Puri Jaganath (Telugu: పూరి జగన్నాధ్), is a Tollywood film director and producer. His brother SaiRam is also a hero in Tollywood. He is easily one of the most sought after filmmaker in the Telugu movie industry especially after the stupendous hit Pokiri.
His directorial debut Badri, starred Pawan Kalyan in the lead role and Renu Desai, Prakash Raj, and Bollywood actress Amisha Patel in the supporting roles.
Later on he floated his own film production house Vaishno Academy. His production house went on to produce hit films such as Idiot, Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, Shivamani 9848022338, and Pokiri (which went on to be the biggest hit of Telugu film industry).
His recent film was Chiruta, with Ram Charan Teja and Neha Sharma in the lead roles. The film was Ram charan's debut film who is the son of Tollywood Megastar, Chiranjeevi, though Chiranjeevi has never made a film with Puri Jagannadh.
Jagannadh directed Ram Charan Teja's first film Chiruta and C. Ashwini Dutt produced the film under Vyjayanthi Movies.
All his movies start with a divide talk and end as block busters. His Pokiri was his first movie which had a silver jubilee run at the box-office. Pokiri even completed 200 days and Completed 562 days in Kurnool. Mahesh Starrer Pokiri is the only film in 75 years of Telugu Industry to be screened for more than 500 days.
His next film with Prabhas titled Bujjigadu - Made In Chennai was released on May 23rd, 2008 and the film was said to be Prabhas' best performance yet but the film's result was satisfactory and it was super hit.
His latest film Neninthe with Ravi Teja was released on December 18, 2008 and the film took okay openings but later the film became a damp squib at the box-office and was declared a just average in Puri's career after delivering a hat-trick with Raviteja.
Puri Jagannadh is one of the famous and influential director in the 2000s and he is continuing the same track record. Puri usually uses fights master such as: Vijayan, Allan Amin, and Vijay. Vijayan also popularly work's for Puri's films. He composed the fights for Pokiri, Desamuduru, Chiruta, and Bujjigadu.