Jagapathi Babu the handsome dashing hero of the 90’s, son of Legendary Producer V.B.Rajendra Prasad never dreamt acting would be his passion and career, But the Aromatic Cinema flavor spread all over his genes had to announce his debut.
Jagapathi Babu Played a Safe and Mediocre First Innings that gave him a tag of Family Audience Hero, His Major Successful stint as an Angry young man in Ram Gopal Verma’s Gayam reached the audience who applauded his presence and performance, even though his 1992 film Peddarikam won him the solace to his debut.
From 1994 -2000 Destiny favored Jagapathi Babu where real Stardom elevated his status and his fame spread all over Indian Cinema Industry for his back to back swashbuckling hits in S.V.KrishnaReddys Subha Lagnam in 1994 and Mavachigaru in 1996 which earned him Nandi Awards for his amazing Performance and the industry terming him as family audience hero.
Jagapathi Babu adjusted his Roles as Script Demanded but retained his Family Audience Tag safely with Subhakankshalu and Pelli Pandiri faring well at the box office.
From 2000-2014 many other roles in films like Kabbadi Kabbadi, Athade Oka Sainyam, Pedababu and Anukokunda Oka Roju, Dongata, Anthapuram fared well but not the fame he deserved, he even set his foot in Tamil and Kannada film Industry, but that never earned the expected Laurels for the handsome hero.
Films started to fall out of Jagapathi Babu’s hands, destiny started to frustrated the hero, added to it the demise of his Support and his father VB Rajendra Prasad passed away, the properties seized due to nonpayment of Loans.
Added to his frustration his daughter getting married to a foreigner initially depressed him but later compromised.
Even Filmy fans felt their heroes innings ending abruptly as age also catching up with the talented star.
It is from 2014 Jagpathi babu made his second appearance with a Negative Grumpy Voice and shabby grey beard that took film industry by storm. Jagapathi Babu steadied his second innings with negative roles that earned him fame and acclaims from the entire film fraternities of South Indian Cinema and offers started pouring with lucrative assignments.
Jagapathis Babus Characters in Legend, Nanaku Prematho, Rangasthalam, Nella Ticket in Telugu, Rajinikanth’s Linga in Tamil, Mohanlal’s Pullimurugan in Malayalam and Manyam Puli in Telugu and Successful Supporting Character roles in Mahesh babus Srimanthudu and Nagchaitanyas Rarandao Vedika Chudam left him rest in a safe zone earning him fame, Wealth and Status that he lost in the middle and has no time to look back . As Jagapathi Babu’s journey is tuned for a long and cherished innings
Big Directors and Renowned Producers geared up to get the actors nod for their respective ventures proved the Fighter in Jagapathi Babu Rise from an Ordinary Hero, His Emotional Struggle, and Rising Demand for his Stature.
Japathi babu in the span of Three decades and more than 130 films in his kitty that won him 3 Filmfare Awards for Lakshyam, Legend, and Nanaku Prematho, 7 Nandi Awards, 3 SIIMA Awards, 2 IIFA Utsavam, 1 Asianet Film Awards.