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Jaggayya Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : December 31, 2018

Short Biography

Jaggayya was born on 31-12-1926 in Tenali, Guntur in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. He was an Indian Film Actor, Theatre Actor, Literature, Journalist, Poet, Voice Artist & Politician who best known for his work in Telugu films.

Other Name: Kongara Jaggaiah, Kalavachaspati, Kanchu Kantam, Super star
Other Professions: Theatre Actor Literature Journalist Poet Voice Artist Politician
Appearance: Telugu

Jaggayya Complete Bio & Career

Jaggaya as famous was a graduate from Andhra Christian College. He was known more because of a thunderous and loud voice. He started his career as a journalist at a very young age. He was used to writing news for a famous newspaper called “Deshbhumi”. Later in his career, he pursued acting and become a full-time Telugu actor. He initially started playing role in college’s drama and then went on and worked out with a drama company called “Arunodaya Natya Mandli”. He continued this for a couple of years and then acted in various stage shows.
He was the one who convinced famous veteran actress Savitri's father to let her act in movies. He was reluctant to let Savitri take acting as her full-time career. Though once Jaggayaa confirmed, Savithri and Jaggayya played roles together in more than 30 movies all at once.
Jaggayya was a man with versatile talent. He excelled in whatever he took as a career. Initially a journalist, then he becomes a dramatist, then he joined cinema and acted in more than 130 movies in total for the Telugu movie industry. He did voiceovers for famous movies in Tamil and English. For his commanding voice, he was awarded an honorary title of “Kala Vachaspati”. He also translated some great epic novels.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 1992 Arts

For Translating Rabindranath’s Geetanjali he was honored with Padma Bhushan.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Jaggayya died on 05-03-2004 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He underwent the surgery of a Hip Replacement. After his surgery, he died due to complications.

DEATHDAY 5 March,2004 (Saturday)
DEATH PLACE Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Jaggayya Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Kongara Seetaramaiah and Rajya Lakshmmama.

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Jaggayya Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Jaggayya was 77 years 2 months & 5 days old age.