12 June 1979
|Residence||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Other names||Action Star|
|Occupation||Actor, Playback Singer|
|Years active||2001 – present|
|Children||Virat Krishna (son)and viyan |
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 and Macho Star.
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. 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. 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.
|2001||Tholi Valapu||Prem||Debut as Hero|
|Jayam||Raghu||Tamil Film, remake of Jayam |
|Yagnam||Seenu||Re-made his entry as Protoganist|
|2010||Golimaar||Gangaram / Gangu Bhai|
|Mogudu||Ram Prasad / Bujji|
|2014||Loukyam||Venkateswarlu / Venky|
|2017||Goutham Nanda||Gautham Ghattamaneni & Nanda Kishore||Dual Role|
|Oxygen||Major Sanjeev / Krishna Prasad|
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- 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.
- "Macho Star's Mystery to Unveil for Diwali". 7 October 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
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- Palem Bindu (11 November 2016). "Gopichand's Oxygen Shooting Wrapped Up". Telugu Film Nagar. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
- "Gopichand with Son Virat Krishna". Tollywood News. 13 October 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
- Interview with T Gopichand by Jeevi Retrieved 23 September 2017.
- Girija Narayan (26 April 2013). "Gopichand marries Reshma". Oneindia. Retrieved 23 September 2017.