Jagannatha Varma

K. N. Jagannatha Varma (1 May 1939 – 20 December 2016) was an Indian actor who worked in Malayalam film and television industry. He was also an accomplished Kathakali artist. His son Manu Varma is also a recognized artist and his son-in-law Viji Thampi is a well-known film director.[1] He acted in a number of Malayalam movies performing stereotypical roles of a senior police officer, judge or a priest. Some of his noted roles were in movies New Delhi (1987), Thanthram (1988), Lelam (1997) and Pathram (1999), all directed by Joshiy. Varma joined the Kerala Police Force in 1963, before getting active in movies. He retired from the Kerala Police as the Superintendent of Police.[2] Varma was an accomplished Kathakali artist, having mastered the art from Pallippuram Gopalan Nair Asan. He was also a percussionist, having learned the art from Kalamandalam Raman Namboothiri after retiring from Government service. His younger brother K. N. Surendranatha Varma, a retired college professor, is also a Kathakali artist.

K. N. Jagannatha Varma
Born(1939-05-01)1 May 1939
Died20 December 2016(2016-12-20) (aged 77)
NationalityIndian
Occupation
Parent(s)
  • Kerala Varma Thampuran
  • Ambalika

FamilyEdit

He was born as third among five children to Thekkedathu Kovilakam Kerala Varma Thampuran and Kattunkal Kovilakam Ambalika at Varanad, Cherthala, Kerala. He has four siblings: Raveendranathan, Malleenathan, Surendranathan and Prabhavathi. He had his primary education from Muriyanat School, Cherthala Boys high School, Sanadhana Dharma College, Alappuzha and graduated from M.G. College with Zoology, Botany as Main subject.[3] He was married to Santha Varma, who is from Anjerimadom, Thrissur. The couple have a son Manu Varma, who is an accomplished Television actor, and a daughter Priya. Famous Malayalam movie director Viji Thampi is his Son-in-law.[4]

He died on 20 December 2016 in a private hospital at Neyyattinkara near Thiruvananthapuram, aged 77. He was suffering from various diseases for a while. His last film was 'Dolls', released in 2013. His last TV serial was 'Mangalyapattu', which was being aired in Mazhavil Manorama channel at the time of his death. He was cremated with full state honours at his family crematorium in Cherthala.

FilmographyEdit

  1. The Lovers
  2. Pava (2016) as Bishop
  3. Kidney Biriyani (2015)
  4. Dolls (2013)
  5. Rebecca Uthup Kizhakkemala as Bishop
  6. Ashuravithu (2012)
  7. Happy Durbar (2011)
  8. Christian Brothers (2011) as Bishop
  9. Aakaasha Yathra (2010)
  10. Ringtone (2010)
  11. Rhythm (2010)
  12. Kausthubham (2010)
  13. Thanthonni (2010)
  14. Red Chillies (2009)
  15. Pathaam Adhyaayam (2009)
  16. College Kumaran (2008) as Judge
  17. Twenty:20 (2008) as Judge
  18. Novel (2008) as Vishwanatha Menon
  19. Inspector Garud (2007) as Police officer
  20. Detective (2007)
  21. Aayurrekha (2007) as Nambiar
  22. Bada Dosth (2006) as I.G.
  23. Chess (2006 film) (2006) as D.I.G
  24. Lion (2006) as DGP
  25. Ashwaaroodan (2006) as Mankoyyikkal Vasukuruppu
  26. Highway Police (2006) as Chandrasekharan Mashu
  27. Deepangal Sakshi (2005) as M. K. Menon
  28. Udayam (2004)
  29. Mr. Brahmachari (2003)
  30. Soudaamini (2003)
  31. Nandanam (2002)
  32. Pakalppooram (2002)
  33. The Gift of God (2002)
  34. Njan Rajavu (2002)
  35. Praja (2001) as Mannel Mamachan
  36. Swargavaathil (2001)
  37. Naaranathu Thamburan (2001)
  38. Sraavu (2001)
  39. Laya Thaalangal (2001)
  40. Jeevan Masai (2001)
  41. The Warrant (2000) as IG
  42. Narashimham (2000)
  43. Unnimaaya (2000)
  44. Mark Antony (2000) as Bishop
  45. Crime File (1999) as Bishop Punnassery
  46. Ezhupunna Tharakan (1999) as Priest
  47. Panchapandavar (1999) as Thirumeni
  48. Pathram (1999) as Pattathil Outhakkutty
  49. Udayapuram Sulthan (1999) as Thirumangalathu Nampoothiri
  50. Vazhunnor (1999) as Kuriakose
  51. Mailpeelikkavu (1998)
  52. Poothiruvathira Raavil (1998)
  53. Aaram Thamburan (1997) as Cheriya achan
  54. Snehadooth(1997)
  55. Lelam (1997) as Bishop
  56. Poomarathanalil (1997)
  57. Kathapurushan (1996) as Kunjunni's Father
  58. The Prince (1996/II) as Guru Murthy Shasthri
  59. Kaliveedu (1996) as Menon
  60. Moonilonnu (1996) as Nambyar
  61. Rajaputhran (1996) as Chief Minister
  62. Sallapam (1996) as Prabhakara Varma
  63. 19 April (1996)
  64. Kireedamillaatha Raajakkanmaar(1996) as Caltran Nicholas
  65. Raajaputhran (1996)
  66. Boxer(1995) as Madhavan Nair
  67. Chief Minister K R Gouthami (1994)
  68. Kambolam (1994) as Narayana Iyyer
  69. Moonnilonnu (1994)
  70. Parinayam (1994) as Palakkunnam
  71. Bhaarya (1994)
  72. Aagneyam (1993)
  73. Devasuram (1993) as Adiyodi
  74. Janam (1993) as Fernandez
  75. Journalist (1993) as Kaimal
  76. City Police (1993) as C.M. Vasudeva Panikar
  77. Vietnam Colony (1993) as Company MD
  78. Pandu Pandoru Rajakumari (1992) as Thampuran
  79. Sargam (1992) as Maash
  80. Kizhakkan Pathrose (1992)
  81. Kunukkitta Kozhi (1992)
  82. Radhachakram (1992)
  83. Sabarimalayil Thanka Sooryodayam(1992)
  84. Mahaanagaram (1992)
  85. Kingini (1992)
  86. Sooryachakram (1992)
  87. Thalastaanam (1992) as College Principal
  88. Yoddha (1992) as Raghava Menon
  89. Neelagiri (1991) as Varma
  90. Advaitham (1991) as Sreedharan
  91. Bhoomika (1991) as Superindentent of Police
  92. Chanchattam (1991) as Company M. D.
  93. Gaanamela (1991)
  94. Aanavaal Mothiram (1991)
  95. Nattuvishesham(1991) as Madhava Menon
  96. Nagarathil Samsara Vishayam (1991) as Achutha Menon
  97. Souhrudam (1991)
  98. Chakravarthy (1991) as Augustine Joseph
  99. Venal Kinavukal (1991) as Krishna Kurup
  100. Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu (1990) as I. G.
  101. Kuttettan (1990) as Narayanan
  102. Samrajyam (1990) as K. M. Shah
  103. Mathilukal (1990)
  104. Midhya (1990) as Krishna Kurup
  105. Kottayam Kunjachan (1990) as B. Ramanatha Reddiar
  106. ??? (1990) as Kurisinkal Kariyachan
  107. Naale Ennundenkil (1990)
  108. Maanmizhiyaal (1990)
  109. No:20 Madras mail (1990)
  110. Aanaval Mothiram (1990) as Karthikeyan
  111. Arhatha (1990) as C. K. Ramakrishnan
  112. Ee Kannikoodi (1990) as Police Officer
  113. Kattukuthira (1990)
  114. Varthamankalam(1990) as Arundathi's Father
  115. Randam Varavu (1990) as Judge
  116. Veena Meettiya Vilangukal (1990)
  117. Nammude Naadu (1990)
  118. Mrigaya (1989)
  119. Anagha (1989) as Raghavan Nair
  120. Nair Saab (1989)
  121. Kodungallur Bagavathi (1989)
  122. Kaalalpada (1989)
  123. Annakutty Kodambakkam Vilikkunnu(1989) as C V Chandran
  124. Antharjanam (1989)...Thirumeni
  125. Jeevitham Oru Raagam (1989)
  126. Jagratha (1989) as aka "CBI Diary Part II" - India (English title)
  127. Ardham (1989) as Warrier
  128. Aksharathettu (1989)
  129. Adharvam (1989) as Moothedan
  130. Naaduvazhikal (1989) as Dy.S.P. Pavithran
  131. Mukthi (1988) as Viswanathan Nair
  132. Thanthram (1988) as Kurien Joseph
  133. Nineteen Twenty One (1988)
  134. Marikkunnilla njaan (1988)
  135. 1921 (1988)
  136. Ormayil Ennum (1988)
  137. Aalilakkuruvikal (1988)
  138. Oru CBI Diary Kurippu (1988) as S. P
  139. Dhinarathrangal (1988) as Madhava Menon's Brother-in-law
  140. Aaranyakam (1988) as Madhavan Nair
  141. New Delhi (1987) as C. R. Panikkar
  142. Adimakal Udamakal (1987) as R. K. Shenoy
  143. Achuvettante Veedu (1987) as Varma
  144. Manja Manthrangal (1987)
  145. Vrutham (1987) as Subrahmanya Iyer
  146. Naalkkavala (1987)
  147. Aalippazhangal (1987)
  148. Athinumappuram (1987)
  149. Ajantha (1987)
  150. Theekattu (1987) as Radha's father
  151. Varshangal Poyathariyathe (1987)
  152. Kaiyethum Doorathu (1987) as Chandra Shekhara Kuruppu
  153. Aavanazhi (1986) as Kumar
  154. Nandi Veendum Varika (1986)
  155. Sughamo Devi (1986) as Devi's Father
  156. Nimishangal (1986) as Rajapadmanabhan Thampi
  157. Koodanayum Kattu (1986)
  158. Shobaraj (1986)
  159. Yuvajanotsavam (1986) as SP Dharmapalan
  160. Nakhakshathangal (1986)
  161. Musafir (Hindi, 1986) as Jabbar Patel
  162. Karimpinpoovinakkare (1985) as Advocate
  163. Ayanam (1985) as Alice's Father
  164. Ee Sabdam Innathe Sabdam (1985) as Police Officer
  165. Anu Bandham (1985) as Bhaskaran's Father
  166. Vasantha Sena (1985)
  167. Idanilangal (1985)
  168. Oru Naal Innorunaal (1985)
  169. Avidatheppole Ivideyum (1985)
  170. Rangam (1985)
  171. Shree Krishnaparanthu (1984) as Pappu
  172. Thirakal (1984)
  173. Swarna Gopuram(1984) as Mercy's father
  174. Ethirppukal (1984)
  175. Pavam Krooran(1984)
  176. Unaroo (1984)
  177. Kurishuyudham (1984) as D.I.G
  178. Krishna Guruvayoorappa(1984) as Kunju Nair
  179. Oru Sumangaliyude Kadha (1984) as Doctor
  180. Pallankuzhi (1983) as Karthavu
  181. Marakkillorikkalum (1983) as Kesavan Nampoothiri
  182. Mortuary (1983/II) as College Principal
  183. Rugma (1983) as Narayana Menon
  184. Kelkatha Shabdam (1982) as Babu's Father
  185. Sara Varsham (1982) as Ramakrishnan Nair
  186. Kakka (1982)
  187. Thuranna Jail (1982) as Venukuttan
  188. Amritha Geetham (1982)
  189. Raktham (1981) as George
  190. Arayannam (1981) as Sekharan
  191. Swarangal Swapnagal (1981) as Dr Mohan
  192. Swarna Pakshikal (1981)
  193. Asthamikkatha Pakalukal (1981) as Psychiatrist
  194. Chaakara (1980) as Police Officer
  195. Prakrithi Manohari (1980) as Achuthan Pilla
  196. Anthappuram (1980)
  197. Kannukal (1979) as Menon
  198. Nakshathrangale Sakshi (1979)
  199. Aalmarattam (1978)
  200. Mattoly (1978)

TelevisionEdit

Aired on Program Channel Notes
1996 Kairali Vilasam Lodge Doordarshan
2000 Jwalayayi
Manasi
2003 Kudumbini Asianet
2004 Sthree oru Santhvanam
2005 Kadamattathu Kathanar
2007 Swami ayyappan
2008 Hello Kuttichathan
2008 Snehathooval
2010 Ponnum poovum Amrita TV
2011 Devimahathmyam Asianet
2011 Indharaneelam Surya TV
2014 Sooryakalady Amrita tv
2015-2016 Aathira Sun TV Tamil serial
2016-2017 Mangalyapattu Mazhavil manorama last serial

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Actor dons a different role". The Hindu. 25 November 2005. Archived from the original on 10 September 2006. Retrieved 21 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Mangalam-varika-4-Nov-2013". mangalamvarika.com. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  3. ^ "On Record with T.N. Gopakumar". asianetnews. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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