Jagannatha Varma

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K. N. Jagannatha Varma
Born (1939-05-01)1 May 1939
Cherthala, Travancore
Died 20 December 2016(2016-12-20) (aged 77)
Thiruvananthapuram
Nationality Indian
Occupation Police Officer ‍, Movie Actor,TV Serial Actor , Kathakali Artist
Parent(s) Kerala Varma Thampuran, Ambalika

K. N. Jagannatha Varma (1 May 1939 – 20 December 2016) was an actor in Malayalam film and Television serial. He was 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. He was also a percussionist, learned the art from Kalamandalam Raman Namboothiri after retiring from Government service. His younger brother K. N. Surendranatha Varma, a retired college professor, is also a Kathakali artist.

Family[edit]

He was born as third among five children to Thekkedathu Kovilakam Kerala Varma Thampuran and Kattunkal Kovilakam Ambalika at Varanad, Cherthala, Kerala. He has four siblings: Raveendranathan, Malleenathan, Surendranathan 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, who is from Anjerimadom, Thrissur. 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]

He died on 20th December 2016 in a private hospital at Neyyattinkara near Thiruvananthapuram, aged 77. He was suffering from various diseases for a while. His last film was 'Dolls', released in 2013. His last TV serial was 'Mangalyapattu', which is still being aired in Mazhavil Manorama channel.

Filmography[edit]

  1. The Lovers
  2. Pava (2016) as Bishop
  3. Kidney Biriyani (2015)
  4. Dolls (2013)
  5. Rebecca Uthup Kizhakkemala as Bishop
  6. Ashuravithu (2012)
  7. Happy Durbar (2011)
  8. Christian Brothers (2011) .... Bishop
  9. Aakaasha Yathra (2010)
  10. Ringtone (2010)
  11. Rhythm (2010)
  12. Kausthubham (2010)
  13. Red Chillies (2009)
  14. Pathaam Adhyaayam (2009)
  15. College Kumaran (2008) .... Judge
  16. Novel (2008) ....Vishwanatha Menon
  17. Inspector Garud (2007) .... Police officer
  18. Detective (2007)
  19. Aayurrekha (2007)... Nambiar
  20. Bada Dosth (2006) .... I.G.
  21. Lion (2006) as DGP
  22. Ashwaaroodan (2006).... Mankoyyikkal Vasukuruppu
  23. Highway Police (2006).... Chandrasekharan Mashu
  24. Deepangal Sakshi (2005) .... M. K. Menon
  25. Udayam (2004)
  26. Mr. Brahmachari (2003)
  27. Soudaamini (2003)
  28. Nandanam (2002)
  29. Pakalppooram (2002)
  30. The Gift of God (2002)
  31. Njan Rajavu (2002)
  32. Praja (2001)....Mannel Mamachan
  33. Swargavaathil (2001)
  34. Naaranathu Thamburan (2001)
  35. Sraavu (2001)
  36. Laya Thaalangal (2001)
  37. Jeevan Masai (2001)
  38. The Warrant (2000)...IG
  39. Narashimham (2000)
  40. Unnimaaya (2000)
  41. Crime File (1999) .... Bishop Punnassery
  42. Ezhupunna Tharakan (1999) .... Priest
  43. Panchapandavar (1999) .... Thirumeni
  44. Pathram (1999) .... Pattathil Outhakkutty
  45. Udayapuram Sulthan (1999) .... Thirumangalathu Nampoothiri
  46. Vazhunnor (1999) .... Kuriakose
  47. Mailpeelikkavu (1998)
  48. Poothiruvathira Raavil (1998)
  49. Aaram Thamburan (1997) .... Cheriya achan
  50. Snehadooth(1997)
  51. Lelam (1997) .... Bishop
  52. Poomarathanalil (1997)
  53. Kathapurushan (1996) .... Kunjunni's Father
  54. The Prince (1996/II) .... Guru Murthy Shasthri
  55. Kaliveedu (1996) .... Menon
  56. Moonilonnu (1996) .... Nambyar
  57. Rajaputhran (1996) .... Chief Minister
  58. Sallapam (1996) .... Prabhakara Varma
  59. 19 April (1996)
  60. Kireedamillaatha Raajakkanmaar(1996).... Caltran Nicholas
  61. Raajaputhran (1996)
  62. Boxer(1995)....Madhavan Nair
  63. Chief Minister K R Gouthami (1994)
  64. Kambolam (1994) .... Narayana Iyyer
  65. Moonnilonnu (1994)
  66. Parinayam (1994)....Palakkunnam
  67. Bhaarya (1994)
  68. Aagneyam (1993)
  69. Devasuram (1993) .... Adiyodi
  70. Janam (1993) .... Fernandez
  71. Journalist (1993) .... Kaimal
  72. City Police (1993) ..... C.M. Vasudeva Panikar
  73. Vietnam Colony (1993) .... Company MD
  74. Pandu Pandoru Rajakumari (1992) .... Thampuran
  75. Sargam (1992) .... Maash
  76. Kizhakkan Pathrose (1992)
  77. Kunukkitta Kozhi (1992)
  78. Radhachakram (1992)
  79. Sabarimalayil Thanka Sooryodayam(1992)
  80. Mahaanagaram (1992)
  81. Kingini (1992)
  82. Sooryachakram (1992)
  83. Thalastaanam (1992) .... College Principal
  84. Yodha (1992)
  85. Neelagiri (1991) .... Varma
  86. Advaitham (1991) .... Sreedharan
  87. Bhoomika (1991) .... Superindentent of Police
  88. Chanchattam (1991) .... Company M. D.
  89. Gaanamela (1991)
  90. Aanavaal Mothiram (1991)
  91. Nattuvishesham(1991)....Madhava Menon
  92. Nagarathil Samsara Vishayam (1991) .... Achutha Menon
  93. Souhrudam (1991)
  94. Chakravarthy (1991).... Augustine Joseph
  95. Venal Kinavukal (1991) .... Krishna Kurup
  96. Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu (1990) .... I. G.
  97. Kuttettan (1990) .... Narayanan
  98. Samrajyam (1990) .... K. M. Shah
  99. Mathilukal (1990)
  100. Midhya (1990) .... Krishna Kurup
  101. Kottayam Kunjachan (1990) .... B. Ramanatha Reddiar
  102. ??? (1990) .... Kurisinkal Kariyachan
  103. Naale Ennundenkil (1990)
  104. Maanmizhiyaal (1990)
  105. No:20 Madras mail (1990)
  106. Aanaval Mothiram (1990) .... Karthikeyan
  107. Arhatha (1990) .... C. K. Ramakrishnan
  108. Ee Kannikoodi (1990) .... Police Officer
  109. Kattukuthira (1990)
  110. Varthamankalam(1990).... Arundathi's Father
  111. Randam Varavu (1990) .... Judge
  112. Veena Meettiya Vilangukal (1990)
  113. Nammude Naadu (1990)
  114. Mrigaya (1989)
  115. Anagha (1989).... Raghavan Nair
  116. Nair Saab (1989)
  117. Kodungallur Bagavathi (1989)
  118. Kaalalpada (1989)
  119. Annakutty Kodambakkam Vilikkunnu(1989)... C V Chandran
  120. Antharjanam (1989)...Thirumeni
  121. Jeevitham Oru Raagam (1989)
  122. Jagratha (1989) ... aka "CBI Diary Part II" - India (English title)
  123. Ardham (1989) .... Warrier
  124. Aksharathettu (1989)
  125. Adharvam (1989) .... Moothedan
  126. Naaduvazhikal (1989) .... Dy.S.P. Pavithran
  127. Mukthi (1988) .... Viswanathan Nair
  128. Thanthram (1988) .... Kurien Joseph
  129. Nineteen Twenty One (1988)
  130. Marikkunnilla njaan (1988)
  131. 1921 (1988)
  132. Ormayil Ennum (1988)
  133. Aalilakkuruvikal (1988)
  134. Oru CBI Diary Kurippu (1988) .... S. P
  135. Dhinarathrangal (1988) .... Madhava Menon's Brother-in-law
  136. Aaranyakam (1988) .... Madhavan Nair
  137. New Delhi (1987) .... C. R. Panikkar
  138. Adimakal Udamakal (1987) .... R. K. Shenoy
  139. Achuvettante Veedu (1987) .... Varma
  140. Manja Manthrangal (1987)
  141. Vrutham (1987) .... Subrahmanya Iyer
  142. Naalkkavala (1987)
  143. Aalippazhangal (1987)
  144. Athinumappuram (1987)
  145. Ajantha (1987)
  146. Theekattu (1987) .... Radha's father
  147. Varshangal Poyathariyathe (1987)
  148. Kaiyethum Doorathu (1987) ..... Chandra Shekhara Kuruppu
  149. Aavanazhi (1986) .... Kumar
  150. Nandi Veendum Varika (1986)
  151. Sughamo Devi (1986) .... Devi's Father
  152. Nimishangal (1986).... Rajapadmanabhan Thampi
  153. Koodanayum Kattu (1986)
  154. Shobaraj (1986)
  155. Yuvajanotsavam (1986).... SP Dharmapalan
  156. Nakhakshathangal (1986)
  157. Musafir (Hindi, 1986).... Jabbar Patel
  158. Karimpinpoovinakkare (1985) .... Advocate
  159. Ayanam (1985) .... Alice's Father
  160. Ee Sabdam Innathe Sabdam (1985) .... Police Officer
  161. Anu Bandham (1985) .... Bhaskaran's Father
  162. Vasantha Sena (1985)
  163. Idanilangal (1985)
  164. Oru Naal Innorunaal (1985)
  165. Avidatheppole Ivideyum (1985)
  166. Rangam (1985)
  167. Shree Krishnaparanthu (1984) .... Pappu
  168. Thirakal (1984)
  169. Swarna Gopuram(1984)....Mercy's father
  170. Ethirppukal (1984)
  171. Pavam Krooran(1984)
  172. Unaroo (1984)
  173. Kurishuyudham (1984)...D.I.G
  174. Krishna Guruvayoorappa(1984)....... Kunju Nair
  175. Oru Sumangaliyude Kadha (1984)...Doctor
  176. Pallankuzhi (1983).... Karthavu
  177. Marakkillorikkalum (1983) .... Kesavan Nampoothiri
  178. Mortuary (1983/II) .... College Principal
  179. Rugma (1983) .... Narayana Menon
  180. Kelkatha Shabdam (1982) .... Babu's Father
  181. Sara Varsham (1982) .... Ramakrishnan Nair
  182. Kakka (1982)
  183. Thuranna Jail (1982)...Venukuttan
  184. Amritha Geetham (1982)
  185. Raktham (1981) .... George
  186. Arayannam (1981) ... Sekharan
  187. Swarangal Swapnagal (1981) ....Dr Mohan
  188. Swarna Pakshikal (1981)
  189. Asthamikkatha Pakalukal (1981) ..... Psychiatrist
  190. Chaakara (1980) .... Police Officer
  191. Prakrithi Manohari (1980) .... Achuthan Pilla
  192. Anthappuram (1980)
  193. Kannukal (1979) .... Menon
  194. Nakshathrangale Sakshi (1979)
  195. Aalmarattam (1978)
  196. Mattoly (1978)

Television[edit]

Aired on Program Channel Notes
1996 Kairali Vilasam Lodge Doordarshan
2000 Jwalayayi
Manasi
2003 Kudumbini Asianet
2004 Sthree oru Santhvanam
2005 Kadamattathu Kathanar
2007 Swami ayyappan
2008 Hello Kuttichathan
2010 Ponnum poovum Amrita TV
2011 Devimahathmyam Asianet
2014 Sooryakalady Amrita tv
2015-2016 Aathira Sun TV Tamil serial
2016-Present Mangalyapattu Mazhavil manorama on air

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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