Jagapathi Babu pronunciation (help·info) (born 7 January 1962) is an Indian actor in the Telugu film industry. He is the son of veteran producer-director V.B. Rajendra Prasad.
Jagapathi Babu (born Veeramachaneni Jagapathi Chowdary) made his debut in Telugu Cinema with the movie “Simha Swapnam” in the year 1989. The movie, starring rebel star Krishnam Raju in the lead, was directed by his father. He has acted in about a dozen movies (playing lead roles in few), but was unable to build up his stardom.
He had his breakthrough in the form of “Gaayam” directed by Ram Gopal Varma in the year 1993. Since then, he has given several hits. He won the Nandi Award for Best Actor in 1996 for his role in the movie “Maavi Chiguru” directed by S V Krishna Reddy. Two years later, he won the Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film “Anthahpuram.”
In 2000, he won the Nandi Best Actor Award for the second time for his performance in the movie “Manoharam”. Similarly, he bagged the Nandi Best Supporting Actor Award for the second time in the year 2007 for his role in the movie “Lakshyam”.
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