Born : Puri Jagannadh
28 September : 1966 (age 48)
Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence : Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Other names : Jagan
Occupation : Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Story-Writer
Years active : 1999–present
Puri Jagannadh (born 28 September 1966 is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer, prominent in Telugu cinema. He is also a three-time Nandi Award recipient.
He made his Bollywood debut in 2004, with the film Shart: The Challenge. In 2011, he directed Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap, which was invited to be archived in the Oscar library. Jagannadh is associated with Vaishno Academy, a film production house in South.
Jagannadh was born in a middle class Telugu family. 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, Amisha Patel in supporting roles. He is touted as a god father to Telugu actor Ravi Teja, by starring him in hits like Itlu Sravani Subramanyam and Idiot.
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 and Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi.