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Jagapati Babu Veeramachineni
Jagapathi Babu at 62nd Filmfare awards south.jpg
Jagapathi Babu at the 62nd Filmfare Awards South ceremony
Born Jagapathi Babu
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana
Other names JB
Years active 1977-present
Parent(s) V B Rajendra Prasad

Jagapati Babu (About this sound pronunciation  ;born Veeramachaneni Jagapatirao Chowdary) is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema.[1] In a career spanning 25 years, Jagapati Babu has starred in over 120 feature films, and has received 3 Filmfare Awards and 7 state Nandi Awards.[2]

He received the Kala Bhushana Award, for his contribution to cinema, by TSR Lalitha kala Parishat.[3] He has worked with noted directors like K. Raghavendra Rao, A. M. Rathnam, Ram Gopal Varma, Krishna Vamsi, S.V. Krishna Reddy, E. V. V. Satyanarayana, Guna Sekhar, Radha Mohan, Chandra Sekhar Yeleti, M. Raja, and J. D. Chakravarthy.[4]

Early life[edit]

Jagapati Babu was born in Machilipatnam to veteran producer-director V. B. Rajendra Prasad. He was brought up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu before making a mark in Tollywood.[5]

Career[edit]

Jagapati Babu made his debut in Telugu with the movie Simha Swapnam(1989) which was produced by his father and directed by V. Madhusudhan Rao.[6] His first blockbuster film is Peddarikam released in 1992. He had his breakthrough in the form of Gaayam directed by Ram Gopal Varma in the year 1993. In 1994, with the super hit film Subha Lagnam, he reaches family audience and also established his star status. He won the Nandi Award for Best Actor in 1996 for his role in the movie Maavichiguru directed by S V Krishna Reddy. 1997 saw runway hit films like Subhakankshalu & Pelli Pandiri. In 1998, he won the Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Antahpuram. In 2000, he won the Nandi Best Actor Award for his performance in the thriller Manoharam. In 2003-05, he did runway hit films like Kabaddi Kabaddi, Athade Oka Sainyam, Pedababu and Anukokunda Oka Roju. In 2006 he appeared in Samanyudu and Pellaina Kothalo. He received the Nandi Best Supporting Actor Award for the second time in the year 2007 for his role in the movie Lakshyam & he won Filmfare also.

His first Tamil was Madrasi, and in 2012, he appeared as the antagonist in Tamil film Thaandavam. Subsequently, he played the lead role in Jai Bolo Telangana, which won five Nandi Awards. In 2012, he debuted in the Kannada film Bachchan as a cop, which featured Sudeep in the lead role. In 2013, Jagapati Babu returned to the Tamil film industry with Puthagam and will next be seen in Rudhiram. Jagapati Babu is now doing a Malayalam film Pulimurugan with National Award winner Mohanlal.[7] His next movie was Legend in 2014 where he played the antagonist against Nandamuri Balakrishna. In the same year, he acted as villain opposite Rajinikanth in Lingaa. In 2015, he played Mahesh Babu's father in Srimanthudu. In 2016, he played an antagonist in Jr. NTR's Nannaku Prematho He played antagonist in Ism and Jaguar He played villain opposite Vijay in Bairava and also villain opposite Mohanlal in Pulimurgan. In 2017, he played Naga Chaitanya's father in Rarandoi Veduka Chudham. He played a villain in the movie Rangasthalam which is a Super Hit movie.He also played antagonist in Ravi Teja's movie Nela Ticket. In 2018, he played a antagonist in Goodachari,which became a sleeper hit.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1974 Manchi Manushulu Remake of the Hindi film Aa Gale Lag Jaa Child Actor
1989 Simha Swapnam Rajesh & Harish (Dual role) Remake of the Hindi film Khatron Ke Khiladi
1989 Adavilo Abhimanyudu Captain Abhimanyu Remake of the Malayalam film Douthyam
1990 Chinnari Muddula Papa Anand Remake of the English film Three Men and a Baby
1991 Pandirimancham Rowdygaru
1991 Parishkaram
1991 Jagannatakam Jagam
1992 Sahasam Inspector Chandu
1992 Asadhyulu Sridhar
1992 Peddarikam Krishna Mohan Remake of the Malayalam film Godfather
1992 Raguluthunna Bharatham Inspector Pratap
1992 Mother India Shivaji
1992 Balaramakrishnulu Shivaji Remake of the Tamil film Cheran Pandiyan
1993 Aashayam Suribabu
1993 Pillalu Diddina Kapuram Raghu
1993 Aadarsham Shivaji
1993 Gaayam Durga
1994 Bhale Pellam Nanda Gopal
1994 Allari Premikudu Krishna Murthy
1994 Jailor Gari Abbai Raja
1994 Subhalagnam Madhu
1994 Theerpu Ravi
1995 Chilakapachcha Kaapuram Gopala Krishna Remake of the Tamil film Kizhakku Vasal
1995 Bhale Bullodu Krishna
1995 Sankalpam Krishna Murthy
1995 Money Money Durga Cameo appearance
1995 Aayanaki Iddaru Surya Remake of Aaina
1995 Shubhamastu Prem Chand Remake of the Malayalam film Aniyan Bava Chetan Bava
1996 Srikaram Chandu
1996 Maa Aavida Collector Raju
1996 Maavichiguru Madhu
1996 Jabilamma Pelli Ramudu
1997 Subhakankshalu Chandu Remake of the Tamil film Poove Unakkaga
1997 Chilakkottudu Jagapati Babu
1997 Pelli Pandiri Govind
1997 Priyaragalu Madhu Based on Priyaragalu (Novel)
1997 Oka Chinna Maata Chandu Based on The Wreck (Novel)
1997 Dongata Raju Remake of the Hollywood film French Kiss
1998 Maavidaakulu Pratap
1998 Pelli Kanuka Sagar Remake of the Hindi film Pardes
1998 Pelli Peetalu Gopi remake of Malayalam film Ee Puzhayum Kadannu
1998 Antahpuram Sarai Veeraraju
1998 Srimathi Vellostha Ravi
1998 Aaha Sriram Remake of the Tamil film Aahaa
1999 Swapnalokam Kaasi Remake of the Hindi film Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
1999 Manasulo Maata Shankar Remake of the Tamil film Kannedhirey Thondrinal
1999 Alludugaaru Vachcharu Murali Remake of the Tamil film Pooveli
1999 Ravoyi Chandamama Sujit Remake of the Hindi film Mann
1999 Samudram Sagar
2000 Manoharam Anand
2000 Sardukupodaam Randi Krishna Remake of Pellinati Pramanalu
2000 Choosoddaam Randi Aravind Remake of Tamil film Thai Poranthachu.
2000 Moodu Mukkalata Shanthi Swaroop
2000 Bachi Bachi / Bhaskar Chinmai
2001 Budget Padmanabham Budget Padmanabham Remake of Tamil film Budget Padmanabhan
2001 Family Circus Subramanyam
2001 Naalo Unna Prema Sai Krishna
2001 Hanuman Junction Dasu Remake of Malayalam film Thenkasi Pattanam
2002 Siva Rama Raju Sivaramaraju Remake of Tamil film Samudhiram
2002 Sandade Sandadi Chandu / Chandra Shekar
2003 Kabadi Kabadi Rambabu
2003 Dham Rushi
2004 Athade Oka Sainyam Sridhar / Chanti
2004 Kushi Kushiga Surya Prakash/S.P. Remake of Malayalam film Chronic Bachelor
2004 Pedababu Pedababu
2005 Anukokunda Oka Roju Inspector Suresh Reddy
2005 Pandem Seenu
2005 Jagapati Jagapathi
2005 That Is Pandu Paandu
2006 Samanyudu Chandra
2006 Madrasi Shiva Tamil film, Dubbed into Telugu as Shiva Kaashi
2006 Brahmastram Guru
2006 Gopi – Goda Meedha Pilli Balavindar Cheda
2006 Pellaina Kothalo Hari
2007 Lakshyam ACP Bose
2008 Swagatam K.K. / Krishna
2008 Nagaram ACP Chowdary
2008 Bhale Dongalu DCP Yugandhar
2008 Kathanayakudu Bala Krishna / Barber Balu
2008 Homam Malli Remake of Internal Affairs
2008 Raksha Rajeev Remake of the Hindi film Phoonk
2009 Siddham Dayanand Remake of Hindi film Ab Tak Chappan
2009 Aakasamantha Sudhakar
2009 Adhineta Suribabu
2009 Bangaru Babu Chinnababu Ravindra
2009 Ninnu Kalisaka Himself
2009 Pravarakhyudu Shashi Kumar
2010 Maa Nanna Chiranjeevi Chiranjeevulu Remake of The Pursuit of Happyness
2010 Sadhyam Sandeep
2010 Gaayam 2 Durga
2011 Jai Bolo Telangana Gopanna
2011 Chattam Gowri Shankar
2011 Nagaram Nidrapotunna Vela Siva Rama Prasad
2011 Key Invigilator Remake of Exam
2011 Kshetram Veera Narasimha Rayalu
2012 Nandeeswarudu Eeshwar Prasad Remake of Deadly Soma
2012 Thaandavam Sharat Kumar Tamil film, Dubbed into Telugu as Shiva Taandavam
2012 Six Vijay
2013 Puthagam JB Tamil film
2013 Bachchan Vijay Kumar Kannada film, Dubbed into Telugu with the same name
2013 Operation Duryodhana 2 Ashok
2014 Legend Jeetendra
2014 Ra Ra... Krishnayya Jaggu Bhai
2014 Current Theega Sivaramaraju Remake of Tamil film Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam
2014 Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitam Maisamma
2014 Lingaa M.P. Nagabhushanam Tamil film
2014 O Manishi Katha Ramu
2015 Srimanthudu Ravikanth
2015 Hitudu Sitaram
2016 Nannaku Prematho Krishna Murthy Kautilya
2016 Attack Kaali
2016 Jaguar C.B.I.Officer Kannada film
2016 Pulimurugan Daddy Girija Malayalam film
2016 Ism Javed Bhai
2016 Kaththi Sandai DCP Thamizhselvan Tamil film
2017 Bairavaa Periyakannu (PK) Tamil film
2017 Om Namo Venkatesaya King
2017 Winner Mahendra Reddy
2017 Rarandoi Veduka Chudham Krishna
2017 Patel S. I. R. Subhash Patel & Vallabh (Dual role)
2017 Jaya Janaki Nayaka Aswith Narayana Varma
2017 Oxygen Raghupathi
2017 Hello Prakash
2018 Aadhi Narayana Reddy Malayalam Film
2018 Rangasthalam Phanindra Bhupathi (President garu)
2018 Gangstars (Web Series) KD Amazon Original Telugu, Released On June 1
2018 Saakshyam Munu Swamy
2018 Goodachari Raghuveer/Rana
2018 Uppi Rupee Kannada film
Filming
2018 Odiyan Malayalam Film
Post Production
2018 Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava Nithin Telugu Film
2019 Madhuraraja Malayalam Film
Filming
2019 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Filming

Awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards
Nandi Awards
SIIMA Awards
  • 2015 - Best Villain - Legend
  • 2017 - Best Villain - Nannaku Prematho
  • 2017 - Special Jury Award - Pulimurugan
IIFA Utsavam
  • 2015 - Best Supporting Actor - Srimanthudu
  • 2016-Best Actor in a Negative Role -Nannaku Prematho
Asianet Film Awards

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