Puri Jagannadh (Telugu:పూరి జగన్నాధ్), born September 28, 1966, is a Tollywood film director and producer.
His directorial debut was Badri, with Pawan Kalyan in the lead role and Renu Desai, Prakash Raj, and Bollywood actress Amisha Patel in the supporting roles.
He started 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 most recent film was Chiruta, with Ram Charan Teja and Neha Sharma in the lead roles.
Jagannadh directed Ram Charan Teja's first film Chiruta and C. Ashwini Dutt produced the film under Vyjayanthi Movies. Chirutha has been a cool entry for a debutant actor Charan. It fared good at the box office
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. Prince Mahesh Starrer Pokiri is the only film in 75 years of Telugu Industry to Run for more than 500 days.Its total run was of 562 Days which is an All Time South India Record.