Jaggesh made his cinema debut as an Assistant Director to K. V. Raju in 1986. He made his film debut in N. Srinivas' film Banda Nanna Ganda after which the shelved movie Tharle Nan Maga resumed production and was released.
Jaggesh is originally from Mayasandra (Jadeya Mayasandra) of Turuvekere Taluk in Tumkur district. His political affiliation was with the Congress party. He ran in the Turuvekere constituency, and won with a healthy margin but resigned from the Legislative Assembly to join the Bharatiya Janata Party. Currently he is a sitting Member of Legislative Council and holds the cabinet rank as the vice-chairman of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (K.S.R.T.C.)