|Died||8 December 2012 (aged 73–74)|
Jagannathan (1938 – 8 December 2012) was an Indian actor who worked in Malayalam cinema.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Jagannathan was born to Sekharan Nair in Changanassery in 1938. He did his primary education from Thuravoor L.P School, Vaikom Government School. He got training from Rashtriya Anushasan Yojan at Rajasthan and won first rank in it. He worked as instructor at L.D.S Training Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh for four years. He also worked as Physical Education Officer at Neyattinkara Government High School, St. Joseph's High School, Thiruvananthapuram, Poojappura Government High School and at Javahar Bal Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram. He held posts as Government Welfare Officer and Govenernment Sports Director Administrator.
Movie career[edit | edit source]
He was an active member of the Malayalam theatre scene along with G. Aravindan and Nedumudi Venu. He played the noted character of Aattappandaram in the play Avanavan Kadamba written by Kavalam Narayana Panicker and directed by Aravindan. Jagannathan also directed four plays: Pathanam, Parivarthanam, Karadi and Vivahalochana.
Jagannathan's film debut was in Oridathu (1986), directed by Aravindan. He acted in over 100 Malayalam films. Ardhanaari (2012) was his last film to be released before his death. Jagannathan also played roles in many television serials, including Kairalivilasam Lodge, which made him popular among Malayali households.
Death[edit | edit source]
Family[edit | edit source]
He is married to Saraswathi Amma. The couple have a daughter Rohini, and a son Chandrasekharan. Malayalam television serial director Sivamohan Thampi is his son-in-law.
Filmography[edit | edit source]
- Gramathil Ninnu (1978) not released
- Oridathu (1986)
- Theetham (1986)
- Swathi Thirunal (film) (1987)
- Sruthi (1987) as Achuthan Marar
- Puravrutham (1988)
- Dasharatham (1989) as Sankaran Nair
- Chanakyan (1989) as Madhava Menon's Aide
- Utharam (1989) as Subrahmaniam
- Artham (1989) as Bookshop Owner
- Swagatham (1989) Vallabhai
- Mazhavilkavadi (1989) as Ubaid
- Appu (1990) as Thamarakshan
- Samrajyam (1990) as Lakshmi's Father
- Kottayam Kunjachan (1990) as Mathayi
- Marupuram (1990)
- Nale Ennundenkil (1990)
- Vachanam (1990)
- Souhrdam (1990) as Krishnan
- Thudarkadha (1991) as Sankarankutty
- Koodikazhcha (1991) as Eenthapurayil Eenasu
- Aanaval Mothiram (1991) as Annie's Father
- Kadalora Kattu (1991) as Aouthakutty
- Oru Prathyeka Ariyippu (1991) as Dasappan
- Aham (1992)
- Soorya Chakram (1992)
- Kingini (1992)
- kunukkitta kozhi
- Addehamenna Iddeham
- Pattanathil Sundaran
- Simhavaalan Menon
- Rajashilpi (1992)
- Soorya Gayathri (1992) as Ramanathan
- Aayirappara (1993) as Chandrabhanu
- Pravachakan (1993) as Chackochan
- Devasuram (1993) as Poduval
- Thiruda Thuruda (1993)- Tamil as Astroleger
- Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu (1994) as Venkiti
- Avittam Thirunaal Aarogya Sriman (1995) as Sukumara Pillai
- Thacholi Varghese Chekavar(1995)
- Manthrikante Pravu (1995)
- Mayoora Nritham (1996)
- Kalyana Unnikal (1997)
- The Truth (1998)
- Stalin Sivadas (1999) as Keshava Pilla
- Jeevan Masai (2001) as Shasthrikal
- Sravu (2001) as Kochayyappan
- Thenthulli (2001)
- Adheena (2002)
- Videsi Nair Swadesi Nair as Fr. Idikkula
- Ente Hridayathinte Udama (2002)
- Punarjani (2003)
- Pattanathil Sundaran (2003) as Gopalakrishnan Nair
- Oru Pennum Randanum (2008)
- Pakal Nakshathrangal (2008)
- Patham Nilayile Theevandi (2009)
- Ardhanaari (2012)
TV Serials[edit | edit source]
- Take 4 OK
- Mookkuthiyum Manchadiyum
- School Diary
- Kairalivilasam Lodge (Doordarshan)
- Kadamattathu Kathanar (Asianet)
- Mandan Kunju (Doordarshan)
- chandrodayam (Doordarshan)
- Punnakka Vikasana Corporation (Doordarshan)
- Ara Nazhika Neram (Amrita TV)
- Vikramadithyan (Asianet)
Awards[edit | edit source]
- Kerala State Theatre Award for the second best actor (1985) - Aayiram Katham Akale
- Kerala State Award for the best supporting actor in a television serial (1999) - School Diary, Draupadi
References[edit | edit source]
- "നടൻ ജഗന്നാഥൻ അന്തരിച്ചു". Malayala Manorama. 8 December 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- "On Record with T.N.Gopakumar". asianetnews. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
- "നടൻ ജഗന്നാഥൻ അന്തരിച്ചു". Webdunia. 8 December 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- "Jagannathan passes away". The New Indian Express. 9 December 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
- Special Correspondent (9 December 2012). "Actor Jagannathan dead". National/Kerala. The Hindu. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
- "നടൻ ജഗന്നാഥൻ അന്തരിച്ചു". Madhyamam. 9 December 2012. Archived from the original on 11 December 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012.