|Died||29 April 1998 64–65) (aged|
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Other names||Gopalakrishnan, Gopi|
|Occupation||Stage Actor, Film Actor|
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.
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.
Gopalakrishnan was married to Lalitha.They had two sons. He died on 29 April 1998.
|1947||Miss Malini||Office boy|
|1950||Ezhai Padum Padu|
|Thaai Magalukku Kattiya Thaali||Gopal (John)|
|1963||Idhayathil Nee||Shankar/Chinna Kannu|
|1965||Hello Mister Zamindar|
|Kalangarai Vilakkam||Doctor Gopal||)|
|Sumathi En Sundari|
|Nadu Iravil||Ranga Rajan|
|Raman Thediya Seethai|
|Naan Yen Pirandhen||Doctor Shankar|
|1973||Komatha En Kulamatha||Somasundaram|
|Ulagam Sutrum Valiban||Doctor|
|Vandhaale Magaraasi||Cameo Appearance|
|1974||Engal Kula Deivam|
|Ninaithadhai Mudippavan||The Doctor|
|Pallandu Vazhga||Jail Warden|
|Jai Jagat Janai||The Prohit|
|Oorukku Uzhaippavan||Police inspector|
|1977||Avar Enakke Sontham|
|Indru Pol Endrum Vaazhga||Gopi|
|1978||Raajavukku Etha Raani|
|Sri Kanchi Kamkshi|
|1979||Azhage Unnai Aarathikkiren|
|Dharma Yuddham||Dr. Amarnath|
|Kadvul Amaitha Medai|
|Neruppile Pootha Malar|
|Darling, Darling, Darling|
|Paap Ko Jala Doonga|
|Parvaiyin Marupakkam||Professor Peter|
|1984||Theerppu En Kaiyil|
|Naan Paadum Paadal|
|Naalai Unathu Naal|
|1985||Ammavum Neeye Appavum Neeye|
|Naan Sigappu Manithan|
|Navagraha Nayagi||The King|
|1988||Kaalaiyum Neeye Maalaiyum Neeye|
|1989||Sattathin Marupakkam||Judge Sundarapandian|
|Naanum Indha Ooruthan|
|1991||Jenma Natchathiram||Dr. Philips|
|Oor Mariyadhai||Arumugam Thevar|
|Naan Petha Magane||Indra's Father|
|1949||Kanniyin Kaadhali||Tamil||Kalaimani (Madhuri Devi)|
|1985||Mella Thirandhathu Kadhavu||Tamil||G. K. Venkatesh|
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