|Born||Veeramachaneni Jagapati Rao Chowdary
12 February 1962
Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Residence||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Parents||V. B. Rajendra Prasad|
Jagapati Babu pronunciation (help·info) (born Veeramachaneni Jagapati Rao Chowdary) is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, few Tamil and Kannada films. In a film career spanning 25 years, Jagapati Babu was starred in 106 feature films, and has received seven state Nandi Awards, and a Filmfare Award South.
He received the Kala Bhushana Award, for his contribution to cinema, by TSR Lalitha kala Parishat. He has worked with noted directors like K. Raghavendra Rao, A. M. Rathnam, Ram Gopal Varma, Krishna Vamsi, S.V. Krishna Reddy, E. V. V. Satyanarayana, Guna Sekhar, Radha Mohan, Chandra Sekhar Yeleti, M. Raja, and J. D. Chakravarthy.
Jagapati Babu made his debut in Telugu with the movie Simha Swapnam(1989) which was directed by his father. He had his breakthrough in the form of Gaayam directed by Ram Gopal Varma in the year 1993. He won the Nandi Award for Best Actor in 1996 for his role in the movie Maavichiguru directed by S V Krishna Reddy. Two years later, he won the Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Antahpuram. In 2000, he won the Nandi Best Actor Award for the second time for his performance in the thriller Manoharam. Similarly, he bagged the Nandi Best Supporting Actor Award for the second time in the year 2007 for his role in the movie Lakshyam.
His first Tamil was Madrasi, and in 2011, he appeared as the antagonist in Tamil film Thaandavam. Subsequently, he played the lead role in Jai Bolo Telangana, which won five Nandi Awards. In 2012, he debuted in the Kannada film Bachchan as a cop, which featured Sudeep in the lead role. In 2013, Jagapati Babu returned to the Tamil film industry with Puthagam and will next be seen in Rudhiram. His next movie is Legend, where he is the antogonist against actor Nandamuri Balakrishna.
He lives in Hyderabad. His views were well expressed on film industry and his personal life and in Open Heart with RK a program in ABN a Telugu news channel which was very well received by the viewers.
- 1990 - Nandi Special Jury Award - Adavilo Abhimanyudu
- 1993 - Nandi Award for Best Actor - Gaayam
- 1996 - Nandi Award for Best Actor - Maavichiguru
- 1996 - Nandi Special Jury Award - Shrikaram
- 1998 - Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor - Antahpuram
- 2000 - Nandi Award for Best Actor - Manoharam
- 2007 - Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor - Lakshyam
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- The Hindu : Andhra Pradesh / Visakhapatnam News : Adhineta inspired me, says Jagapathi Babu
- ‘I could not make a good movie for my son’ - The Hindu
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