Awards & Winners


Date of Birth 27-September-1933
Place of Birth Dharapuram
(India, Tamil Nadu, Erode district)
Nationality India
Also know as Gunddu Rao, Nakesh, Nageswaran C. Krishna Gundu Rao, Jerry Lewis of India, Gundu Rao, नगेस्वरन सी० कृष्णा गुंडू राव, गुन्द्दु राव, नाकेश, गुंडू राव, जेरी लूइस ऑफ़ इंडिया, Nageswaran Ceiyur Krishna Gundu Rao, नगेस्वरन सेय्युर कृष्णा गुंडू राव
Profession Comedian, Actor
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".

Awards by Nagesh

Check all the awards nominated and won by Nagesh.


National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Honored for : Nammavar
(Role: Mr. Rao)