Puri Jagannadh (born 28 September 1966) is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer, who works primarily in the Telugu cinema.
Jagannadh in 2011
|Other names||Jagan and Puri|
|Relatives||Sairam Shankar (brother)|
Petla Uma Sankara Ganesh (brother)
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 owns a music company called Puri Sangeet. The 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 Jagannadh was born on 28 September 1966 in Pithapuram, Andhra Pradesh. His native place is Bapiraju Kothapalli village of Visakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh. He was schooled at St. Theresa High School, Pedda Boddapalli and graduated from A. M. A. L. College, Anakapalle in 1986.
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 with the film Appu. In 2011 he worked with Amitabh Bachchan in the film Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap.
|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|
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