Gobinath Chandran

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Gobinath Chandran
Native name கோபிநாத் சந்திரன்
Born July 4, 1975
Aranthangi, Pudukkottai District, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Gobi, Gobi Anna, Anna
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Durga Gobinath
Children Venba

Gobinath Chandran is an Indian television anchor, radio jockey,[1] journalist, reporter, news presenter/moderator,[2] entrepreneur,[2][3] writer[4] and an author, currently featured on the STAR Vijay debate show Neeya Naana.[5] He is popularly known as "Coat" Gobi.

Early life[edit]

Gobinath was born in Aranthangi, Pudukkottai District, Tamil Nadu to Chandran and Kumudggham Chandran in 1975.[6]


Gobinath began his career in 1997 with United Television and later he went on to join Raj Television Network. He did reporting assignments for Jaya TV, NDTV and CNBC TV-18.[7] Later he joined Vijay TV and anchored Makkal Yaar Pakkam, a political analysis programme. In 2006, he started his position with Neeya Naana.

He has been an anchor for television series such as Makkal Yaar pakkam, Nadanthadhu enna?, Sigaram thotta Manidargal and En Desam! En Makkal in 2013.

He was a radio jockey (RJ) at Radio City, and hosted their breakfast shows.

He has written five books. The first was a collection of poems, Theruvellam Devathaigal, and was published in 2007. The second book, Please indha Puthagathai vaangatheenga was based on personality development which is still topping the charts and has sold over 4 lakh copies till date. The third was a self-motivating and self-analysing book called Neeyum Naanum. Gobinath's fourth book is Ner Ner Thema, a collection of interviews. The recent book "Nimirnthu Nil" was published in Nakkeeran, Tamil Weekly and later got published in 2015. Of all his works he quotes "PASSWORD" is the one that is close to his heart.

He also wrote a series of articles with the title "Neeyum Naanum" in Aananda Vikatan. It is known for its scripted motivation.


Title Year Released
Theruvellam Devathaigal 2007
Please indha Puthagathai vaangatheenga 2009
Neeyum Naanum 2010
Ner Ner Thema 2012
Password 2014
Nimirndhu Nil 2015
Ellarukkum Vanakkam 2016


Awards and achievements[edit]

  • The International Tamil university has awarded Doctorate, appreciating his powerful media excellence in 2010
  • National University of Singapore has awarded “International Youth Icon” in 2012.
  • Asia Book of Records recognized him as “Best Human Value Communicator” in 2012.
  • BIG FM award as Best entertainer for the year 2011.
  • International humor club award for Media service in 2011.
  • Ananda Vikatan selected him as one of the Best 10 personalities of India along with Abdul Kalam and Kamal Hassan in 2009.
  • US Government selected him as India’s Best Young Journalist and Anchor and invited to participate in an International Visitor’s Programme as a guest.
  • Was awarded the young achievers of India award 2007, by India today, a leading magazine for his outstanding performance in Radio and TV news media in 2007.
  • Got Vikatan awards, the prestigious award given by Ananda Vikatan for his outstanding performance as a Presenter for the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
  • Got selected as India’s special Representative to participate in the International Health Conference (IAS) held at Sydney, Australia in 2007.
  • Honoured with Bharath Awards for Best Anchor
  • Outstanding young Indian award by JCI (Junior Chamber International) in 2008.
  • Honoured with Santhome awards 2008.
  • He has motivated 3,00,000 students in 5 years as a human value communicator and key note speaker.
  • His research oriented lectures about leadership qualities, Economics, Alternative Mechanism were well appreciated in the forums like TED, CII (Confederation of Indian Industries), TCS, ACCENTURE, HCL[9]

Television works[edit]

Title Channel
Makkal Yaar Pakkam STAR Vijay
Sigaram Thotta Manithargal STAR Vijay
Neeya Naana STAR Vijay
Nadanthadhu Enna STAR Vijay
En Desam En Makkal STAR Vijay
Vijay Awards STAR Vijay
Back to School STAR Vijay


Year Film Role Notes
2009 Vaamanan Gobinath
2012 Dhoni Gobinath
2014 Nimirndhu Nil Gobinath
2016 Thirunaal ASP Pugazhenthi

TaalkShop Academy[edit]

He founded the institution TaalkShop Academy which has entered an MoU with various educational institutions to develop life and entrepreneurial skills to the younger generation


  1. ^ "Ergo July 17". Scribd.com. 2008-07-17. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Celebrity Chat - Gopinath | CIOSA". CIOSA. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  3. ^ "The Gifted Gab: Interview with TV Anchor Gopinath &#124". ChennaiOnline. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  4. ^ "Gopinath C". Yuvaschools.org. 1975-07-04. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  5. ^ "Gopinath's Biography". http://popcorn.oneindia.in. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "Gopinath - Profile and Biography". Veethi. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  7. ^ /http://www.hindu.com/mp/2009/01/10/stories/2009011063510800.htm
  8. ^ "Gopinath Biography, Gopinath Profile". entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  9. ^ "From news to views". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 10 January 2009. 

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