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V. Gopinathan Nair (1937-2008), more popularly known as Bharath Gopi, was an Indian film actor, film director and producer.[1] He is considered one of the greatest film actors from India and has won many awards, including the National Film Awards for Best Actor for his role as Sankarankutty in Kodiyettam (1977). As a filmmaker he is known for Ulsavapittennu (1989) and Yamanam (1991). And he produced Bharathan's Padheyam (1993).


Born on November 8, 1937 in Chirayankil which was in the princely state of Travancore; now the present state of Kerala, India. He began his acting career as a theatre actor. He became interested in cinema through the Chitralekha Film Society, founded by Adoor Gopalakrishnan. He made his movie debut in Adoor's Swayamvaram in 1972. He got the lead role 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, Panchavadi Palam and Aadaminte Vaariyell. Besides Malayalam movies, he has also acted in two Hindi movies, Aghat and Satah Se Udta Aadmi. Gopi is a film director and producer as well. Gopi was paralyzed by a stroke in 1986, at the peak of his career. His Yamanam, about a physically handicapped person, was awarded Best Film on Social Issues by the National Award Jury in 1991. He was an active member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) until his death. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1991. The recipient of several regional, national and international awards, he also wrote "Abhinayam Anubhvam", for which he got the National Award for the best book on cinema. On January 24, 2008, Gopi was hospitalized with chest pains. He died five days later following a cardiac arrest. His last movie was K. P. Kumaran's Aakasha Gopuram, starring Mohanlal which was released in 2008.

Filmography as actor

A complete list is Gopi's movies is given below:

Aakasha Gopuram (2008)
Nasraani (2007)
Nivedhyam (2007)
Rasathanthram (2006)
Wanted (2004)
Sethurama Iyer CBI (2004)
Varum Varunnu Vannu (2003)
Elavamkodu Desam (1998)
Ormmakalalundayirikanam (1995)
Agni Devan (1995)
Swaham (1994)
Padheyam (1992)
Irakal (1986)
Revathikkoru Pavakkutty (1986)
Kaimpin Poovinakkare (1985)
Aghaat (1985)
Chidambaram (1985)
Kaiyum Thalayum Purathidaruthu (1985)
Meenamasathile Sooryan (1985)
Aarorumariyathe (1984)
Akkare (1984)
Appunni (1984)
Panchavadi Palam (1984)
Sandhya Mayangum Neram (1984)
Eettillam (1983)
Adaminte Variyellu (1983)
Asthram (1983)
Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku (1983)
Kattathe Kilikoodu (1983)
Lekhayude Marnam: Oru Flashback (1983)
Marmaram (1983)
Rachana (1983)
Alolam (1982)
Ormakkayi (1982)
Yavanika (1982)
Kallan Pavithran (1981)
Palangal (1981)
Greshamam (1980)
Satah Se Uthata Aadmi (1980)
Peruvazhiyampalam (1979)
Thampu (1978)
Kodiyettam (1977)
Swayamvaram (1972)

Filmography as film director

Ente Hridhayathinte Utama (2002)
Yamanam (1991)
Ulsavapittennu (1989)
Dheivatheyorthu (1985)
Njattadi (1979)

Filmography as producer

Padheyam (1993)

International Awards

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
National Awards

Best Actor - Kodiyettam - 1977
Best Film on Social Issues - Yamanam - 1991
Best Book on Cinema - Abhinayam Anubhavam
Padma Shri - 1991
V. Shantaram Award for Best Film - Padheyam - 1991 (as producer)
State awards

Best Actor - Kodiyettam - 1977
Best Actor - Ormakkayi - 1982
Best Actor - Ente Mamattukutti Ammakku, Eenam, Ettillam, Kattaththe Kilikoodu - 1983
Best Actor - Chidambaram - 1985
Regional awards

Four Filmfare awards
Four critics awards
Two Gulf Malayali association awards

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