Puri Jagannadh was born on 28th September 1966. He comes from a Telugu velama family in pithapuram, East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. His native village is Bapiraju Kothapalli, Visakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh. He studied at St. Theresa R.C.M. high school in Pedaboddepalli. His directorial debut Badri, starred Pawan Kalyan in the lead role and Renu Desai, Prakash Raj, and Bollywood actress Amisha Patel in the supporting roles. His recent film was Chiruta, with Ram Charan Teja and Neha Sharma in the lead roles. The film was Ram charan's debut film who is the son of Tollywood Megastar, Chiranjeevi, though Chiranjeevi has never made a film with Puri Jagannadh. He directed Ram Charan Teja's first film Chiruta and C. Ashwini Dutt produced the film under Vyjayanthi Movies.
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. Mahesh Starrer Pokiri is the only film in 75 years of Telugu Industry to be screened for more than 500 days. His next film with Prabhas titled Bujjigadu - Made In Chennai was released on May 23rd, 2008 and the film was said to be Prabhas' best performance yet but the film's result was satisfactory and it was super hit.