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
Parents 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. His younger brother K. N. Surendranatha Varma, a retired college professor, is also a Kathakali artist.

Family[edit]

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

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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