Jagannathan (actor)

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Jagannathan
Jagannathan.jpg
Born 1938 (1938)
Changanassery, Kerala, India
Died 8 December 2012(2012-12-08) (aged 73–74)
Poojappura, Kerala, India
Nationality India
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Saraswathi Amma
Children Rohini, Chandrasekharan

Jagannathan (1938 – 8 December 2012) was a noted Malayalam actor.

Biography[edit]

Jagannathan was born to Devakiyamma in Changanassery, Kerala, India in 1938.[1] He did his primary education from Thuravoor L.P School, Vaikom Government School. He got training from Rashtriya Anushasan Yojan at Rajasthan and won first rank in it. He worked as Instructor at L.D.S Training Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh for four years. He also worked as Physical Education Officer at Neyattinkara Government High School, St. Joseph's High School, Thiruvananthapuram, Poojappura Government High School and at Javahar Bal Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram. He held posts as Government Welfare officer and Govenernment Sports Director Administrator.[2]

Movie career[edit]

He was an active member of the Malayalam theatre scene along with G. Aravindan and Nedumudi Venu. He played the noted character of Aattappandaram in the play Avanavan Kadamba written by Kavalam Narayana Panicker and directed by Aravindan.[3] Jagannathan also directed four plays: Pathanam, Parivarthanam, Karadi and Vivahalochana.

Jagannathan's film debut was in Oridathu (1986), directed by Aravindan.[4] He acted in over 100 Malayalam films. Ardhanaari (2012) was his last film to be released before his death. Jagannathan also played roles in many television serials, including Kairalivilasam Lodge, which made him popular among Malayali households.

Death[edit]

Jagannathan died on 8 December 2012 at Poojappura in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.[5]

Family[edit]

He is married to Saraswathi Amma. The couple have a daughter Rohini, and a son Chandrasekharan. Malayalam television serial director Sivamohan Thampi is his son-in-law.

Filmography[edit]

  1. Ardhanaari(2012)
  2. Patham Nilayile Theevandi(2009)
  3. Pakal Nakshathrangal(2008)
  4. Oru Pennum Randanum(2008)
  5. Pattanathil Sundaran(2003) .... Gopalakrishnan Nair
  6. Punarjani(2003)
  7. Ente Hridayathinte Udama(2002)
  8. Videsi Nair Swadesi Nair .... Fr. Idikkula
  9. Adheena(2002)
  10. Thenthulli(2001)
  11. Sravu(2001) .... Kochayyappan
  12. Jeevan Masai(2001).... Shasthrikal
  13. Stalin Sivadas (1999) .... Keshava Pilla
  14. The Truth(1998)
  15. Kalyana Unnikal(1997)
  16. Mayoora Nritham(1996)
  17. Manthrikante Pravu(1995)
  18. Thacholi Varghese Chekavar(1995)
  19. Avittam Thirunaal Aarogya Sriman (1995).... Sukumara Pillai
  20. Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu(1994)..... Venkiti
  21. Thiruda Thuruda (1993)- Tamil ...Astroleger
  22. Devasuram(1993) .... Poduval
  23. Pravachakan(1993)..... Chackochan
  24. Aayirappara(1993).... Chandrabhanu
  25. Soorya Gayathri(1992) .... Ramanathan
  26. Ezhunnallathu
  27. Rajashilpi(1992)
  28. Simhavaalan Menon
  29. Pattanathil Sundaran
  30. Addehamenna Iddeham
  31. kunukkitta kozhi
  32. Kingini(1992)
  33. Soorya Chakram(1992)
  34. Aham (1992)
  35. Oru Prathyeka Ariyippu (1991)...Dasappan
  36. Kadalora Kattu (1991)..... Aouthakutty
  37. Aanaval Mothiram(1991).... Annie's Father
  38. Koodikazhcha(1991)..... Eenthapurayil Eenasu
  39. Thudarkadha(1991)..... Sankarankutty
  40. Souhrdam(1990).... Krishnan
  41. Vachanam(1990)
  42. Nale Ennundenkil(1990)
  43. Marupuram(1990)
  44. Kottayam Kunjachan(1990).... Mathayi
  45. Samrajyam(1990).... Lakshmi's Father
  46. Appu (1990).... Thamarakshan
  47. Mazhavilkavadi(1989) .... Ubaid
  48. Swagatham (1989) Vallabhai
  49. Artham(1989).... Bookshop Owner
  50. Utharam(1989)..... Subrahmaniam
  51. Chanakyan(1989)....Madhava Menon's Aide
  52. Dasharatham(1989) .... Sankaran Nair
  53. Puravrutham(1988)
  54. Sruthi(1987).... Achuthan Marar
  55. Swathi Thirunal (film)(1987)
  56. Theetham (1986)
  57. Oridathu(1986)
  58. Gramathil Ninnu (1978) not released
  59. Pooram

TV Serials[edit]

  • Oridathorikkal
  • Kathasamgamam
  • Pattolaponnu
  • Chamayam
  • Take 4 OK
  • Mookkuthiyum Manchadiyum
  • Panthirukulam
  • Tharattu
  • School Diary
  • Draupadi
  • Kairalivilasam Lodge (Doordarshan)
  • Kadamattathu Kathanar (Asianet)
  • Mandan Kunju (Doordarshan)
  • Vaitharani
  • chandrodayam (Doordarshan)
  • Punnakka Vikasana Corporation (Doordarshan)
  • Ara Nazhika Neram (Amrita TV)
  • Vikramadithyan (Asianet)
  • Sneham(Surya)

Awards[edit]

  • Kerala State Theatre Award for the second best actor (1985) - Aayiram Katham Akale[6]
  • Kerala State Award for the best supporting actor in a television serial (1999) - School Diary, Draupadi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "നടൻ ജഗന്നാഥൻ അന്തരിച്ചു". Malayala Manorama. 8 December 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "On Record with T.N.Gopakumar". asianetnews. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "നടൻ ജഗന്നാഥൻ അന്തരിച്ചു". Webdunia. 8 December 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Jagannathan passes away". The New Indian Express. 9 December 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Special Correspondent (9 December 2012). "Actor Jagannathan dead". National/Kerala. The Hindu. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "നടൻ ജഗന്നാഥൻ അന്തരിച്ചു". Madhyamam. 9 December 2012. Archived from the original on 11 December 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 

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