Kongara Jaggaiah

Actor, Writer, Producer

Born: Morampudi, Tenali, Andhra Pradesh, India


Kongara Jaggayya (31 December 1926 – 5 August 2004) was an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema and theatre. He was popularly known as Kanchu Kantam Jaggaiah (Telugu) for his booming voice. He was starred in eighty films, as a lead actor doing versatile characters in lead and supporting roles. In 1962, he produced Padandi Munduku, the first Telugu film to be screened in Soviet Russia at the Moscow International Film Festival. The recipient of Kalaimamani, In 1992, the Government of India has honored him with the Padma Bhushan for his contributions towards Indian cinema.

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