Jagannathan (actor)

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Born1938 (1938)
Died8 December 2012(2012-12-08) (aged 73–74)
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s)Saraswathi Amma

Jagannathan (1938 – 8 December 2012) was an Indian actor who worked in Malayalam cinema.



Jagannathan was born to Sekharan Nair in Changanassery in 1938. [1] 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. [2]

Movie career

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. [3] Jagannathan also directed four plays: Pathanam, Parivarthanam, Karadi and Vivahalochana.

Jagannathan's film debut was in Oridathu (1986), directed by Aravindan. [4] 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.


Jagannathan died on 8 December 2012 at Poojappura in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. [5]


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.


  1. Pooram
  2. Gramathil Ninnu (1978) not released
  3. Oridathu (1986)
  4. Theetham (1986)
  5. Swathi Thirunal (film) (1987)
  6. Sruthi (1987) as Achuthan Marar
  7. Puravrutham (1988)
  8. Dasharatham (1989) as Sankaran Nair
  9. Chanakyan (1989) as Madhava Menon's Aide
  10. Utharam (1989) as Subrahmaniam
  11. Artham (1989) as Bookshop Owner
  12. Swagatham (1989) Vallabhai
  13. Mazhavilkavadi (1989) as Ubaid
  14. Appu (1990) as Thamarakshan
  15. Samrajyam (1990) as Lakshmi's Father
  16. Kottayam Kunjachan (1990) as Mathayi
  17. Marupuram (1990)
  18. Nale Ennundenkil (1990)
  19. Vachanam (1990)
  20. Souhrdam (1990) as Krishnan
  21. Thudarkadha (1991) as Sankarankutty
  22. Koodikazhcha (1991) as Eenthapurayil Eenasu
  23. Aanaval Mothiram (1991) as Annie's Father
  24. Kadalora Kattu (1991) as Aouthakutty
  25. Oru Prathyeka Ariyippu (1991) as Dasappan
  26. Aham (1992)
  27. Soorya Chakram (1992)
  28. Kingini (1992)
  29. kunukkitta kozhi
  30. Addehamenna Iddeham
  31. Pattanathil Sundaran
  32. Simhavaalan Menon
  33. Rajashilpi (1992)
  34. Ezhunnallathu
  35. Soorya Gayathri (1992) as Ramanathan
  36. Aayirappara (1993) as Chandrabhanu
  37. Pravachakan (1993) as Chackochan
  38. Devasuram (1993) as Poduval
  39. Thiruda Thuruda (1993)- Tamil as Astroleger
  40. Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu (1994) as Venkiti
  41. Avittam Thirunaal Aarogya Sriman (1995) as Sukumara Pillai
  42. Thacholi Varghese Chekavar(1995)
  43. Manthrikante Pravu (1995)
  44. Mayoora Nritham (1996)
  45. Kalyana Unnikal (1997)
  46. The Truth (1998)
  47. Stalin Sivadas (1999) as Keshava Pilla
  48. Jeevan Masai (2001) as Shasthrikal
  49. Sravu (2001) as Kochayyappan
  50. Thenthulli (2001)
  51. Adheena (2002)
  52. Videsi Nair Swadesi Nair as Fr. Idikkula
  53. Ente Hridayathinte Udama (2002)
  54. Punarjani (2003)
  55. Pattanathil Sundaran (2003) as Gopalakrishnan Nair
  56. Oru Pennum Randanum (2008)
  57. Pakal Nakshathrangal (2008)
  58. Patham Nilayile Theevandi (2009)
  59. Ardhanaari (2012)

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