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, India
Occupation actor
Years active 2001 - present
Spouse(s) Reshma
Parent(s) T. Krishna

Tottempudi Gopichand (born 12 June 1979), more popularly known as Gopichand, is a Telugu film actor. He is the younger son of the filmmaker T. Krishna and started his career with Tholi Valapu as the main lead. His native place is kakuturivaripalem village near Ongole.

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 did not do well at the 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 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]


Year Title Role
2001 Tholi Valapu Prem
2002 Jayam Raghu
2003 Jayam Raghu
2003 Nijam Devudu
2004 Varsham Bhadranna
2005 Yagnam
2005 Andhrudu Surendhra
2006 Ranam Chinna
2006 Raraju Kaali
2007 Okkadunnadu Kiran
2007 Lakshyam Chandu
2008 Ontari Vamsi
2008 Souryam Vijay
2009 Sankham Chandu Sivayya
2010 Golimaar Gangaram/GanguBhai
2011 Wanted Ram Babu
2011 Mogudu Ram Prasad
2013 Sahasam Goutham
2014 Loukyam Venkateswarlu/Venky
2015 Jil Jai


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