Badava Gopi

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Badava Gopi
Born (1973-09-02) 2 September 1973 (age 46)
Occupationstand up comedian, mimic, Actor, radio jockey

Badava Gopi is an Indian stand-up comedian and film actor.[2][3]


Badava Gopi is an Indian stand-up comedian, actor, hailing from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He was introduced into films in 2005 in the movie Poi, shot in Sri Lanka by the veteran director Thiru K. Balachander (who is the guru to Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth and many others in the film industry), he has performed his comedy shows globally and the show performed exclusively for Dr. Apj Abdul Kalam has earned lots of accolades to him. He was a radio jockey and host, with Hello FM and Radio city.[4] Gopi has worked as an actor, often portraying supporting comedic characters. He has often been cast in films directed by Venkat Prabhu, while he has also portrayed major roles in Samuthirakani's Poraali & Nimirndhu Nil (2014).[5] Gopi portrayed a television journalist in Thodari (2016), and to prepare for his role, he observed several television hosts and incorporated their body language into his performance.[6]

Gopi has also worked as a cricket commentator, initially working on Celebrity Cricket League matches, before working for professional players in the Tamil Nadu Premier League.[7][8] Gopi acted as a cricket commentator in the film Chennai 28, again he acted in its sequel.[9]


As an Actor[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2006 Poi Banerjee
2007 Chennai 600028 Commentator
2008 Valmiki Mental patient
2008 Saroja Himself
2011 Payanam Gopinath
2012 Poraali Groundfloor Tenant
2012 3 Tuition Master
2013 Onbadhule Guru Kamal
2013 Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham Rajendran
2013 Biriyani Gopi
2013 Pattathu Yaanai Teacher
2014 Aaha Kalyanam Hyder
2014 Pulivaal iPhone service person
2014 Nimirndhu Nil Design RTO Officer
2014 Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani Sigamani's friend
2015 Massu Engira Masilamani Registrar
2016 Thodari Journalist
2016 Kodi Reporter
2016 Chennai 600028 II: Second Innings Commentator
2017 Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal Himself
2017 Thondan Reporter
2019 K.D. Gurukal
2019 Panam Kaaikkum Maram
2020 Naan Sirithal Gopi, Gandhi's father
TBA Nenjamellam Kadhal Thai Maaman

As singer[edit]

Year Film Song Notes
2016 music Album Summer in Chennai shot in USA
2016 Rajini Murugan "Aaviparakkum Teakadai"

In Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Galata Sirippu[10] Pichai Galatta Kudumbam, season 2, by AVM


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