Bharat Gopy (Gopynathan Velayudhan Nair)

Movie Actor
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Birthday : Nov 2nd 1937
Date of demise: Jan 29th 2008
He was 70 at the time of his death
Starsign : Scorpio
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Born : Trivandrum, Kerala
Last updated : Apr 21st 2022

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About Bharat Gopy

Bharat Gopy / Gopynathan Velayudhan Nair was a National award-winning actor, producer, director and writer.

Gopy began his acting career as a theatre actor. He has also written five plays and directed three.

He made his movie debut in 1972 for the movie Swayamvaram. He has appeared in over 240 films and has won the Kerala State Film Best Actor award four times.

Gopy authored two books. His book Abhinayam Anubhavam (Acting, Experience), won the National Film Award for Best Book on Cinema in 1994

Gopy was paralysed by a stroke on 20 February 1986, at the zenith of his career. On 24 January 2008, Gopy 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).


He completed his BSc. Degree from University College, Thiruvananthapuram. He has worked as Lower Division Clerk in the Kerala Electricity Board.

Awards and recognitions

He has won 4 National awards.

National Film Award for Best Actor for his role as Sankarankutty in Kodiyettam 1977 and hence he got the name Bharath.

National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues – Yamanam – 1991.

National Film Award for Best Book on Cinema – Abhinayam Anubhavam – 1995.

National Film Award for V. Shantaram Award for the Best Film – Padheyam – 1991 (as Producer).

He was awarded the Padma Shri (the fourth-highest civilian award of the Republic of India) in 1991.

He won Kerala State Film Awards' Best Actor award four times (1977, 1982, 1983 and 1985).

Family life

Bharat Gopy's father's name is Kochuveetil Velayudhan Pillai and his Mother's name is Parvathyamma. He was the youngest of 4 children. He is married to Jayalakshmy S. V. The couple has a son, writer-actor Murali Gopy, and a daughter, Dr Minu Gopy.

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