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P. V. Jagadish Kumar
12 June 1955
Trivandrum, Travancore-Cochin, India
(now Trivandrum, Kerala, India)
|Alma mater||Mar Ivanios College, Trivandrum (M.Com)|
|Occupation|| Film actor |
Former college Lecturer
former nationalized bank manager
|Years active||1984 –present|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Spouse(s)||Dr. P. Rama Jagadish|
|Children||Dr. Ramya Jagadish|
|Parent(s)||K. Parameshwaran Nair|
P. Bhasurangi Amma
P. V. Jagadish Kumar (born 12 June 1955),  popularly known as Jagadish , is an Indian film actor, screenwriter, television presenter, cinematographer, and former politician. He has starred in over 375 Malayalam films , 2 Tamil films and 2 Hindi films. He is best known for his comic performances. Jagadish starred in over 50 films as the main hero. He was the one of the lead heroes in Malayalam Cinema during the 1990s, along with Mukesh, Siddique, Sreenivasan and Jayaram.
Jagadish made his acting debut with My Dear Kuttichathan (1984), India's first 3D film. He got a big break with his role as Appukuttan in Siddique-Lal's In Harihar Nagar (1990). He was a lead actor in a number of films during the 1990s, though he now mostly does supporting roles. His notable films include Godfather (1991), Mimics Parade (1991), Welcome to Kodaikanal (1992), Thiruthalvaadi (1992), Priyapetta Kukku (1992), Mr & Mrs (1992), Pandu Pandoru Rajakumari (1992), Kunukkitta Kozhi (1992), Kasarkode Khaderbai (1992), Kallan Kappalil Thanne (1992), Grihaprevesam (1992), Sthreedhanam (1993), Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans (1993), Injakkadan Mathai & Sons (1993), Simhavalan Menon (1995), Mimics Super 1000 (1996), and Hitler (1996). He has written a few scripts as well, most notably Adhipan (1989). 
Jagadish is a postgraduate M.Com. rank-holder. He transitioned from a nationalized bank officer to a govt aided college lecturer and to a film actor within a short time. In 2016, Jagadish entered into politics using his star value to compete against his colleague and former state minister K. B. Ganesh Kumar for Member of the Legislative Assembly post of the Pathanapuram constituency under the banner of the Indian National Congress and lost in the elections.
Jagadish was born as the fifth son among six children to K. Parameshwaran Nair and P. Bhasurangi Amma on 12 June 1955 in present-day Chenkal, Neyyattinkara, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. His father was a school headmaster and his mother was a housewife. He has two elder brothers, Dr. Gopakumar and Rajkumar; a younger brother, Sureshkumar; and two elder sisters, Late Dr.P.B.Santha Devi and Chandrika Devi.   He had his primary education from Government Model Boys Higher Secondary School, Thiruvananthapuram.  He earned a bachelor's in commerce from Government Arts College, Thiruvananthapuram.  Jagadish post-graduated with a Master of Commerce from Mar Ivanios College, Nalanchira, Trivandrum under the University of Kerala with first rank.  He worked as a Clerk in Canara Bank, Edappal, Kerala. Later he became a lecturer and NCC officer in M.G. College, Thiruvananthapuram, a college run by NSS. He had dreams of becoming a film actor, so he took a long leave from his job and tried his luck in films.
Jagadish is married to Dr. P. Rama, a forensic professor in the Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. The couple have two daughters, both are doctors, now married and having their own children.   They are settled at Kaladi, Karamana, Thiruvananthapuram.
Jagadish debuted in films with a minor role in My Dear Kuttichathan (1984), which was India's first 3-D film.  Jagadish became an established actor with his roles in Mutharamkunnu P.O. (1985), Nandi Veendum Varika (1986), Manivathoorile Aayiram Sivarathrikal (1987) and Vandanam (1989). In his early career, he wrote stories and screenplays for a few films including Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu (1986) (story), Manivathoorile Aayiram Sivarathrikal (1987) (dialogue) and Adhipan (1989) (screenplay).  Jagadish's performance as Appukkuttan in In Harihar Nagar (1990), directed by Siddique-Lal, was highly acclaimed. Jagadish proved himself again with terrific comic timing[ citation needed ] with his role as Mayeen kutty in Godfather (1991), which was directed by the same director duo.  With the success of these movies, Jagadish became one of the most popular actors in the early to mid-1990s.[ citation needed ] He acted in the leading role in more than 30 low-budget films, most of which were successes at the box office. He acted in the family-oriented movies Sthree dhanam, Bharya, Ponnaranthottathe Rajavu, and Mr and Mrs. He also acted in the slapstick comedies Pavam IA Ivachan, and Kunukkitta Kozhi . In most movies he shared the hero role with the likes of Mukesh and Siddique. In his prime, he also acted in supporting roles with Mammootty, Mohanlal and Jayaram. The roles in Butterflies, Minnaminunginum Minnukettu and Jackpot earned loud applause from the audience.[ citation needed ]
In the late 1990s and 2000s, Jagadish failed to reinvent himself as a strong actor and continued doing the same kind of roles as his younger days which did not go well with the audience. Also, a new generation of comedy actors was rising. He later appeared in stage shows conducted in foreign countries with his self-mocking stances and improvised dialogues.[ citation needed ]
Jagadish again got a break in his career in 2009 with his reappearance as "Appukkuttan" in Harihar Nagar 2 , a sequel to In Harihar Nagar . The film went on to become a hit. This proved to be vital for Jagdish as he got another opportunity as the hero in another movie, Decent Parties . Jagadish was established as a comedian and light-hearted hero who evokes spontaneous laughter with a certain whimsical oddity; this was his humour quotient.[ citation needed ]
Later Jagadish played roles that distinguished him from his earlier stereotyped comedy roles, which has cost him dearly with the audience. In 2010 he scripted for the film April Fool , which was literally copied from Dinner for Schmucks , and the poor scripting resulted in failure. After a hiatus he came alive through television programs as a chief judge for the comedy programme Vodafone Comedy Stars in Asianet and anchored the channel's organized award functions.[ citation needed ] His policing changed the pattern of existing comedy through media into tight politically correct skits with light humour and morals. This screen presence brought him back more roles in big movies and his compatibility as a superstar both in front of the camera and on the TV stage was well praised by channels.  He revealed in an interview as his fellow generation of actors were turning to production, he also is planning to direct a movie with Mammootty in the lead role.[ citation needed ]
In 2016, in Ranjith's movie Leela Jagadish played the negative role of a drunkard father which broke his stereotypical buffoon role and gathered wide appreciation. 
Asianet Film Awards
|2003||Magic Magic 3D||Owen Burke||Villain's assistant|
|- |2010 || Kushti |
|1995||Praayikkara Paappaan||Kokkum poonchirakum||Padmasree Dr K S Chithra||Bichu Thirumala||SP Venkitesh|
|1998||British Market||Kuchipudi Kuchipadi Aadi Varum||Solo||Gireesh Puthenchery||Rajamani|
|1998||Achaammakkuttiyude Achaayan||Cheppu kilukki Nadakkana Rappayi||Biju Narayanan, Kalabhavan Mani||Sarath Vayalar||Kalavoor Balan|
|2005||Kalyaanakkurimaanam||Keralam oru||Jyotsna, Vidhu Prathap, Nimmi, Ram||Bichu Thirumala, S Ramesan Nair, Joy Thamalam, Suresh Krishnamoorthy||Ronnie Raphael|
|2009||The Stars||Idamvalam Thiinju||Solo||K A Latheef|
|1995||Kairali Vilasam Lodge||Doordarshan||TV debut||Serial|
|2002||Chila Kudumba Chithrangal||Kairali TV||Vishwanathan||Replaced Sidhique||Serial|
|2002-2004||Life is Beautiful||Asianet||Vishwanathan||Sequel of Chila Kudumba Chitrangal|
|2006-2008||Minnum Tharam||Asianet||Host||Game show|
|2010-2013||Comedy Stars||Asianet||Judge||Reality show|
|2011||Nammal Thammil||Asianet||Host||Replaced Sreekandan Nair||Talk show|
|2012-2013||Lunars Comedy Express||Asianet Plus||Judge||Later left the show||Reality show|
|2013–2021||Comedy Stars Season 2||Asianet||Judge||Won, Golden Star Award at Asianet Television Awards 2016||Reality show|
|2016-2017||Rahasya Sancharangal||Asianet Plus||Host||Replaced Shankar Ramakrishnan||Crime Series|
|2017||Oru Cilma Kadha||Amrita TV||Various roles||Serial|
|Great Magical Circus||Amrita TV||Judge||Reality show|
|2020||Veendum Chila Veetuviseshangal||Asianet||Host||Comedy Talk show|
|2021||Onamamankam Bigg Boss||Asianet||Co-Host||Onam Special show|
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