V. Gopalakrishnan (actor)

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V. Gopalakrishnan
Born
Venkataraman Gopalakrishnan

1933 (1933)
Died29 April 1998(1998-04-29) (aged 64–65)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Other namesGopalakrishnan, Gopi
OccupationStage Actor, Film Actor
Years active1947–1997
Spouse(s)Lalitha
Children2

Venkataraman Gopalakrishnan (1933 – 29 April 1998), was an Indian stage and film actor who was active in Tamil cinema during the latter half of the 20th century. He was well known for playing negative and supporting roles, but was also a successful character actor. In a career spanning close to five decades, he acted in more than 400 movies in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. With his eloquent and stylish English. The film industry admired his strong English. [1] [2] [3]

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Early life

Gopalakrishnan was born in 1933, in Tiruchirappalli. At the age of 9, he started his career as child artiste. He joined in the St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli, when finished his bachelor's degree and he shifted into Madras joined University of Madras in Chennai and finished his master's degree. He showed interest in stage plays and joined a drama troupe in Tamil theatre and began to perform stage plays.

Personal life

Gopalakrishnan was married to Lalitha. [4] They had two sons. He died on 29 April 1998.

Filmography

1940s

YearMovieRoleRef(s)
1947 Miss Malini Office boy [5]

1950s

YearMovieRoleRef(s)
1950 Ezhai Padum Padu [6]
1950 Beedala Patlu
1956 Naane Raja Thananjayan [7]
Paasavalai [8]
1957 Aaravalli Prince Abimanyu [9]
1959 Azhagarmalai Kalvan [10]
Thaai Magalukku Kattiya Thaali Gopal (John) [11]

1960s

YearMovieRoleRef(s)
1960 Padikkadha Medhai [12]
1962 Kathirunda Kangal [13]
1963 Idhayathil Nee Shankar/Chinna Kannu [14]
Idhu Sathiyam [10]
Thulasi Maadam Thomas [5]
1964 Bommai Tax driver [15]
Kalai Kovil [16]
1965 Hello Mister Zamindar [17]
Kalangarai Vilakkam Doctor Gopal [18] )
Neerkumizhi Arun [19]
1966 Nadodi [20]
1967 Kandhan Karunai [21]
Nenjirukkum Varai [22]
1968 Ethir Neechal [23]
Galatta Kalyanam Gopalakrishnan [24]
Lakshmi Kalyanam [25]
Sumathi En Sundari [26]
1969 Aayiram Poi Singaram [27]
Thunaivan [28]

1970s

YearMovieRoleRef(s)
1970 Malathi Sukumar [29]
Nadu Iravil Ranga Rajan [30]
Navagraham Mali [31]
Thirumalai Thenkumari Prohit [32]
1971 Aathi Parasakthi Prohit [33]
Kankatchi
Meendum Vazhven Rathnam [34]
Nootrukku Nooru Robert
Punnagai Haniff [35]
1972 Dheivam Vadivelu [36]
Raman Thediya Seethai
Naan Yen Pirandhen Doctor Shankar [37]
Thavapudhalavan [38]
Velli Vizha Joseph [39]
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1973 Komatha En Kulamatha Somasundaram [40]
Ulagam Sutrum Valiban Doctor [41]
Vandhaale Magaraasi Cameo Appearance [42]
1974Engal Kula Deivam
Ungal Viruppam [43]
1975 Andharangam [44]
Idhayakkani Madhava Rao [45]
Naalai Namadhe Robert [46]
Ninaithadhai Mudippavan The Doctor [47]
Paattum Bharathamum [48]
Pallandu Vazhga Jail Warden [49]
1976Athirshtam Azhaigirathu
Jai Jagat Janai The Prohit [50]
Muthana Muthallavo
Needhikku Thalaivanangu Gopal [51]
Oorukku Uzhaippavan Police inspector
1977Avar Enakke Sontham [52]
Indru Pol Endrum Vaazhga Gopi [53]
Murugan Adimai [54]
1978Raajavukku Etha Raani [55]
Sadhurangam (1978 film) Masilamani [56]
Sri Kanchi Kamkshi [57]
1979 Azhage Unnai Aarathikkiren [58]
Dharma Yuddham Dr. Amarnath
Enippadigal Actor Gopalakrishnan [59]
Kadvul Amaitha Medai [60]
Suprabatham

1980s

YearMovieRoleRef(s)
1980Thunive Thozhan
Valli Mayil
Devi Dharisanam
1981 Thee
Kilinjalgal David
Neruppile Pootha Malar
Ram Lakshman
Ranuva Veeran
Sivappu Malli
1982 Adhisayappiravigal
Asthivaaram
Darling, Darling, Darling
Ninaivellam Nithya
Paap Ko Jala Doonga
Parvaiyin Marupakkam Professor Peter
Paritchaikku Neramaachu
Simla Special
Sivantha Kangal
Sparisam
Vazhvey Maayam
Thanikattu Raja
1983 Apoorva Sahodarigal
Dowry Kalyanam
Imaigal
Sivappu Sooriyan
Thanga Magan
Vellai Roja
Yuga Dharmam
1984Theerppu En Kaiyil
Vetri
Chiranjieevi
Naan Paadum Paadal
Nalla Naal
Alaya Deepam
Ezhuthatha Sattangal
Naalai Unathu Naal
Nilavu Suduvathillai
Iru Medhaigal
Sathyam Neeye
Thalaiyanai Manthiram
1985Ammavum Neeye Appavum Neeye
Pudhu Yugam
Poi Mugangal
Naan Sigappu Manithan
Chain Jayapal
Saavi Public Prosecutor
Chinna Veedu
Irandu Manam
Kaaki Sattai
Navagraha Nayagi The King
Padikkadha Pannaiyar
Pudhiya Theerppu
Sonna Nambamatteenga
Sugamana Raagangal
1986 December Pookal
Marumagal
Thazhuvatha Kaigal
Uyire Unakkaga
1987 Muthukkal Moondru
Shankar Guru
Cooliekkaran
1988 Dharmathin Thalaivan
Kaalaiyum Neeye Maalaiyum Neeye
1989Sattathin MarupakkamJudge Sundarapandian

1990s

YearMovieRoleRef(s)
1990 Ethir Kaatru [61]
Naanum Indha Ooruthan [62]
1991 Jenma Natchathiram Dr. Philips [63]
1992 Brahmachari Gopal [64]
Nadodi Pattukkaran [65]
Oor Mariyadhai Arumugam Thevar [66]
1993 Pathini Penn
1995 Chakravarthy Advocate [67]
Naan Petha Magane Indra's Father [68]
1997 Thadayam [69]

As dubbing artist

YearFilmLanguageCharacterRef(s)
1949 Kanniyin Kaadhali TamilKalaimani (Madhuri Devi) [70]
1973 Alaigal Tamil Vishnuvardhan
1985 Mella Thirandhathu Kadhavu Tamil G. K. Venkatesh

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