Gopinath Muthukad

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Gopinath Muthukad
Muthukad Photo.jpg
Born (1964-04-10) 10 April 1964 (age 53)[1]
Kavalamukkatta, Pookootumpadam, Nilambur, Kerala, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Magician, illusionist and motivational speaker
Title Executive Director of Magic Planet
Spouse(s) Kavitha Muthukad
Children Vismay Muthukad
Website Gopinath Muthukad Official site

Gopinath Muthukad is a magician, escapologist, life coach, and motivational speaker from Kerala, India. 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.[2] In the same year, he was awarded the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy award. He is also a winner of the International Merlin Award instituted by the International Magicians' Society.[3]

Early life[edit]

Gopinath Muthukad was born on 10 April 1964 in Nilambur.[4] He was instilled the passion for magic by his father, Kunjunni Nair, who was a farmer by profession. At his young stage, He told the young Muthukad about the stories of Vazhakunnam Namboothiri who was one of the great magicians in Kerala. Inspired by this, being a graduate in Mathematics Muthukad took the career of Magic very seriously that he had to finally set aside his Law college course for the pursuance of a magical career. He is one of the very few magicians in the Country who have given a new meaning and dimension to the science of magic. His debut on the stage as a magician was at the tender age of 10. After this debut performance itself, he began to be noted for his unique styles of presenting magic. Muthukad has completed his graduation in Mathematics from N.S.S College, Manjeri and it was while studying for law that he discontinued it in between and decided to take up magic as a career.

Muthukad with Former President of India, Shri. APJ Abdul Kalam
Muthukad with Former Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, at 2012
Greeting Chinese soldiers at Nathu La Pass, 14400 feet atop Gangtok, Sikkim, after a magic show.

State level Magic Shows[edit]

Ambassador & Advocate[edit]

UNICEF[edit]

Gopinath Muthukad has been conferred "Celebrity UNICEF Supporter" [5][6] 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. The status was conferred to Gopinath Muthukad at a function held here on Tuesday (January 12, 2016), in which chairperson of Kerala state commission for protection of child rights Sobha Koshy presented the letter of confirmation and UNICEF chief for Kerala and Tamil Nadu regions, Job Zachariah honoured him with a plaque.

Ventures[edit]

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