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Puri Jagannadh
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Born Puri Jagannadh
(1966-09-28) 28 September 1966 (age 48)[1]
Pithapuram, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India.[2]
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Occupation Director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Lavanya
Children Akash Puri
Pavithra
Relatives Sairam Shankar (brother), Ganesh (brother)
Website
http://www.purijagan.com/

Puri Jagannadh also spelled as Puri Jagannath[3] (born 28 September 1966[1]) is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer,who works primarily in Telugu cinema. He is a three-time Nandi Award recipient. In 2006 he directed Pokiri, premiered at the 7th IIFA Film Festival held in Dubai. The film was later remade in several Indian Languages.[4] He made his Bollywood debut in 2004, with the film Shart: The Challenge. In 2011, he directed Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap, which was archived in the Oscar library.[5]

He is associated with film production houses such as Vaishno Academy, Puri Jagannadh Touring Talkies and the music company Puri Sangeet.[6] Other box office hits that he directed include, Badri, Itlu Sravani Subramanyam, Idiot, Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, Sivamani, Chirutha, Desamuduru, Businessman.

He almost worked with all the top actors of Tollywood such as, with Pawan Kalyan,Ram Charan,N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Ravi Teja, Allu Arjun and Akkineni Nagarjuna,Mahesh Babu, .


Biography[edit]

Jagannadh was born into a Telugu velama family in Pithapuram, East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. His native village is Bapiraju Kothapalli, Visakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh. He studied at St.Theresa R.C.M. high school in Pedaboddepalli. He started his career as an assistant director to Ram Gopal Varma for several Telugu films.[7] His Telugu directorial debut, Badri was a blockbuster, starring Pawan Kalyan in the lead role, along with Renu Desai, Prakash Raj, and Amisha Patel in supporting roles. He is a good friend to actor Ravi Teja who starred in his blockbuster films like Itlu Sravani Subramanyam, Idiot and Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi.[8]

Most of Puri Jagannadh's films, like Itlu Sravani Subramanyam, Idiot, Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, Pokiri, Neninthe and Golimar were planned with Pawan Kalyan but could not get started due to reasons best known to him. He revealed this in an interview. At last he did a film called Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu with Pawan Kalyan after 12 years of starting his career.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Producer Story Screenplay Dialogues Actor
2000 Badri Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2000 Bachi Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2001 Yuvaraja Yes Kannada Remake of Telugu film Thammudu
2001 Itlu Sravani Subramanyam Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2002 Appu Yes Yes Yes Kannada
2002 Idiot Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu Remake of Appu
2003 Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu Nandi Award for Best Dialogue Writer
2003 Sivamani Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2004 Andhrawala Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2004 Shart: The Challenge Yes Yes Yes Hindi Remake of Badri
2004 143 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2005 Super Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2006 Pokiri Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu
Santosham Best Director Award
Nandi Award for Best Popular Feature Film
2007 Desamuduru Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2007 Hello Premistara Yes Telugu
2007 Chirutha Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2007 Pokkiri Yes Tamil Remake of Pokiri
2008 Bujjigadu Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2008 Neninthe Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu Nandi Award for Best Dialogue Writer
2009 Ek Niranjan Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2009 Wanted Yes Hindi Remake of Pokiri
2010 Golimaar Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2010 Porki Yes Kannada Remake of Pokiri
2010 Ye Maaya Chesave Yes Telugu
2011 Nenu Naa Rakshasi Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2011 Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap Yes Yes Yes Hindi
2012 Businessman Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu Santosham Best Director Award
Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Director
2012 Devudu Chesina Manushulu Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2012 Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2013 Iddarammayilatho Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2013 Romeo Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2014 Heart Attack Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2015 Temper Yes Telugu

Collaborations[edit]

With actors[edit]

With crew[edit]

Collaborator Bachi
(2000)
Itlu Sravani Subramanyam
(2001)
Idiot
(2002)
Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi
(2003)
Shivamani
(2003)
Andhrawala
(2004)
143
(2004)
Super
(2005)
Pokiri
(2006)
Desamuduru
(2007)
Chirutha
(2007)
Bujjigadu
(2008)
Neninthe
(2008)
Ek Niranjan
(2009)
Golimaar
(2010)
Nenu Naa Rakshasi
(2011)
Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap
(2011)
Businessman
(2012)
Devudu Chesina Manushulu
(2012)
Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu
(2012)
Iddarammayilatho
(2014)
Heart Attack
(2014)Total
Shyam K. Naidu
(Cinematographer)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 16
Devi Sri Prasad
(Music Director)
Yes 1
Anoop Rubens
(Music Director)
Yes 1
Amol Rathod
(Cinematographer)
Yes Yes Yes 3
Chakri
(Music Director)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 10
Mani Sharma
(Music Director)
Yes Yes Yes Yes 4
Sandeep Chowta
(Music Director)
Yes Yes 2
Marthand K. Venkatesh
(Editor)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 11
S. R. Shekar
(Editor)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6
M. R. Varma
(Editor)
Yes Yes Yes 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Puri Jagannath Profile". Telugu One. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Interview With Puri Jagannath (Part I). Cinegoer.com (23 January 2007). Retrieved on 15 February 2014.
  3. ^ Yes, I was in depression: Puri Jagannath – Times Of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (23 April 2011). Retrieved on 15 February 2014.
  4. ^ IIFA to showcase South films in Dubai
  5. ^ Oscar Academy asks Big B for 'Bbuddah...' script – Yahoo! News India. In.news.yahoo.com (29 July 2011). Retrieved on 15 February 2014.
  6. ^ Arts / Cinema : Fanboy Bachchanalia. The Hindu (2 July 2011). Retrieved on 15 February 2014.
  7. ^ It’s Krishnavamsi versus Puri Jagannath this week. Entertainment.oneindia.in (9 October 2009). Retrieved on 15 February 2014.
  8. ^ Raviteja – Interviews in Telugu Movies. Totaltollywood.com. Retrieved on 15 February 2014.

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