Wednesday, March 13, 2013

JAGANNATHAN

Jagannathan was a Popular Malayalam actor on Stage/T.V. and films for several years and have acted in films of eminent directors like  G.Aravindan,
Adoor Gopalakrishnan etc also.


He was born at  Changanacherry in 1938.His acquaintance with 'Kavalam Narayana Panicker and Nedumudi Venu' helped him to get a leading  role in the play 'Avanavan Kadamba' written by  'Kavalam' and directed by 'G.Aravindan' which made him popular.He contined to act in the plays of Kavalam Narayana Panicker and travelled all over India and abroad along with his troupe.Later he directed plays 'Pathanam,Parivarthanam,Karadi and Vivahalochana'.
His entry in to Malayalam films was with the movie 'Oridathu' directed by G.Aravindan in 1986.In the same year he portrayed a role in 'My dear wrong Number' directed by 'Priyadarshan'.In 1987 he got a role in the film 'Theertham' directed by Mohan in which Nedumudi Venu was in the lead role.
His leading role in a T.V.Serial  by name 'Kairalivilasam Lodge' attracted audience very much and he became very popular among household viewers of T.V.
Jagannathan continued with his stage plays,T.V.Serials and Movies and he was able to act in more than 150 films.His role in films like 'Pattanathil Sundaran,Swagatham,Mazhavil Kavady, etc earned accolades.He had also sung a song for the film 'Swagatham'.
Jagannathan died on Dec 8, 2012.

Selected Filmography

Oridathu
Hello My dear Wrong Number
Theertham
Dinarathrangal
Puravritham
Swagatham
Mazhavil Kavady
Nale Ennundenkil
Vachanam
Marupuram
Anaval Mothiram
Rajashilpi
Kingini
Soorya Chakram
Devasuram
Kalyana Unnikal
The Truth
Then Thully
Sravu
Kaiyethum Doorathu
Atheena
Punarjani
Mayookham
Pakal Nakshatrangal
Oru Pennum Randanum
Ardhanari

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