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NATIONAL FILM AWARDS 1995: Best Book on Cinema – Abhinayam Anubhavam (Acting and the Experience) 1992: Best Film on Social Issues – Yamanam 1978: Best Actor – Kodiyettam KERALA STATE FILM AWARDS 1977: Best Actor – Kodiyettam 1982: Best Actor – Ormakkayi 1983: Best Actor – Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku
Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku
, Eenam, Ettillam, Kattathe Kilikoodu 1985: Best Actor – Chidambaram

WEBSITE bharatgopy.com

GOPINATHAN VELAYUDHAN NAIR, also known as BHARAT GOPI (2 November 1937 – 29 January 2008), 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
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), and hence he got the name Bharath . His well-known roles include Aiyappan in Yavanika
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.

As a filmmaker he is known for Ulsavapittennu (1989) and Yamanam (1991). He produced the movie Padheyam (1993) directed by Bharathan . In 1991 the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri
Padma Shri
for his contributions towards the arts. On 24 January 2008, Gopi was hospitalised with chest pains. He died five days later following a cardiac arrest.

CONTENTS

* 1 Early life * 2 Family

* 3 Career

* 3.1 Stage actor * 3.2 Film actor * 3.3 Author

* 4 Filmography as actor * 5 Filmography as director * 6 Filmography as producer

* 7 Awards

* 7.1 International awards and honours * 7.2 Civilian awards * 7.3 National Film Awards * 7.4 V. Shantaram Award * 7.5 Kerala State Film Awards * 7.6 Filmfare Awards * 7.7 Other awards

* 8 References * 9 External links

EARLY LIFE

Bharath Gopi was born on 2 November 1937 at Chirayinkeezhu
Chirayinkeezhu
in Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram
District of the state of Kerala
Kerala
as the youngest of four children to Kochuveetil Velayudhan Pillai and Parvathyamma. He completed his BSc. Degree from Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram
University College. Immediately after his studies, he was employed as Lower Division Clerk in the Kerala
Kerala
Electricity Board.

FAMILY

He is married to Jayalakshmy.S.V. The couple has a son writer-actor Murali Gopy and a daughter Dr. Minu Gopy.

CAREER

STAGE ACTOR

Gopi began his acting career as a theatre actor at Prasadhana Little Theatres under G. Sankara Pillai. His first stage appearance was in the role of Raaghavan in the play Abhayarthikal. Later on, he became associated with Thiruvarange under Kaavalam Narayana Panicker. He has also written five plays and directed three.

FILM ACTOR

Gopi became interested in cinema through the Chitralekha Film Society, founded by Adoor Gopalakrishnan . He made his movie debut in Adoor's Swayamvaram
Swayamvaram
in 1972 in a small role. He did the lead role of Sankarankutty in Adoor's next film, Kodiyettam (1977), a performance for which he won the National Award for Best Actor. He was also noted for his performances in movies like Ormakkayi , Yavanika
Yavanika
, Panchavadi Palam and Adaminte Vaariyellu . Besides Malayalam movies, he acted in two Hindi
Hindi
movies, Aaghat and Satah Se Uthata Aadmi . Gopi was a film director and producer as well. Gopi was paralysed by a stroke on 20 February 1986, at the zenith of his career.

He was awarded the Padma Shri
Padma Shri
in 1991.

In 1979, Gopi directed the movie Njattadi with Murali in lead role. The movie was only screened twice and the print is now lost. He directed three more movies Ulsavapittennu, Yamanam and Ente Hridhayathinte Utama. His Yamanam , about a physically handicapped person, was awarded Best Film on social issues by the National Award Jury in 1991.

On 24 January 2008, Gopi was hospitalised with chest pain. He died five days later following a cardiac arrest. His last role was in Balachandra Menon 's De Ingottu Nokkiye (2008).

AUTHOR

Gopi authored two books. His book Abhinayam Anubhavam (Acting, Experience), won the national award for the best book on cinema in 1994. Nataka Niyogam, his book on drama won the state award for best book on drama in 2003.

FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR

YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES

1972 Swayamvaram
Swayamvaram
an unemployed youth

1977 Kodiyettam Sankarankutty National Film Award for Best Actor Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actor

1978 Thampu Panicker, the circus manager

1979 Peruvazhiyambalam Vishwambharan, the tea shop owner

1980 Satah Se Uthata Aadmi Ramesh Screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival

1980 Greeshmam

1981 Vida Parayum Munpe Dr. Thomas

1982 Palangal Vasu Menon

1981 Kallan Pavithran Maamachan

1982 Yavanika
Yavanika
Tabalist Ayyappan

1982 Ormakkayi Nandu, the deaf and dumb sculpturer Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actor (1982)

1982 Snehapoorvam Meera Abraham

1982 Gaanam

1982 Aalolam Mukundan Menon

1982 Marmaram Naxalite Gopi

1983 Rachana Sriprasad Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actor (1983)

1983 Purappadu

1983 Asthi Mohan

1983 Nizhal Moodiya Nirangal Unni

1983 Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flashback Suresh Babu

1983 Kattathe Kilikoodu Shakespeare Krishna Pillai Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actor (1983)

1983 Oru Swakaryam

1983 Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku
Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku
Vinod Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actor (1983)

1983 Ashtapadi

1983 Asthram Capt. C. S. Nair

1983 Eenam

1984 Adaminte Variyellu Mamachan Muthalaly

1983 Eettillam Moitheen Bawa

1984 Sandhya Mayangum Neram Justice Balagangadhara Menon

1984 Panchavadi Palam Dushassana Kurup

1984 Swantham Sarika Basheer

1984 Appunni Perattupadaveettil Ayyappan Nair

1984 Akkare K. N. Gopinathan

1984 Aarorumariyathe Stephan George

1984 Aksharangal VP Menon

1984 April 18 Constable Gopi Pillai

1984 Oru Painkilikatha Swami

1985 Punnaram Cholli Cholli Krishnankutty Nair

1985 Kayyum Thalayum Purathidaruthu

1985 Chidambaram Mohandas Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actor (1985)

1985 Gaayathridevi Ente Amma Mahadevan Thampi

1985 Aghaat
Aghaat
Krishnan Raju Hindi
Hindi
Film

1985 Principal Olivil Vasavan Pillai

1985 Onathumbikkoru Oonjaal Augustine

1985 Archana Aradhana Advocate Rajendran

1985 Kanathaya Penkutty Devadas Menon

1985 Karimpinpoovinakkare Chellan

1985 Scene No 7

1985 Puli Varunne Puli Chairman

1985 Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki Chellappan Pillai

1985 Irakal Priest

1986 Nilavinte nattil

1986 Meenamasathile Sooryan EK Nayanar

1986 Chekkeraanoru Chilla

1986 Revathikkoru Pavakkutty Balan Menon

1986 Udayam Padinjaru Thampi

1986 Neram Pularumbol

1986 Ice Cream Panikkar shanta Ram

1993 Padheyam K. V. Raghavan

1994 Swaham

Screened at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival

1994 Vardhakya Puranam Rama Pothuval The film follows the adventures of three retirees. Mahendran Thambi, Ommanakuttan Pillai, and Cherian Thomas. Thambi comes up with the plan of starting a theatre troupe. Vardhakya Puranam

1995 Agnidevan K. K. Menon

1995 Ormmakalalundayirikanam Thakaran

1998 Elavamkodu Desam Agnisarmman

1998 Samaantharangal Musaliyar

1999 Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum

1999 Devadasi Shanta Ram

2000 Susanna K P Govardhanan Pilla

2001 Ennum Sambhavami Yuge Yuge

2001 Mookkuthy

2001 Namukoru Koodaram

2002 Desam Uppa

2003 Varum Varunnu Vannu Kathanar

2004 Sethurama Iyer CBI Fr. Gomez

2004 Wanted Anu's Father

2006 Rasathanthram Balan Master

2007 Nivedyam Ramavarma Thampuran

2007 Paradesi

2007 Nasrani Narayana Swamy

2008 Aakasha Gopuram Abraham Thomas

2008 De Ingottu Nokkiye Bhuminadha Kurup Posthumous film

2009 Bharya Swantham Suhruthu

Posthumous film

FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR

YEAR TITLE NOTES

1979 Njattadi

1989 Ulsavapittennu

1991 Yamanam Best Film on Other Social Issues

2002 Ente Hridayathinte Udama

FILMOGRAPHY AS PRODUCER

YEAR TITLE NOTES

1993 Padheyam V. Shantaram award for the producer of the Best film

AWARDS

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS AND HONOURS

* Special
Special
Jury Award at the Asia Pacific International Film Festival , Tokyo (1985) * A five-film retrospective of his films was held in Paris, France by the Government of France (1985). The only other Indian actors to be awarded this honour are Smita Patil , Naseeruddin Shah , Om Puri and Amitabh Bachchan

CIVILIAN AWARDS

* Padma Shri
Padma Shri
– 1991

NATIONAL FILM AWARDS

* Best Actor – Kodiyettam – 1977 * Best Film on Other Social Issues – Yamanam – 1991 * Best Book on Cinema – Abhinayam Anubhavam – 1995

V. SHANTARAM AWARD

* Best Film Award – Padheyam – 1991 (as producer)

KERALA STATE FILM AWARDS

* Best Actor – Kodiyettam – 1977 * Best Actor – Ormakkayi – 1982 * Best Actor – Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku
Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku
, Eenam, Ettillam, Kattathe Kilikoodu – 1983 * Best Actor – Chidambaram – 1985

FILMFARE AWARDS

* 1982 – Best Actor – Ormakkayi

OTHER AWARDS

* Four critics awards * Two Gulf Malayali association awards

REFERENCES

* ^ A B Gopi (I) * ^ http://www.manoramaonline.com/advt/movie/bharath-gopi/index.htm * ^ http://www.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/malayalamContentView.do?contentId=13327215&programId=7940855&channelId=-1073750705&BV_ID=@@@">(PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2015. * ^ A B http://malayalam.webdunia.com/entertainment/film/profile/0801/29/1080129064_1.htm * ^ A B Goodbye, Mr Bharat Gopi * ^ A B C Malayalam actor Bharat Gopi dies at 71- Hindustan Times * ^ http://www.hindu.com/fr/2008/02/01/stories/2008020150860100.htm * ^ Welcome to Thematic Gallery of Indian Autographs – A unique and thematic gallery of Praful Thakkar * ^ http://njaattady.blogspot.com/ * ^ Bharath Gopi hospitalised – Newindpress.com * ^ http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=2008031450080200.htm&date=2008/03/14/&prd=fr& * ^ "C V Aravind pays a tribute to \'Bharat\' Gopi, veteran actor in Malayalam cinema.". deccanherald. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2013. * ^ http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=2004072705450400.htm&date=2004/07/27/&prd=th& * ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 September 2012. Retrieved 2009-06-07. * ^ http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en/archives/ficheFilm/id/2980/year/1994.html * ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0354157/ * ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-13.

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