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Gopalarathinam, known by his stage name Typist Gopu, was an Indian actor known for comedy and supporting roles.[3] He acted in over 600 stage plays and 400 films.[1]

Typist Gopu
Died (aged 85)[2]
Years active1955–2019
Known forFilm actor


A native of Manakkal in Trichy district, Gopalarathinam was active in college dramas during his B. Com from Vivekananda College, Chennai and got introduced to the stage through his friend Nagesh in his drama troupe in 1955. In the 1959 play Nenje Nee Vaazhga, he played the role of a typist, which was praised and he got his name "Typist" Gopu.[1] In 1965, he made his film debut in K. Balachandar's movie Naanal and went on to act alongside major actors in the period. He later joined Y. G. Mahendran's United Amateur Artists. He received Kalaimamani in 2002.[4] He also acted on comedy television serials[5] after acting opportunities ceased to come.


Partial filmographyEdit


  • Vasool Chakravarthy
  • Veetukku Veedu Looty
  • Mr. Brain
  • Thuppariyum Sambu[6]


  1. ^ a b c Manoj Krishna (31 July 2011). "வாய்ப்பும், வருமானமும் தேவை!" (in Tamil). Dinamani. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "பழம்பெரும் நடிகர் டைப்பிஸ்ட் கோபு மறைவு: நாடகத்தினர், திரையுலகினர் அஞ்சலி". Kamadenu (in Tamil). 6 March 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  3. ^ "OVGuide | Online Video Guide".
  4. ^ "Kalaimamani awards announced". The Hindu. 11 October 2003. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  5. ^ Malathi Rangarajan (30 April 2004). "The `Typist' is a contented man". Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  6. ^ "09 Vesham Palithathu". 19 July 2017 – via YouTube.

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