Jagapathi Babu is a well-known Indian actor. He is mostly known for his work in Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam film industry. The actor rose to fame for playing a variety of roles and working with eminent directors like Krishna Vamsi, Guna Sekhar, Suresh Krishna, Ramgopal Varma, Manirathnam, etc. He is popular for family-centric and comedy genre movies. He has established himself as a great actor over time with his amazing acting skills and energy.
Jagapathi Babu was born into a high-class Hindu family on 12 February 1962 in Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. His father’s name is Late Veeramachaneni Rajendra who was a film producer. His mother’s name is not known. He has an elder brother named Ram Prasad. Once the actor said that his mother stopped talking to him for almost 2 years after she caught him smoking and saw him accompanying a girl.
Jagapathi Babu is married to Lakshmi, it was an arranged marriage. Apparently, the actor was in love with a girl when he was young but his mother was against that relationship and got him married to the girl of her choice. Later, he mentioned that his mother’s choice was right but that made him realize the value of love. And that is why when his daughter Meghana Babu revealed she is in love, he didn’t object to the relationship. Other than this, once there were rumors which made his name associated with actresses like Priyamani and Soundarya but he denied such rumors.
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Jagapathi Babu Wiki/Bio
|Birth Name||Veeramachaneni Jagapatirao Chowdary|
|Nick Name||JB, Jaggu|
|Age||(as in 2022) 60 Years|
|Debut||• Telugu Film: Manchi Manushulu (1974, as a child actor)|
• Telugu Film: Simha Swapnam(1989, as a lead actor)
• Tamil Film: Madrasi (2006)
• Kannada Film: Bachchan (2013)
• Malayalam Film: Pulimurugan (2016)
• Bengali Film: Boss 2 (2017)
• Telugu TV: Lakshmi Talk Show (2009)
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Aquarius|
|Birth Place||Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Date of Birth||12 February 1962|
|Home Town||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Mother's Name||Not Known|
|Father's Name||Veeramachaneni Rajendra Prasad (Film Producer, died in 2015)|
|Brother||Veeramachaneni Ram Prasad|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||• Priyamani (rumored)|
• Soundarya (rumored)
Marital Status, Wife and Children
|Marriage Date||Not Known|
|College/University||Chaitanya College, Hyderabad|
|Brands Endorsed||Not Known|
|Career Manager||Not Known|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 180 cm|
in meters- 1.8 m
in feet inches- 5’ 11”
|Weight (Approx.)||in kilograms- 70 kg|
in pounds- 154 lbs
|Chest Size||40 Inches|
|Biceps Size||13 Inches|
|Waist Size||34 Inches|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Dress Size||4 (US)|
|Shoe Size||10 (US)|
|Favourite Food||Not Known|
|Favourite Actors||Not Known|
After completed primary education Jagapathi Babu did graduation from Chaitanya College, Hyderabad. He started his career with the movie “Manchi Manushulu” as a child artist in 1974. In the year 1989, he initiated his filmy career with a Telugu movie titled ‘Simha Swapnam’ was produced by his father and directed by V. Madhusudhan Rao.
Jagapathi Babu worked in a few films such as Adavilo Abhimanyudu, Chinnari Muddula Papa, Pandirimancham, Sahasam, Asadhyulu, etc before his first commercially successful, blockbuster movie ‘Peddarikam’ in 1992. Ram Gopal Varma’s film ‘Gaayam‘ gave him a breakthrough in 1993.
Jagapathi Babu Net Worth
According to Woodgram, Jagapathi Babu’s estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & many more details have been updated below. Let’s check, How Rich is Jagapathi Babu in 2022?
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)||$13 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)||Under Review|
|Annual Salary||Under Review|
Noted, Right now, We don’t have enough information about Cars, Monthly/Yearly Salary, etc. We will update soon.
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The actor gained star status and was able to reach a huge audience with the 1994 super hit movie ‘Subha Lagnam’. S V Krishna Reddy’s ‘Maavichiguru’ added one more hit to his career. His role in the thriller movie’ Manoharam.’ Was greatly appreciate by the audience. His next projects Anukokunda Oka Roj, Kabaddi Kabaddi, Pedababu, and Athade Oka Sainyam were the runway hits during 2003-2005.2007 film ‘Lakshyam ‘ gave him fame as a supporting actor.
Jagapathi Babu made a debut in Tamil films with a movie ‘Madrasi’. He then appeared in another Tamil movie ‘Thaandavam’ in which he played the character of an antagonist. His next movie ‘Jai Bolo Telangana’ brought him a huge success.
Later, He made a debut in Kannada cinema with the movie ‘Bachchan’ in 2012. He played the character of a cop and actor Sudeep was in a lead role. Jagapathi made a comeback to the Tamil Cine industry with the movie ‘Puthagam’ in 2013. He has played different types of characters, including antagonists, villains, father figures, etc.
The actor was seen in ‘Legend’ as an antagonist and then as a villain in Rajinikanth starer ‘Lingaa’. Ra Ra… Krishnayya, Current Theega, O Manishi Katha, Nannaku Prematho, Kaththi Sandai are few of his movies. He worked on movies such as Patel S. I. R., Jaya Janaki Nayaka, Oxygen, and Hello in 2017.
His upcoming projects include Aadhi, Odiyan, Rangasthalam, Uppi Rupee, and Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. He has also worked as a dubbing artist for the movie ‘The BFG’ in 2016. Jagapathi dubbed for actor Mark Rylance for the Telugu version. Apart from this, he has given the voice for movies like Victory, Don Seenu, and Janatha Garage. An autobiographical TV series titled ‘Samudram’ based on his life was announced in 2015. He has won many prestigious awards during his film career including Filmfare Awards, Nandi Awards, SIIMA Awards, IIFA Utsavam, and Asianet Film Awards.
TV Shows & Serials List
|1974||Manchi Manushulu |
|1989|| Simha Swapnam |
|1990||Chinnari Muddula Papa|
Pillalu Diddina Kapuram
|1994||Bhale Pellam |
Jailor Gari Abbai
|1995||Chilakapachcha Kaapuram |
Maa Aavida Collector
Oka Chinna Maata
|2001||Budget Padmanabham |
Naalo Unna Prema
|2002||Siva Rama Raju |
|2003||Kabadi Kabadi |
|2004||Athade Oka Sainyam |
|2005||Anukokunda Oka Roju |
That Is Pandu
Gopi - Goda Meedha PiIli
|2010||Maa Nanna Chiranjeevi |
|2011||Jai Bolo Telangana |
Nagaram Nidrapotunna Vela
Operation Duryodhana 2
|2017||Om Namo Venkatesaya |
Rarandoi Veduka Chudham
Patel S. I. R.
Jaya Janaki Nayaka
Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy
Facts About Jagapathi Babu
- Does Jagapati Babu drink alcohol?: Yes
- Does he smoke?: Not Known
- He also acted in Telugu web series ‘Gangsters’ (2018) as Kumar Das aka KD.
- The actor once admitted that he has a crush on actress Trisha and would like to work with her.
- He shares a close relationship with popular south actors like Nagarjuna, Arjun, and Jr. NTR.
- Ramya Krishna is his good friend from the industry.
Which qualities make Jagapathi Babu (Telugu actor) unique?
He knows what he is capable of and does what he can, to the best of his ability. He knows that he is not an outstanding actor and never shies away from doing any role he feels doing. (This is not to say that he is not a good actor, Everyone knows that he is a decent actor). He has done a few insignificant roles too in his career when it went low. Perhaps that placed him where he stands today.
Why do they add “Babu” for Tollywood heroes? (Mahesh Babu, Jagapathi Babu, Mohan Babu, Sampoornesh Babu, etc)
Starting from NTR Krishna ANR Shobhan Babu when they were enjoying supremacy, all film crew members respect the Heroes by BABU, Still, new Heroes follows BABU as a prestigious, Seriously from producers Director junior artists and technicians Shall call Hero this BABU, even not A Babu adds to the Name!
Why is Jagapathi Babu one of the most spectacular actors in the cinema industry?
He was recognized positively for the family man roles in the old movies and he too never chose any new kind of roles (villain, grey character,etc.) However, through his comeback, he bagged a massive villain role in the movie ‘legend’ which made him a rising star these days.. which we can understand by the roles he has been doing in big films like Nannaku Premato, Rangastalam, Srimantudu, etc. He has now become the only choice for modern and stylish characters in the shoulder to shoulder with star Moreover Jagapati Babu is a versatile actor which made him sustained in the industry even now.
When was Jagapathi Babu started his acting career?
He first appeared in Manchi Manushulu” as a child artist in 1974.