| Puri Jagannadh|
| 28 September 1966 (age 49) (1966-09-28) Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India|
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Story-Writer
Sairam Shankar (brother), Ganesh (brother)
Akash Puri Jagannadh, Pavithra Jagannadh
Temper, Loafer, Jyothi Lakshmi, Pokiri, Heart Attack
N T Rama Rao Jr, Mahesh Babu, Pawan Kalyan, Prakash Raj, Ganesh Babu
Puri Jagannath (born 28 September 1966) is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer, who works primarily in the Telugu cinema. He is a three-time Nandi Award recipient. In 2006 he directed Pokiri, premiered at the 7th IIFA Film Festival held in Dubai. The path breaking blockbuster was later remade into several Indian Languages, and catapulted Jagannadh to national recognition. He made his Bollywood debut in 2004, with the film Shart: The Challenge. In 2011, he directed Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap, which was archived in the Oscar library. He produces films under his production companies, Puri Jagannadh Touring Talkies and Vaishno Academy. He also owns a music company called as Puri Sangeet. Other box office hits that he directed include, Badri, Itlu Sravani Subramanyam, Idiot, Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, Sivamani, Pokiri, Desamuduru, Golimaar, Businessman, Iddarammayilatho, Heart Attack and Temper.
Jagannadh was born in a Telugu velama family in Pithapuram, East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. His native village is Bapiraju Kothapalli,Narsipatnam, Visakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh. He studied at St. Theresa R.C.M. high school in Pedaboddepalli. He started his career as an assistant director to Ram Gopal Varma for several Telugu films. His Telugu directorial debut, Badri was a blockbuster, starring Pawan Kalyan in the lead role, along with Renu Desai, Prakash Raj, and Amisha Patel in supporting roles. He is a good friend to actor Ravi Teja who starred in his blockbuster films like Itlu Sravani Subramanyam, Idiot.
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