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17 March 1963
Mayasandra, Turvekere, Tumkur, Mysore State
|Other names||Navarasa Nayaka|
|Notable work(s)||Tharle Nan Maga, Super Nan Maga, Rani Maharani, Mata, Eddelu Manjunatha|
|Bharatiya Janata Party|
Jaggesh (born 17 March 1963) is an Indian actor, politician and a director who has predominantly worked in Kannada film industry and is best known for the comedy roles he portrays in his movies. He has acted in movies such as Bhanda Nanna Ganda, Super Nan Maga and Tharle Nan Maga. Jaggesh has a big fan following and is popularly referred to by his fans as Navarasa Nayaka. He made his debut as a small time actor in the mid-1980s and got his big break as a hero in Banda Nanna Ganda produced by his brother in law N. Srinivas, and has been very popular since then.
Jaggesh made his cinema debut as an Assistant Director to K. V. Raju in the year 1986 and then moved on to acting in small roles gradually working up the ladder to being a popular character artist. After a lot of struggle he started a movie called Tharle Nan Maga directed by Upendra which was shelved for unknown reasons. Later Jaggesh made his debut in his brother-in-law N. Srinivas' film called Banda Nanna Ganda in a lead role, which turned out to be one of the biggest hit of the year, after which his shelved movie Tharle Nan Maga resumed production and was released. Since then, there has been no turning back for the actor.
Jaggesh is originally from Mayasandra (Jadeya Mayasandra) of Turuvekere Taluk in Tumkur district. His political affiliation was with the Congress party. He ran in the Turuvekere constituency, and won with a healthy margin but resigned from the Legislative Assembly to join the Bharatiya Janata Party later. Currently he is a sitting Member of Legislative Council and holds the cabinet rank as the vice-chairman of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (K.S.R.T.C.).
|1||2012||Kaiyalli Koti, Helbittu Hoderi||Host||Udaya TV||This is his first show hosted by jaggesh. Ready for launch.|
Jaggesh was born to Shivalingappa and Nanjamma. He has 2 brothers and 2 sisters out of which his brother Komal is also a noted actor and his brother in law N. Srinivas is a noted producer. One of his sisters is a doctor and the other brother is a Mute and has been taken care by the actor himself.
Jaggesh married Parimala and theirs was the first marriage case from south India to reach the Supreme Court. It was a love marriage where the bride was underage and the Honorable Chief Justice Bhagwati allowed for the marriage to be recognised on a humanitarian basis.
Jaggesh has two sons – Guru Raj and Yathi Raj. Guru Raj has written the script for their home production Make Up. He has completed successfully his training from the famed Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute, in Mumbai and is lined up for a launch in February 2009.
Yathi Raj is a well established child artiste with close to 15 movies to his credit, including his touching performance in the movie Deadly Soma, directed by Ravi Srivathsa. Parimala Jaggesh and son Guru Raj Jaggesh are also known for their interest in cars, drag racing and rally.
Jaggesh is known for his unique style of acting and at one point of time was the highest paid actor amongst non-lead roles in Kannada film industry, He is still considered as a reference for under the belt comedy by lot of Kannada actors.
The following is the filmography of Jaggesh. As on 2014, he has acted in a total of 116 films which includes both as a lead actor and a character actor.
|1983||Ibbani Karagithu||Uncredited role|
|1985||Shwetha Gulabi||Debut film|
|Krishna Nee Kunidaga|
|C. B. I. Shiva|
|Rowdy & MLA|
|1992||Hatamari Hennu Khiladi Gandu|
|Bhanda Nanna Ganda||First lead role|
|Tharle Nan Maga||Santosh|
|Super Nan Maga||Sundar|
|Alli Brahmachari Illi Ramachari|
|Beda Krishna Ranginaata||Krishna|
|Indrana Gedda Narendra||Narendra|
|1995||Bal Nan Maga|
|Pattanakke Banda Putta||Putta|
|1997||Bhanda Alla Bahaddur|
|Aliya Alla Magala Ganda|
|Anna Andre Nammanna|
|Maari Kannu Hori Myage|
|Yaare Neenu Cheluve||Guest Appearance|
|Aaha Nanna Maduveyante|
|Mundaithe Oora Habba|
|2001||Jipuna Nanna Ganda|
|Make Up||K. D. Roy
|2003||Kasu Iddone Bossu|
|Huchana Maduveli Undone Jaana|
|Yaardo Duddu Yallammana Jathre||Gowda|
Won - Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor (Rejected) 
|2008||Nee Tata Naa Birla||Jaggu|
|Kodagana Koli Nungitha||Balasubramanya|
|Chamkaysi Chindiudaysi||Guest appearance|
|Allide Nammane Illi Bande Summane||Guest appearance|
|2012||Manjunatha BA LLB||Manjunatha|
|Software Ganda||Post production|
|2012||Guru||Gururaj, Yathiraj, Rashmi Gautham|
|2014||Melukote Manja||Jaggesh, Aindrita|
- "Jaggesh quits Congress for BJP". The Hindu. 11 July 2008. Retrieved 8 December 2010.
- "'I played the hero'". The Hindu. 13 October 2006. Retrieved 8 December 2010.
- "'Lift Kodla'".