prabhavathi. He had his primary education from Muriyanat School, Cherthala Boys high School, Sanadhana Darma College, Alappuzha and graduated from M.G. College with Zoology, Botany as Main subject.[3] He is married to Santha Varma, who is from Anjerimadom, Thrissur. The couple have a son Manu Varma, who is an accomplished Television actor, and a daughter Priya. Famous Malayalam movie director Viji Thampi is his Son-in-law.[4]

Filmography[edit]

  1. Dolls (2013)
  2. Rebecca Uthup Kizhakkemala as Bishop
  3. Ashuravithu (2012)
  4. Happy Durbar (2011)
  5. Aakaasha Yathra (2010)
  6. Rhythm (2010)
  7. Kausthubham (2010)
  8. Red Chillies (2009)
  9. Pathaam Adhyaayam (2009)
  10. College Kumaran (2008) .... Judge
  11. Inspector Garud (2007) .... Police fficer
  12. Detective (2007)
  13. Aayurrekha (2007)... Nambiar
  14. Bada Dosth (2006) .... I.G.
  15. Ashwaaroodan (2006).... Mankoyyikkal Vasukuruppu
  16. Highway Police (2006).... Chandrasekharan Mashu
  17. Deepangal Sakshi (2005) .... M. K. Menon
  18. Udayam (2004)
  19. Mr. Brahmachari (2003)
  20. Soudaamini (2003)
  21. Nandanam (2002)
  22. Pakalppooram (2002)
  23. The Gift of God (2002)
  24. Njan Rajavu (2002)
  25. Praja (2001)....Mannel Mamachan
  26. Swargavaathil (2001)
  27. Naaranathu Thamburan (2001)
  28. Sraavu (2001)
  29. Laya Thaalangal (2001)
  30. Jeevan Masai (2001)
  31. Narashimham (2000)
  32. Unnimaaya (2000)
  33. Crime File (1999) .... Bishop Punnassery
  34. Ezhupunna Tharakan (1999) .... Priest
  35. Panchapandavar (1999) .... Thirumeni
  36. Pathram (1999) .... Pattathil Outhakkutty
  37. Udayapuram Sulthan (1999) .... Thirumangalathu Nampoothiri
  38. Vazhunnor (1999) .... Kuriakose
  39. Mailpeelikkavu (1998)
  40. Poothiruvathira Raavil (1998)
  41. Aaram Thamburan (1997) .... Cheriya achan
  42. Snehadooth(1997)
  43. Lelam (1997) .... Bishop
  44. Poomarathanalil (1997)
  45. Kathapurushan (1996) .... Kunjunni's Father
  46. The Prince (1996/II) .... Guru Murthy Shasthri
  47. Kaliveedu (1996) .... Menon
  48. Moonilonnu (1996) .... Nambyar
  49. Rajaputhran (1996) .... Chief Minister
  50. Sallapam (1996) .... Prabhakara Varma
  51. 19 April (1996)
  52. Kireedamillaatha Raajakkanmaar(1996).... Caltran Nicholas
  53. Raajaputhran (1996)
  54. Boxer(1995)....Madhavan Nair
  55. Chief Minister K R Gouthami (1994)
  56. Kambolam (1994) .... Narayana Iyyer
  57. Moonnilonnu (1994)
  58. Parinayam (1994)....Palakkunnam
  59. Bhaarya (1994)
  60. Aagneyam (1993)
  61. Devasuram (1993) .... Adiyodi
  62. Janam (1993) .... Fernandez
  63. Journalist (1993) .... Kaimal
  64. City Police (1993) ..... C.M. Vasudeva Panikar
  65. Vietnam Colony (1993) .... Company MD
  66. Pandu Pandoru Rajakumari (1992) .... Thampuran
  67. Sargam (1992) .... Maash
  68. Kunukkitta Kozhi (1992)
  69. Radhachakram (1992)
  70. Sabarimalayil Thanka Sooryodayam(1992)
  71. Mahaanagaram (1992)
  72. Kizhakkam Pathrose (1992)
  73. kingini (1992)
  74. Sooryachakram (1992)
  75. Thalastaanam (1992) .... College Principal
  76. Yodha (1992)
  77. Neelagiri (1991) .... Varma
  78. Advaitham (1991) .... Sreedharan
  79. Bhoomika (1991) .... Superindentent of Police
  80. Chanchattam (1991) .... Company M. D.
  81. Gaanamela (1991)
  82. Aanavaal Mothiram (1991)
  83. Nattuvishesham(1991)....Madhava Menon
  84. Nagarathil Samsara Vishayam (1991) .... Achutha Menon
  85. Souhrudam (1991)
  86. Chakravarthy (1991).... Augustine Joseph
  87. Venal Kinavukal (1991) .... Krishna Kurup
  88. Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu (1990) .... I. G.
  89. Kuttettan (1990) .... Narayanan
  90. Samrajyam (1990) .... K. M. Shah
  91. Mathilukal (1990)
  92. Midhya (1990) .... Krishna Kurup
  93. Kottayam Kunjachan (1990) .... B. Ramanatha Reddiar
  94. ??? (1990) .... Kurisinkal Kariyachan
  95. Naale Ennundenkil (1990)
  96. Maanmizhiyaal (1990)
  97. No:20 Madras mail (1990)
  98. Aanaval Mothiram (1990) .... Karthikeyan
  99. Arhatha (1990) .... C. K. Ramakrishnan
  100. Ee Kannikoodi (1990) .... Police Officer
  101. Kattukuthira (1990)
  102. Varthamankalam(1990).... Arundathi's Father
  103. Randam Varavu (1990) .... Judge
  104. Veena Meettiya Vilangukal (1990)
  105. Nammude Naadu (1990)
  106. Mrigaya (1989)
  107. Anagha (1989).... Raghavan Nair
  108. Nair Saab (1989)
  109. Kodungallur Bagavathi (1989)
  110. Kaalalpada (1989)
  111. Annakutty Kodambakkam Vilikkunnu(1989)... C V Chandran
  112. Antharjanam (1989)...Thirumeni
  113. Jeevitham Oru Raagam (1989)
  114. Jagratha (1989) ... aka "CBI Diary Part II" - India (English title)
  115. Ardham (1989) .... Warrier
  116. Aksharathettu (1989)
  117. Adharvam (1989) .... Moothedan
  118. Naaduvazhikal (1989) .... Dy.S.P. Pavithran
  119. Mukthi (1988) .... Viswanathan Nair
  120. Thanthram (1988) .... Kurien Joseph
  121. Nineteen Twenty One (1988)
  122. Marikkunnilla njaan (1988)
  123. 1921 (1988)
  124. Ormayil Ennum (1988)
  125. Aalilakkuruvikal (1988)
  126. Oru CBI Diary Kurippu (1988) .... S. P
  127. Dhinarathrangal (1988) .... Madhava Menon's Brother-in-law
  128. Aaranyakam (1988) .... Madhavan Nair
  129. New Delhi (1987) .... C. R. Panikkar
  130. Adimakal Udamakal (1987) .... R. K. Shenoy
  131. Achuvettante Veedu (1987) .... Varma
  132. Manja Manthrangal (1987)
  133. Vrutham (1987) .... Subrahmanya Iyer
  134. Naalkkavala (1987)
  135. Aalippazhangal (1987)
  136. Athinumappuram (1987)
  137. Ajantha (1987)
  138. Theekattu (1987) .... Radha's father
  139. Varshangal Poyathariyathe (1987)
  140. Kaiyethum Doorathu (1987) ..... Chandra Shekhara Kuruppu
  141. Aavanazhi (1986) .... Kumar
  142. Nandi Veendum Varika (1986)
  143. Sughamo Devi (1986) .... Devi's Father
  144. Nimishangal (1986).... Rajapadmanabhan Thampi
  145. Koodanayum Kattu (1986)
  146. Shobaraj (1986)
  147. Yuvajanotsavam (1986).... SP Dharmapalan
  148. Nakhakshathangal (1986)
  149. Karimpinpoovinakkare (1985) .... Advocate
  150. Ayanam (1985) .... Alice's Father
  151. Ee Sabdam Innathe Sabdam (1985) .... Police Officer
  152. Anu Bandham (1985) .... Bhaskaran's Father
  153. Vasantha Sena (1985)
  154. Idanilangal (1985)
  155. Oru Naal Innorunaal (1985)
  156. Avidatheppole Ivideyum (1985)
  157. Rangam (1985)
  158. Shree Krishnaparanthu (1984) .... Pappu
  159. Thirakal (1984)
  160. Swarna Gopuram(1984)....Mercy's father
  161. Ethirppukal (1984)
  162. Pavam Krooran(1984)
  163. Unaroo (1984)
  164. Kurishuyudham (1984)...D.I.G
  165. Krishna Guruvayoorappa(1984)....... Kunju Nair
  166. Oru Sumangaliyude Kadha (1984)...Doctor
  167. Pallankuzhi (1983).... Karthavu
  168. Marakkillorikkalum (1983) .... Kesavan Nampoothiri
  169. Mortuary (1983/II) .... College Principal
  170. Rugma (1983) .... Narayana Menon
  171. Kelkatha Shabdam (1982) .... Babu's Father
  172. Sara Varsham (1982) .... Ramakrishnan Nair
  173. Kakka (1982)
  174. Thuranna Jail (1982)...Venukuttan
  175. Amritha Geetham (1982)
  176. Raktham (1981) .... George
  177. Arayannam (1981) ... Sekharan
  178. Swarangal Swapnagal (1981) ....Dr Mohan
  179. Swarna Pakshikal (1981)
  180. Asthamikkatha Pakalukal (1981) ..... Psychiatrist
  181. Chaakara (1980) .... Police Officer
  182. Prakrithi Manohari (1980) .... Achuthan Pilla
  183. Anthappuram (1980)
  184. Kannukal (1979) .... Menon
  185. Nakshathrangale Sakshi (1979)
  186. Aalmarattam (1978)
  187. Mattoly (1978)

Television[edit]

  • Manasi (Doordarshan)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Actor dons a different role". The Hindu. 25 November 2005. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Mangalam-varika-4-Nov-2013". mangalamvarika.com. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "On Record with T.N. Gopakumar". asianetnews. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/movies/malayalam/399737/

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