Gopika : Biography
Gopika is a Malayalam actress born in a small town in Kerala. Her parents Anto Francis and Dessy Hunto named her as "Gerly". She has only one sister, Klinli. After completing her 12th standard in St. Raphel’s, Ollur she did her sociology from the Calicut University. She is also talented in classical dance which she learned from her teacher Kamalam.
Crowned as Miss College during her farewell, she was admired for her beauty and charming smile. She aimed to be an airhostess but landed into the film industry with great movies to her credit such as Kanaa Kanden, Thotti Jaya, Autograph, 4 students, Ponniyin Selvan. She claims that she never wanted to be an actress. 
She did her own dubbing for her movies in Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil. The beauty contest Miss Thrisoor was turning point in her life. Though she did not win the title, she stood as the first runner up in the contest which gained her few modeling assignments.
Director Thulasi Das gave her a debut in his “Pranayamanithooval” which did not do well but got her recognition in the film industry. She got a second movie For the People which was a blockbuster and had its prints dubbed in many different Indian Languages. The movie was directed by Jayaraj and she acted opposite Bharath. The song “Lejjavathi Ninda Kalla Kadaikkannil” of the movie “For the People” was also a big hit in Kerala. Renowned Tamil movie director Cheran signed her up for his movie Autograph which was another big hit in 2004. She also acted in Kana Kandein.
Among her other movies she has acted in four Malayalam films, Kanada film “Kanasina Loga” and the Telugu remake of “Azhagi”. Her Telgu film Leta Manasulu crashed the box office was directed by Raju Upati. She stars in the Malayalam movie “Kirtichakra” opposite Mohanlal, the Malayalam super star. Directed by Major Ravi the movie tells the story about a soldier against the backdrop of Kargil war. Apart from Kirtichakra she is also doing another movie with Dileep Pachakuthira. Her previous movie with Dileep Chahnthupottu was a big hit.
In the Tamil film industry she is working on “Ashokamitran” staring opposite Dhanush. She is now set to star in Suresh Gopi's, Janman. She will be one of the movie's three heroines.