Puri Jagannadh

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Puri Jagannadh
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Born (1966-09-28) 28 September 1966 (age 54)
Bapiraju Kothapalli, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India[1]
Other namesJagan and Puri[2]
Occupation
  • Director
  • producer
  • screenwriter
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Lavanya
ChildrenAkash
Pavitra
RelativesSairam Shankar (brother)
Petla Uma Sankara Ganesh (brother)

Puri Jagannadh[3] (born 28 September 1966) is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer, who works primarily in the Telugu cinema. He is known as the Dynamic Director in Telugu film industry for his characterisations and style of film making.

He made his directorial debut with the 2000 blockbuster film Badri starring Pawan Kalyan, Renu Desai and Ameesha Patel. In 2006, he directed Pokiri, premiered at the 7th IIFA Film Festival held in Dubai. The film was later re-made into several Indian Languages, and brought Puri national recognition.[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 produces films under his production companies, Puri Jagannadh Touring Talkies and Vaishno Academy. He also owns a music company called as Puri Sangeet.[6] His box office hits that he directed in addition to Badri[7] include Itlu Sravani Subramanyam, Appu, Idiot, Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, Sivamani, Pokiri, Desamuduru, Golimaar, Businessman, Iddarammayilatho, Heart Attack, Temper and iSmart Shankar.

Biography[edit]

Puri Jagannath was born in a Telugu-speaking Hindu Koppula Velama family in Pithapuram, East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. His native village is Bapiraju Kothapalli, Kotauratla Mandal, Visakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh. He studied at St. Theresa R.C.M. high school in Pedaboddepalli. Petla is his family name and Puri Jagannath is his given name, in honour of Lord Jagannath Temple of Puri.

Career[edit]

Puri started his career as an assistant director to Ram Gopal Varma for several Telugu films.[8] His Telugu directorial debut, Badri starred Pawan Kalyan. He is a good friend of actor Ravi Teja who starred in some of his films like Itlu Sravani Subramanyam, and Idiot. He has also worked in the Kannada industry and introduced Puneeth Rajkumar. In 2011 he worked with Amitabh Bachchan.[9]

Filmography[edit]

# Year Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Producer Story Screenplay Dialogues
1 2000 Badri Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2 2000 Bachi Yes Yes Yes Telugu
3 2001 Yuvaraja Yes Kannada
4 2001 Itlu Sravani Subramanyam Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
5 2002 Appu Yes Yes Yes Kannada
6 2002 Idiot Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu Remake of Appu
7 2003 Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu Nandi Award for Best Dialogue Writer
8 2003 Sivamani Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
9 2004 Andhrawala Yes Yes Yes Telugu
10 2004 Shart: The Challenge Yes Yes Yes Hindi Remake of Badri
11 2004 143 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
12 2005 Super Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
13 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
14 2007 Desamuduru Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2007 Hello Premistara Yes Telugu
15 2007 Chirutha Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
16 2008 Bujjigadu Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
17 2008 Neninthe Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu Nandi Award for Best Dialogue Writer
2009 Bumper Offer Yes Yes Yes Telugu
18 2009 Ek Niranjan Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
19 2010 Golimaar Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2010 Ye Maaya Chesave Telugu Cameo appearance
20 2011 Nenu Naa Rakshasi Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
21 2011 Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap Yes Yes Yes Hindi
22 2012 Businessman Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu Santosham Best Director Award
Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Director

Cameo appearance

23 2012 Devudu Chesina Manushulu Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
24 2012 Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
25 2013 Iddarammayilatho Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu His 25th Film as Director
26 2014 Heart Attack Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
2014 Romeo Yes Yes Yes Telugu
27 2015 Temper Yes Yes Yes Telugu Cameo appearance
28 2015 Jyothy Lakshmi Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
29 2015 Loafer Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
30 2016 Ism Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu Cameo appearance
31 2017 Rogue Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu / Kannada
32 2017 Paisa Vasool Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
33 2018 Mehbooba Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
34 2019 iSmart Shankar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu Cameo appearance
2020 Romantic Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu
35 2020 Fighter with Vijay Deverakonda Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Telugu

Hindi

Filming[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CineGoer.com - Interview With Puri Jagannath". Archived from the original on 2 February 2007. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  2. ^ M. L, Narasimham (23 July 2002). "In a dual role". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 16 January 2004. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  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". 13 January 2009. Archived from the original on 13 January 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  5. ^ Oscar Academy asks Big B for 'Bbuddah...' script – Yahoo! News India Archived 14 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. In.news.yahoo.com (29 July 2011). Retrieved on 15 February 2014.
  6. ^ Arts / Cinema : Fanboy Bachchanalia Archived 6 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine. The Hindu (2 July 2011). Retrieved on 15 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Puri Jagannadh - Movies, Biography, News, Age & Photos | BookMyShow". BookMyShow. Archived from the original on 3 August 2017. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  8. ^ It’s Krishnavamsi versus Puri Jagannath this week Archived 2 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Entertainment.oneindia.in (9 October 2009). Retrieved on 15 February 2014.
  9. ^ Raviteja – Interviews in Telugu Movies Archived 7 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Totaltollywood.com. Retrieved on 15 February 2014.
  10. ^ Murali Krishna CH (5 February 2020). "Exclusive: Vijay Deverakonda's film with Puri Jagannadh titled Liger". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 14 February 2020.

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