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Jagapati Veeramachineni
Jagapathi Babu at 62nd Filmfare awards south.jpg
Jagapathi Babu at the 62nd Filmfare Awards South ceremony
Born
Jagapathi Babu

ResidenceHyderabad, Telangana
Other namesJaggu Bhai
Years active1977-present
Parent(s)V B Rajendra Prasad

Jagapati Babu (About this soundpronunciation ; 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 (originally named as Jagapathi Rao) 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. His next movie was Legend in 2014 where he played the antagonist against Nandamuri Balakrishna .His performance in Legend was praised by many and he won quite a few awards as best villain. From here, his career turned around and he started to bag good supporting roles. 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 Mohanlal in Pulimurugan. In 2017, he played Naga Chaitanya's father in Rarandoi Veduka Chudham. He played a villain in the movie Rangasthalam which was a Super Hit movie. He also played antagonist in Ravi Teja's movie Nela Ticket. In 2018, he played an antagonist in Goodachari, which became a sleeper hit.He played an antagonist in Jr. NTR's Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava. His performance was praised by many. He also has an important role in upcoming movie of Chiranjeevi Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jagapathi Babu in Vikram's next - The Hindu
  2. ^ TSR LKP award for Jagapathi Babu - The Hindu
  3. ^ Jagapati babu gets Kala Bhushana..!! Famlily hero awarded Kala Bhushana!! Archived 10 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ The Hindu : Andhra Pradesh / Visakhapatnam News : Adhineta inspired me, says Jagapathi Babu
  5. ^ ‘I could not make a good movie for my son’ - The Hindu
  6. ^ "Title". TeluguCinema. Archived from the original on 11 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Winners list: 62nd Britannia Filmfare Awards (South)". The Times of India. 27 June 2015. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015.

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