Jagapathi Babu (pronunciation ; born Veeramachaneni Jagapathi Chowdary) is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He has also appeared in a few Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam films. In a career spanning 32 years, Babu has starred in over 120 feature films, and has received four Filmfare Awards and seven state Nandi Awards. He has worked with noted directors like S.V. Krishna Reddy, Ram Gopal Varma, Krishna Vamsi, E. V. V. Satyanarayana, Guna Sekhar, Chandra Sekhar Yeleti, A. M. Rathnam, K. Raghavendra Rao, Radha Mohan, M. Raja, and J. D. Chakravarthy.