Jagadeesh (Jagadish) is a Malayalam film actor who has acted mainly in supporting roles of numerous films for the last three decades.He has also written story,dialogue and or screenplay for some films.He is well acclaimed for his ability to portray comedy roles and serious characters alike.During the 90's he acted in main roles of about 30 films out of which some were hits.Mostly he acted as supporting actor to heroes like Mohan Lal,Mammootty,Mukesh,Jayaram,Jayasoorya etc.
Jagadesh was born as P.V.Jagadish Kumar at Neyyattinkara in Thiruvananthapuram District to parents K.Parameswaran Nair and P.Bhasurangi Amma on June 12, 1955.He was good at studies and is a Post Graduate Degree holder in Commerce securing 1st Rank from University Of Kerala.While as a student itself he used to write humorous skits for All India Radio which were transmitted from Thiruvananthapuram Radio Station.He was working as a lecturer at M.G.College Thiruvananthapuram when he got a chance to act in a small role in the first 3 D Malayalam film 'My Dear Kuttichathan' Produced by Navodaya Appachan in 1984.Since he got more offers from other films he took long leave from the teaching profession and concentrated on acting.
He acted in supporting roles and small roles of many films of that decade with actors like Mohan Lal,Mammootty,Mukesh etc.His roles in films like 'Vandanam,Chithram,Manivathoorile Ayiram Sivarathrikal,Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu' etc were all well noted.He wrote screenplays and stories for some films during that period.
In the year 1990 the film 'In Harihar Nagar' directed by Siddique-Lal became a super hit in which Mukesh,Jagadish,Siddique and Asokan portrayed equally important roles as four young close friends engaged in all kinds of pranks and later had to face some problems but could solve them all brilliantly.His role as 'Appukkuttan' was very much liked by the audience and received much accolades.Next year the same directors made another blockbuster film 'God Father' in which Jagadish played the role of a College student and as the close friend of Mukesh who was the hero of the film.The innocence and foolishness of his character 'Mayeen Kutty' aroused much laughter in cinema halls and Jagadish became a top artist.
Jagadish acted in lead roles of several films during the 90's which were but low budget films and some of them were family drama films in which he handled serious characters and some of them were comedy films and he handled those comedy roles also nicely.
In 1991 Jagadeesh,Siddique,Zainudeen,Asokan,Sunitha,Suchitra etc acted in main roles of the comedy film 'Mimics Parade' directed by Thulasidas which became a blockbuster hit.
In the film 'Ganamela' he acted in supporting role along with Mukesh who handled the hero character.
In the film 'Kunukkitta Kozhi' Jagadish was the lead actor and acted along with Siddique,Parvathy,Roopini,Jagathy Sreekumar etc.Viji Thampi was the director.
Jagadish and Urvashy were the main leads of the film 'Sthreedhanam' which became a big hit and the film was directed by Anil-Babu.
In the film 'Soubhagyam' directed by Sandhya Mohan in 1993, Jagadish and Sunitha were the main leads.
In the family drama film 'Bharya' of 1994 Jagadish was the male lead and Urvashy was the heroine.
In the film 'Vendor Daniel State Licency' of 1994, Thilakan,Jagadeesh,Vinduja Menon, and Jagathy Sree Kumar acted in main roles
In the film 'Simhavalan Menon' Madhu,Jagadish,Jagathy,Urvashy,Siddique etc were the main actors.The film was directed by Viji Thampi.
In the film 'Mangalya Pallakku' Sreenivasan,Jagadeesh and Kasthuri acted in the main roles.
In the year 2002, Jagathy,Charmila and Jagathy Sreekumar acted in prime roles of the comedy film 'Jagathy Jagadeesh in town' directed by Nissar.
Jagadeesh,Lakshana,Rajan P.Dev and Harisree Asokan were the main actors of the film 'Maniyara Kallan' directed by Rajan P.Dev in 2005.
In the year 2009 '2 Harihar Nagar' was directed by Lal as a sequel of the 1990 film 'In Harihar Nagar' and the four actors Mukesh,Siddique,Jagadish and Asokan again depicted the same characters which they portrayed in the earlier film of 1990.The film became a blockbuster hit.Jagadeesh received Best actor Award in a comic role from Asianet Film Awards 2009 for his performance in this film.
In the year 2010 Mukesh,Jagadeesh,Suraj Venjaramoodu and Dhanya Mary Varghese were the main actors of the film 'Cheriya Kallanum Valia Policum' directed by Haridas Kesavan.The film became a hit at the box office.
In the year 2011 he acted as the brother-in-law of the hero character 'Jayaraman' played by Jayasoorya in the film 'Kujaliyan'.
In this year he acted in the film 'Buddhanum Chaplinum Chirikkunnu' in which Indrans handled the central character.Jagadish,Nedumudi Venu,Nandhu,P.Balachandran,Praveena etc were the other actors.
Jagadeesh,Meera Vasudevan and Archana were the main actors of the film 'Kochi' directed by Kishore in the year 2011.
Jagadish handled a music program on Asianet TV Channel along with Vinduja Menon years back and also appeared in TV programs like 'Life is Beautiful' and 'Chila Kudumba Chitrangal'.He is a good anchor of public shows and a good singer.He sang five film songs out of which two are solos.The duet song 'Kokkum Poonchirakum' which he sung along with Chithra in the film 'Prayikkara Pappaan' in 1995 earned wide acclaim.
At present he is Judge for a comedy show series on Asianet TV Channel and also acting in films.
Jagadish married Dr.Rema and the couple have two daughters.
My dear Kuttichathan
Mutharam Kunnu P.O.
Akkare Ninnoru Maran
Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu
In Harihar Nagar
Akkare Akkare Akkare
Sathyam Sivam Sundaram
Jagathi Jagadeesh in Town
Sethurama Iyer CBI
Balram vs Tharadas
Cheriya Kallanum Valia Policum
Left Right Left
Kadal Kadonnoru Mathukkutty