|Born||10 April 1964|
|Alma mater||N.S.S College, Manjeri|
Gopinath Muthukad (born 10 April 1964) is an Indian magician and motivational speaker from Kerala. He employs magic as a medium to convey his messages to public. He founded the first magic academy of Asia at Thiruvananthapuram. In 1995, he became the first magician in the world to perform an escape act in the style of Harry Houdini's act of 1904. In the same year, he was awarded the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy award. He is the winner of the International Merlin Award instituted by the International Magicians' Society.
Muthukad was born on 10 April 1964 in Kavalamukkatta, a small village near Nilambur to Kunjunni Nair and Devaki Amma. At an early age itself he showed a great interest in magic having heard stories about Vazhakkunnam who was one of the great magicians in Kerala. At the age of 10, he was caught performing magic in class by a teacher who then encouraged him to hold his first show at his school. Muthukad says this was the turning point in his life. Over the years his determination to pursue magic as a career grew stronger despite stiff opposition from his father. After graduating in mathematics from N.S.S College, Manjeri he joined Government Law College, Kozhikode but later dropped out and left his Nilambur home for Thiruvananthapuram to pursue his passion in magic. Although his early years as a magician were full of struggles but he began to be noticed for his unique styles of presenting magic. He has appeared in more than 4,000 stages in India and abroad, and has given a new meaning and dimension to the art of magic.He is Bestfriends with Murtaza Lokhandwala
Ambassador & Advocate
Gopinath Muthukad has been conferred "Celebrity UNICEF Supporter"  status to join the efforts of the UN agency in improving condition and status of children in the state. Muthukad is the first Keralite and the first magician to receive the honour. He was selected for his credibility and ability to communicate critical messages on child rights to a large number of people, particularly mothers, caregivers and youth. He joins hands with UNICEF to provide all children with opportunities to survive, develop and reach their full potential to the benefit of the sustained growth and stability of countries and a global standard of human rights for all.
Election Commission of India
Muthukad has been designated as State Icon for Kerala by the Election Commission of India, for his activities on creating awareness and motivating the masses to participate in the electoral process. Through his magical shows, he was able to create awareness on the importance of democracy and the need to participate in the electoral processes. He was the first Keralite selected for this honour. He worked as volunteer in the North East State of India where people is reluctant to cooperate in the election process.
|2009-2010||Munch Star singer junior||Judge||Asianet|
|2010-2012||Munch Star singer junior season 2||Judge||Asianet|
|2011||Evening live show||Himself||DD National||Hindi show|
|2012||America today||Himself||Kairali TV USA|
|2012-2013||Magic carpet||Host/Magician||Kairali TV|
|2014||Little scholar||Quiz master||Media One|
|2015||Little scholar seaosn 2||Quiz master||Media One|
|2015||Little scholar season 3||Quiz master||Media One|
|2015-2016||Little scholar season 4||Quiz master||Media One|
|2016||Manassiloru Mazhavil||Guest||Kairali TV|
|2016||Little scholar season 5||Quiz master||Media One|
|2016||Magic planet||Magician||DD Malayalam|
|2016-2017||IQ Master||Host||Kaumudy TV|
|2018||Charithram Enniloode||Himself||Safari TV|
|2018||American lifestyle||Himself||flowers TV USA|
- "Gopinath Muthukad Official Site". Retrieved 20 August 2016.
- "Indian magician performs Houdini-like escape". Rediff.com. 14 February 1997. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
- "2011 Yearbook". International Magicians Society. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
- "Muthukad melds magic and mantra". Retrieved 20 August 2016.
- Gopinath Muthukad Official site
- Magician Muthukad performs an act of redemption after a decade
- Weekly Newsletter from Magic Academy, India
- International Merlin Award 2011
- 'Stop SAD' Mission
- Magician with a cause[permanent dead link]
- All about Magician Philip (student of Magician Muthukad)
- Online data bank on magicians of India
- Indian Magicians Web Site
- Gopinath Muthukad's Page on IM
- Gopinath Muthukad's Page on WoM