Bharat Gopi : BiographyBharat Gopi is a Malayalam language film actor.He won the prestigious National (Bharath) Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film Kodiyettam(his first lead role). Gopinathan Nair (his real name) was born in Chirayilkil, Trivandrum, Kerala, in 1937. He became famous as Bharath Gopi after winning the Bharath award.He and Sadhu Mehr are the only actors in the history of Indian Cinema to be awarded the National Best actor award in their debut in the lead role. Considered one of the greatest actors of India, Gopi was awarded Padmasri in 1991. Winner of the presitigious Asia-Pacific international award for his performance in 'Kaathathe Kilikkodu (A bird's nest in the wind') and several state and regional awards, the actor suffered a paralytic stroke in 1986, while at the peak of his career.
Bharat Gopi : CareerGopi made his screen debut with a cameo in Adoor Gopalakrishnan's 'Swayamvaram' (1972). A known amateur theatre artiste and activist before his entering films, Gopi won the national award for the best actor for his portrayal of Sankarankutty in Adoor's Kodiyettam (1977)-- his second film, and the first in the lead role.
He is known for his sterling performances in almost all the films he did (Kodiyettam, Ormakkayi, Yavanika, Kallan Pavitran, Sandhya mayangum neram, Chidambaram, ..to name a few). His has also acted in two hindi movies-- Aghat (directed by Govind Nihalani) and Satah se udta admi (directed by Mani Kaul).Gopi has directed three films, one of which (Yamanam) was adjudged the best film on social issues by the natonal award jury of 1991. He has also won the national award for the best book on cinema for his "Abhinayam Anubhavam" (An Actor's experience). He joined the political party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recently. His recent release is "Rasathantram" (directed by Satyan Anthikad)
AwardsSpecial Jury award at the Asia Pacific International Film Festival, Tokyo (1985)
National award for the best actor--kodiyettam- 1977.
Five state awards for best actor (1977, 1980 (supporting actor), 1982,1983,1985).
Four filmfare awards.
Four critics awards.
National award for the best film on social issues--Yamanam--1991.
National award for the best book on cinema--Abhinayam Anubhavam.
V. Shantaram award for the producer of the Best film--Padheyam--1991
Awarded Padmasri in 1991.
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