Jaggesh

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Jaggesh
Born Eeshware Gowda
(1963-03-17) 17 March 1963 (age 51)
Mayasandra, Turvekere, Tumkur, Mysore State
Nationality Indian
Other names Navarasa Nayaka
Occupation Actor
Notable work(s) Tharle Nan Maga, Super Nan Maga, Rani Maharani, Mata, Eddelu Manjunatha
Political party
Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Parimala Jaggesh

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.[1] 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.

Career[edit]

Cinema[edit]

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.

Politics[edit]

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.[2] 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.).

TV shows[edit]

No Year Show name Role Channel Notes
1 2012 Kaiyalli Koti, Helbittu Hoderi[3] Host Udaya TV This is his first show hosted by jaggesh. Ready for launch.

Personal life[edit]

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.

Filmography[edit]

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.

Year Film Role Notes Ref.
1983 Ibbani Karagithu Uncredited role
1985 Shwetha Gulabi Debut film
1986 Hosa Neeru
1987 Sangrama
1988 Ranadheera
Bhoomi Thayane
Sangliyana
Ranaranga
1989 Yuddha Kaanda
Manmatha Raja
Parashuram
Poli Huduga
Raja Yuvaraja
Krishna Nee Kunidaga
1990 Ranabheri
Ajay Vijay
Kempu Gulabi
Rani Maharani
Prathap
Challenge
1991 Varagala Bete
Sundarakanda
Kadana
C. B. I. Shiva
Rollcall Ramakrishna
Kalla Malla
Rowdy & MLA
Aranyadalli Abhimanyu
1992 Hatamari Hennu Khiladi Gandu
Sindhura Thilaka
Solillada Saradara
Bhanda Nanna Ganda First lead role
Kanasina Rani
Tharle Nan Maga Santosh
Sahasi
Police File
Megha Mandara
Super Nan Maga Sundar
Alli Brahmachari Illi Ramachari
1993 Server Somanna Soma
Gadibidi Ganda
Bombaat Huduga
Gundana Maduve Gunda
Shivanna Shiva
Urvashi Kalyana
Bevu Bella
Military Mava
Rupayi Raja
1994 Rayara Maga
Bhairava Bhaira
Beda Krishna Ranginaata Krishna
Indrana Gedda Narendra Narendra
Prema Simhasana
1995 Bal Nan Maga
Eshwar Eshwar
1996 Soma Soma
Pattanakke Banda Putta Putta
1997 Bhanda Alla Bahaddur
Aliya Alla Magala Ganda
Ranganna Ranga
Anna Andre Nammanna
1998 Arjun Abhimanyu Arjun
Jaidev Jaidev
Maathina Malla
Maari Kannu Hori Myage
Yaare Neenu Cheluve Guest Appearance
Jagath Kiladi
Veeranna Veeranna
1999 Drona
Patela
Kubera
Nannaseya Hoove
Aaha Nanna Maduveyante
2000 Khiladi
Mundaithe Oora Habba
2001 Jipuna Nanna Ganda
Shukradese
Jodi
Jeetendra Jeetendra
Prema Rajya
Rusthum
Haalu Sakkare
2002 Vamshakkobba
Make Up K. D. Roy
Doddamma Roy
2003 Kasu Iddone Bossu
Huchana Maduveli Undone Jaana
Yaardo Duddu Yallammana Jathre Gowda
2004 Aagodella Olledakke
Nija
Rama Krishna Krishna
2005 Mr. Bakra Gopal
2006 Pandavaru
Honeymoon Express Ranga
Mata Venkatesh 100th film
Won - Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor (Rejected) [4]
Tenali Rama Rama
2007 Govinda Gopala Govinda
Manmatha Puttaswamy
Ganesha Ganesh
2008 Nee Tata Naa Birla Jaggu
Kodagana Koli Nungitha Balasubramanya
Dheemaku Himself Guest appearance
2009 Chikkapete Sachagalu Jaggi
Chamkaysi Chindiudaysi Guest appearance
Eddelu Manjunatha Manjunatha
2010 Lift Kodla Krishna [5]
Aithalakkadi Himself Special appearance
2011 Double Decker Paramesh
Dudde Doddappa
Allide Nammane Illi Bande Summane Guest appearance
Bodyguard Jaikrishna
2012 Manjunatha BA LLB Manjunatha
2013 CID Eesha Shankar
2014 Cool Ganesha Ganesha
Agraja Sidda
Software Ganda Post production
Neer Dose Delayed
Dove Guest appearance
2015 Melkote Manja Manja Filming
Also director
Vaastu Prakaara Post-production

Director[edit]

Year Film Cast Notes
2012 Guru Gururaj, Yathiraj, Rashmi Gautham
2014 Melukote Manja Jaggesh, Aindrita

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