Nagesh biography

Nagesh

Comedian, Film actor

1933 – 2009

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Who was Nagesh?

Nagesh, was a National Award winning Tamil film actor, mostly remembered for his roles as a comedian during the 1960s. He is regarded as one of the most prolific comedians in Tamil cinema. He acted in over 1,000 films from 1958 to 2008, performing in variety of roles as comedian, lead roles, supporting actor and antagonist. Nagesh's style of comedy was largely inspired by Hollywood actor Jerry Lewis. Similarities between Nagesh and Lewis earned Nagesh the sobriquet "Jerry Lewis of India".

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Born
Sep 27, 1933
Dharapuram
Also known as
  • Nageswaran C. Krishna Gundu Rao
  • Gunddu Rao
  • Nakesh
  • Jerry Lewis of India
  • Gundu Rao
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Madhwas
Ethnicity
  • Kannada Brahmins
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Employment
  • Clerk, Indian Railways
Died
Jan 31, 2009
Chennai

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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