Gopichand (actor)

Tottempudi Gopichand (born 12 June 1979) is an Indian actor who works primarily in Telugu films. Known for his roles in action films, Gopichand made his debut with Tholi Valapu (2001). After playing an antagonist in films such as Jayam (2002), Nijam (2003) and Varsham (2004), he established himself as a lead actor.

Gopichand
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Gopichand in 2019
Born
Tottempudi Gopichand

(1979-06-12) 12 June 1979 (age 41)[1]
Other namesAction Star[2]
Macho Star[3][4][5]
OccupationActor
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)
Reshma
(m. 2013)
Children2
Parent(s)
Websitewww.herogopichand.com

His notable works include Yagnam (2004), Ranam (2006), Souryam (2008), Sankham (2009), Sahasam (2013), and Loukyam (2014). He is popularly referred to as Action Star and Macho Star.[2][3]

Early lifeEdit

Gopichand was born in Kakaturivaripalem village near Tangutur in Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh.[6] He is the younger son of the filmmaker T. Krishna and was 8 years old when his father died.[6] He was schooled at Nil Desperandum, Ongole (established by his father) and Ramakrishna Mission school, Chennai.[6] He studied mechanical engineering in Russia.[7]

His elder brother Premchand was an associate director under Muthyala Subbaiah and started working as a director, however, he died in a car accident. Gopichand was in Russia at that time and could not attend his funeral due to visa issues. He also has a younger sister, who is a dentist.[7]

After completing his engineering, he decided to pursue a career in films to continue his father legacy and did a dialogue modulation course for a year.[7] He is a close friend of actor Prabhas.[6]

CareerEdit

Gopichand made his debut as a lead with the film Tholi Valapu. He played negative roles in his next films Jayam, Nijam and Varsham. Following the positive reception towards his performance in Jayam, he reprised his role in the film's Tamil-language remake of the same title. He made his re-entry as hero with the films Yagnam in 2004 and Andhrudu in 2005. In 2006, he starred in the commercially successful Ranam and the commercially unsuccessful Raraju.[8] His 2007 releases Okkadunnadu and Lakshyam, and the 2008 releases were Ontari and Souryam. He collaborated once again with Souryam director Siva for their 2009 release Sankham.[9][10][11][12]

His 2010 release Golimar saw him playing an encounter specialist inspired by the real-life cop Daya Nayak. In 2011, he acted in Mogudu and Wanted but both were commercial failures. In 2013, he reunited with director Chandra Sekhar Yeleti (after Okkadunnadu) for the action-adventure film Sahasam which became his biggest commercially successful film at that time.[13] In 2014, he starred in Loukyam commercially became his most successful film.[14] In 2015, he starred in Jil and Soukhyam. In 2017, he starred in Goutham Nanda and Oxygen which were both commercially unsuccessful.[15][16][17] His next film Aaradugula Bullet was slated to release the same year but remains unreleased.[18] In 2018, he played a vigilante in Pantham, which was his 25th film. In 2019, he played a spy in Chanakya.

As of January 2021, his upcoming sports action film Seetimaarr, directed by Sampath Nandi is under production. The film star co-stars Tamannaah, Digangana Suryavanshi, Bhumika Chawla.[19]

Personal lifeEdit

He married Reshma, niece of Telugu actor Srikanth in 2013.[20] The couple has two sons.[21]

FilmographyEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role(s) Notes
2001 Tholi Valapu Prem
2002 Jayam Raghu
2003 Nijam Devudu
Jayam Raghu Tamil Film, remake of Jayam
2004 Varsham Bhadranna
Yagnam Seenu
2005 Andhrudu Surendhra
2006 Ranam Chinna
Raraju Kaali
2007 Okkadunnadu Kiran
Lakshyam Chandu
2008 Ontari Vamsi
Souryam Vijay IPS
2009 Sankham Chandu
2010 Golimaar Inspector Gangaram
2011 Wanted Ram Babu
Mogudu Ram Prasad "Bujji"
2013 Sahasam Goutham
2014 Loukyam Venkateswarlu "Venky"
2015 Jil Jai
Soukhyam Srinivas "Seenu" Rao
2017 Goutham Nanda Goutham Ghattamaneni & Nanda Kishore Dual Role
Oxygen Major Sanjeev / Krishna Prasad
Aaradugula Bullet Jayadev Unreleased[22]
2018 Pantham Vikranth 25th film
2019 Chanakya Arjun / Ramakrishna
2021 Seetimaarr   Subramanyam
Pakka Commercial   TBA Filming[23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gopichand, the birthday boy!". IndiaGlitz. 12 June 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b Anu James (6 March 2015). "Holi Treat: First Look and Teaser of Gopichand's 'Jil' Released; Action Star in Never-Seen-Before Stylish Avatar [PHOTO+VIDEO]". International Business Times. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Macho Star's Mystery to Unveil for Diwali". 7 October 2016. Archived from the original on 24 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Gopichand intro song at burj khalifa". Tollywood News. 8 March 2017. Archived from the original on 24 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  5. ^ Palem Bindu (11 November 2016). "Gopichand's Oxygen Shooting Wrapped Up". Telugu Film Nagar. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d Errakota, Narsim. "మా కోసం నాన్న స్కూలే పెట్టారు". Eenadu. Archived from the original on 26 November 2018.
  7. ^ a b c Interview with T Gopichand by Jeevi Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  8. ^ "A few hits and many flops". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 17 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Gopichand returns with Shankam". Rediff.com.
  10. ^ "Gopichand savouring the success of Okkadunnadu". Hindustan Times.
  11. ^ "I heard that the Telugu audience did not like the heroine getting killed in front of the hero". Rediff.com.
  12. ^ "Interview with Gopichand". Idlebrain.com.
  13. ^ "Sahasam - Biggest hit in Gopichand's career". Idlebrain.com.
  14. ^ "Loukyam 2 Weeks Total WW Collections". Andhra Box Office.
  15. ^ "Goutham Nanda Final Total WW Collections". Andhra Box Office.
  16. ^ "'Goutham Nanda' Box Office collection - Gopichand starrer fails to make it big in India and US". The Times of India.
  17. ^ "November Box-office: Utter Flop". GreatAndhra.com.
  18. ^ "Another setback for 'Aaradugula Bullet' actor Gopichand". Deccan Chronicle.
  19. ^ Parashar, Shivam (28 January 2021). "Gopichand and Tamannaah starrer Seetimaarr to release on April 2". India Today. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  20. ^ Girija Narayan (26 April 2013). "Gopichand marries Reshma". Oneindia. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  21. ^ "Gopichand with Son Virat Krishna". Tollywood News. 13 October 2016. Archived from the original on 24 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  22. ^ Krishnamoorthy, Suresh (9 June 2017). "Aaradugula Bullet release stayed". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  23. ^ "'Pakka Commercial' goes on floors in Hyderabad: Sathyaraj joins Gopichand in maiden schedule - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 April 2021.

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