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Gopinathan Velayudhan Nair, also known as Bharat Gopi, was an Indian film actor, producer, and director. He was one of the first actors to be associated with the New Wave cinema movement in Kerala during the 1970s. He has won many awards, including the National Film Award for Best Actor for his role as Sankarankutty in Kodiyettam (1977). His well-known roles include Aiyappan in Yavanika, Vasu Menon in Palangal, Prof. "Shakespeare" Krishna Pillai in Kattathe Kilikoodu, Dushasana Kurup in Panchavadi Palam, Nandagopal in Ormakkayi, Mammachan in Adaminte Vaariyellu, Shankaran in Chidambaram and Krishnan Raju in Aghaat. He has directed four movies including Ulsavapittennu (1989) and Yamanam (1991). He also produced the movie Padheyam (1993) directed by Bharathan. In 1991 the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri for his contributions towards the arts.
November 2, 1937, Trivandrum, Travancore, British India
January 29, 2008
1978 The Circus TentCircus Manager 1982 YavanikaTablist Aiyappan 1984 AppunniAyyappan Nair 1985 Puli Varunne PuliChairman 1985 Karimpin PoovinakkareChellannan 1993 PadheyamProducer and K. V. Raghavan 1994 Vardhakya PuranamRajani's Father 1995 AgnidevanK. K. Menon 1998 Kaikudunna Nilavu 1998 ThalolamTathamangalam 1998 SamantharangalMusaliyar 2004 WantedAnu's Father 2006 RasathanthramBalan Master 2007 NasraniNarayana Swamy 2008 Dae! Ingottu Nokkiye...Limited to the 15 most popular items