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Residence  Kodambakkam, Chennai
Role  Film director
Name  A. Jagannathan

Years active  1973-2012
Occupation  film director
Spouse  Rajamani (m. ?–2012)
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Born  26 Nov 1935Tiruppur
Died  October 7, 2012, Coimbatore
Children  Usha Devi, Arun Kumar, Pavithra Devi
Awards  Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
Movies  Thanga Magan, Moondru Mugam, Idhayakkani, Komberi Mookan, Kaadhal Parisu
Similar People  Thengai Srinivasan, V K Ramasamy, R S Manohar, Poornima Jayaram, Ilayaraja

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A. Jagannathan (26 November 1935 – 7 October 2012) was an Indian film director who worked in the Tamil, Telugu, Kannada an Hindi film industry. He directed nearly 50 films in Tamil.


Film career

He made his debut as director in Manipayal in 1973 after working as an assistant to T. Prakash Rao and P. Neelakantan for almost 15 films, most of them being MGR movies. He directed the MGR film Idhayakkani, and some television serials.

He directed Sivaji Ganesan's Vellai Roja which won awards including the Filmfare Award. Another successful venture in his career was Moondru Mugam.


He suffered from breathing ailments and was hospitalized in Coimbatore for a fortnight. He died on 7 October 2012, and was cremated at Tiruppur. He was survived by his wife Rajamani, daughters Usha Devi and Pavithra Devi and son Arun Kumar.


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