Hero turned antagonist Jagapati Babu turned 54 on Friday. The senior actor has worked in more than 120 feature films in a career spanning 25 years and has also received many awards.
Here are some interesting facts about him:
The original name of the 54-year-old actor is 'Veeramancheni Jagapati Rao Chowdary.
In a recent television interview, he revealed that his fans admire him only because of the caste factor and also explained how caste fanaticism had created huge problems for him.
After working for years as a hero, Jagapati Babu has been much appreciated in villainous roles as well. His white-beard look has gone down well with audiences.
His father-producer Rajendra Prasad in one of his interviews said that he couldn't make a good movie for his son.
Jagapati Babu's elder daughter Meghna got hitched to Chad Bowen who is a foreigner and also studied with her in college.