Gopichand (actor)

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Tottempudi Gopichand
Born Tottempudi Gopichand
(1979-06-12) 12 June 1979 (age 35)[1]
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Occupation actor
Years active 2001 - present
Spouse(s) Reshma

Tottempudi Gopichand (born 12 June 1979), more popularly known as Gopichand, is a Telugu film actor.He is a news reader in ETV before he was into films. He is the younger son of the filmmaker T. Krishna and started his career with Tholi Valapu as the main lead.native place is karumanchi village in prakasam district

Personal life[edit]

He was 8 years old when his father T. Krishna died. He completed his studies in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He studied engineering degree in Russia. He was not interested in films and acting at that time.[2]

His elder brother T. Premchand was working as an associate director to Mutyala Subbayya. Premchand made his debut as director and started working on a film under his home banner, but he died in a car accident. Gopichand was in Russia during the death of his brother and could not attend his funeral due to Visa problems. He also has a sister, who is a dentist.[3]

He decided to enter the film industry. After completing his engineering, he did dialogue modulation course for a year. Then he made his debut as hero with the Telugu movie Tholi Valapu.

He was cast as a hero in his first movie Tholi Valapu, which was a disaster at box office. His next movie Jayam gave him success at box office, but this time as a villain. The movie was remade with same title in Tamil with Jayam Ravi as hero. Later on he acted as a villain in movies Nijam and Varsham.

He made a re-entry as hero with the movie Yagnam. This became a box office success which created hype for his capabilities as future hero for the masses.

After doing villain roles in Jayam (2002), Jayam (2003), Nijam and Varsham, he got the lead role in Yagnam. He was noted for his best performance in Ranam in 2006 & Lakshyam in 2007. His next film, Souryam, was released in September 2008. The next year, he acted only in one film, Sankham, which released on 11 September 2009. His next film, Golimar, was released on 27 May 2010. In 2011, he did Mogudu, which paired him up with Taapsee Pannu. His latest release is "Sahasam" in 2013, again with Taapsee, it become one of the most successful ventures of 2013.

He married Reshma, niece of actor Meka Srikanth on 12 May 2013.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Co-Star(s) Notes
2001 Tholi Valapu Prem Sneha
2002 Jayam Raghu Nithiin, Sadha Negative Role, Winner, Nandi Award for Best Villain
2003 Jayam Raghu Jayam Ravi, Sadha Negative Role, Tamil film
2003 Nijam Devudu Mahesh Babu, Rakshita Negative Role
2004 Varsham Bhadranna Prabhas, Trisha Krishnan Negative Role
2005 Yagnam Seenu Sameera Banerjee
2005 Andhrudu Surendhra Gowri Pandit
2006 Ranam Chinna Kamna Jethmalani
2006 Raraju Kaali Meera Jasmine, Ankitha
2007 Okkadunnadu Kiran Neha Jhulka
2007 Lakshyam Chandu Jagapati Babu, Anushka Shetty
2008 Ontari Vamsi Bhavana
2008 Souryam Vijay Anushka Shetty, Poonam Kaur
2009 Sankham Chandu Sivayya Trisha Krishnan, Sathyaraj
2010 Golimaar Gangaram/GanguBhai Priyamani
2011 Wanted Ram Babu Deeksha Seth
2011 Mogudu Ram Prasad Taapsee Pannu, Shraddha Das
2013 Sahasam Goutham Taapsee Pannu
2014 Untitled Sriwaas Project Rakul Preet Singh Production
2014 Untitled UV Creations Project Pre-Production
2014 Jagan Mohan IPS Nayantara Pre-Production

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