|Other names||Jagan and Puri|
|Relatives||Sairam Shankar (brother)|
Petla Uma Sankara Ganesh (brother)
Puri Jagannadh (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.
He produces films under his production companies, Puri Jagannadh Touring Talkies and Vaishno Academy. He also owns a music company called as Puri Sangeet. His box office hits that he directed in addition to Badri include Itlu Sravani Subramanyam, Appu, Idiot, Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, Sivamani, Pokiri, Desamuduru, Golimaar, Businessman, Iddarammayilatho, Heart Attack, Temper and iSmart Shankar.
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.
Puri started his career as an assistant director to Ram Gopal Varma for several Telugu films. 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.
|4||2001||Itlu Sravani Subramanyam||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Telugu|
|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|
|10||2004||Shart: The Challenge||Yes||Yes||Yes||Hindi||Remake of Badri|
|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
|17||2008||Neninthe||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Telugu||Nandi Award for Best Dialogue Writer|
|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
|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|
|31||2017||Rogue||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Telugu / Kannada|
|34||2019||iSmart Shankar||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Telugu||Cameo appearance|
|35||2020||Fighter with Vijay Deverakonda||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Telugu
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