Gopichand (actor)

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Tottempudi Gopichand
Tottempudi Gopichand

(1979-06-12) 12 June 1979 (age 40)[1]
ResidenceHyderabad, Telangana, India
Other namesAction Star[2]
Macho Star[3][4][5]
OccupationActor, Playback Singer
Years active2001 – present
ChildrenVirat Krishna (son)and viyan [6]
Parent(s)Tottempudi Krishna

Tottempudi Gopichand (born 12 June 1979), more popularly known as Gopichand, is an Indian actor who works primarily in the Telugu cinema. Known for his action films, he is popularly referred to as Action Star[2] and Macho Star.[3]

Early life[edit]

He was born in Kakaturivaripalem near Tanguturu Prakasam district. He is the younger son of the filmmaker T. Krishna and was 8 years old when his father died. He completed his studies in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He studied for an engineering degree in Russia.[7] His elder brother T. Premchand was working as an associate director to Muthyala Subbaiah. 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 elder brother and could not attend his funeral due to Visa problems. He also has a younger sister, who is a dentist.[7] After completing his engineering, he decided to enter the film industry.

He did a dialogue modulation course for a year. Then he made his debut as hero with the Telugu movie Tholi Valapu. In his next movie Jayam, he portrayed a villain. Later on he acted as a villain in Varsham. He made his re-entry as hero with the movie Yagnam, which established him as an actor. His next movies were Ranam in 2006 and Lakshyam in 2007, in which he improved his acting and dancing skills. His next film, Souryam, was released in September 2008. Next year, he acted in Sankham, which released on 11 September 2009. His next movie, Golimar, was released on 27 May 2010. In 2011, he acted in Mogudu and Sahasam in 2013. His biggest commercial hit was in 2014 with Loukyam. He acted in two films, Jil and Soukhyam in 2015, which was a dud at the box office. The year 2017 was a huge success to Gopichand, where he bagged Goutham Nanda and Oxygen, which were both content related. The film Aaradugula Bullet was slated to release this year, but the project got shelved In 2018, he starred in the film Pantham, which was his 25th film. It flopped at the box office.

Personal life[edit]

He married Reshma, niece of actor Srikanth, on 12 May 2013.[8] They have two sons named Virat Krishna (born in 2014) and Viyan (born in 2018).[6]


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Tholi Valapu Prem Debut as Hero
2002 Jayam Raghu Negative role
2003 Nijam Devudu Negative role
Jayam Raghu Tamil Film, remake of Jayam
Negative role
2004 Varsham Bhadranna Negative role
Yagnam Seenu Re-made his entry as Protoganist
2005 Andhrudu Surendhra
2006 Ranam Chinna
Raraju Kaali
2007 Okkadunnadu Kiran
Lakshyam Chandu
2008 Ontari Vamsi
Souryam Vijay
2009 Sankham Chandu
2010 Golimaar Gangaram / Gangu Bhai
2011 Wanted Ram Babu
Mogudu Ram Prasad / Bujji
2013 Sahasam Goutham
2014 Loukyam Venkateswarlu / Venky
2015 Jil Jai
Soukhyam Srinivaslu/Seenu
2017 Goutham Nanda Gautham Ghattamaneni & Nanda Kishore Dual Role
Oxygen Major Sanjeev / Krishna Prasad
Aaradugula Bullet Unreleased/Shelved
2018 Pantham 25th film
N/A Chanakya
As a Playback Singer
Year Film Song Co- Singers
2003 Nijam "Dhandakam" Gangadhar Shetty


  1. ^ "Gopichand, the birthday boy!". IndiaGlitz. 12 June 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b Anu James (6 March 2015). "Holi Treat: First Look and Teaser of Gopichand's 'Jil' Released; Action Star in Never-Seen-Before Stylish Avatar [PHOTO+VIDEO]". International Business Times. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Macho Star's Mystery to Unveil for Diwali". 7 October 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Gopichand intro song at burj khalifa". Tollywood News. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  5. ^ Palem Bindu (11 November 2016). "Gopichand's Oxygen Shooting Wrapped Up". Telugu Film Nagar. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Gopichand with Son Virat Krishna". Tollywood News. 13 October 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  7. ^ a b Interview with T Gopichand by Jeevi Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  8. ^ Girija Narayan (26 April 2013). "Gopichand marries Reshma". Oneindia. Retrieved 23 September 2017.

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