Govind Padmasoorya

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Govind Padmasoorya
Native name
ഗോവിന്ദ് പത്മസൂര്യ
Born
Govind Padmasoorya

(1987-06-16) 16 June 1987 (age 31)
NationalityIndian
Other namesGP
Alma materSt. Aloysius College , Whistling Woods International Institute
OccupationFilm actor, television presenter, VJ
Years active2007–present
Parent(s)Govind Menon, Malathy
AwardsKerala state awards 2016 for Best Anchor Kerala state award 2017 for Best Anchor
Websitegovindpadmasoorya.in

Govind Padmasoorya, popularly known as GP is a television presenter and film actor who works mainly in Malayalam cinema.[1] He made his debut in the movie Atayalangal directed by M. G. Sasi. He is popular among malayali audiances through the reality show D 4 Dance. He directed a featured film for Malayalam television channel Asianet for their 25 years celebration.

Early and Personal Life[edit]

Govind Padmasoorya popularly known as GP was born on June 16, 1987 at Pattambi, as the son of Govind Menon, (Bank Manager CSB) and Malathy (SDE BSNL). He completed his graduate in Master of Business Administration in St.Aloysius College in Manglore. Later, he went to Whistling Woods International to complete his media studies. He has a younger brother named Govind Amrithsoorya.

Career[edit]

GP made his debut in Malayalam cinema as the protagonist in Atayalangal, directed by M. G. Sasi and produced by Aravind Venugopal.[2] The film was based on the life and literature of the writer Nandanar.[3] The film won five Kerala State Film Awards including Best Film. Next, GP portrayed the role of Vinu, the brother of the IG (Suresh Gopi) in B. Unnikrishnan's IG, who transforms from a loving brother to a ruthless terrorist towards the end of the movie. He was also cast as Sreekanth, an Indian cricketer, in Daddy Cool.[4] Then on he did lead roles in many films including 32aam adhyayam 23aam vaakyam along with Lal & Miya directed by Arjun Prabhakaran and Gokul Ramakrishnan.[5] He played a zumba dancer in his latest film Pretham directed by Ranjith Shanker. He was shot to fame hosting the super hit reality show D 4 Dance in Mazhavil Manorama. He also won the Kerala state award for hosting the show Adi Mone Buzzer in Asianet. Currently he is playing antihero in his debut Tamil movie with Jiiva.He has also acted in music albums like Monjulla Painkili and Kumkumam.

Filmography[edit]

No year film Role Notes
1 2008 Atayalangal Padathuparambil Gopinathan – Gopi Nominated, Amrita TV Film Awards – Best Male Debutant
2 2009 Daddy Cool Sreekanth
3 2009 Bhoomi Malayalam Satheeshan
4 2009 IG Vinu Villain
5 2010 College Days Joe
6 2013 Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla Moby
7 2013 72 Model V. Sajan
8 2014 Ettekal Seconds Sandeep S Nair (Sandu)
9 2014 Varsham Dr.Prakashan
10 2015 Lavender Kabir Abbas
11 2015 32aam adhyayam 23aam vaakyam Freddy Abraham
12 2016 Pretham Shibu Majeed
13 2018 Pretham 2 Shibu Majeed Cameo appearance
14 2019 Kee Shiva Tamil movie

Television[edit]

Year Program Role Language Channel Notes
2014 D 4 Dance Co-Host with Jewel Mary Malayalam Mazhavil Manorama Reality show
2015 Gum on D2 Co-Host with Pearle Maaney
2015 Thengakola Mangatholi Himself Mazhavil Manorama Music album
2015–2016 Adi Mone Buzzer:Fastest Family First Host Asianet Game show
2016 Asianet Film Awards 2016 Host with Meera, Gayathri Suresh Award night
2016 Singapore Onam Host / Performer Stage show
2017 Asianet Film Awards 2017 Host with Meera Nandan Award night
2017 D 4 Junior v/s Senior Guest Mazhavil Manorama Reality show
2017-2018 Dare The Fear : Aarkunde ee Chankoottam? Host Asianet
Dare The Fear : Extra time Host
2019 21st Asianet Film Awards Host with Nyla Usha Award night

Awards[edit]

Won
  • JC award 2007 for best debut actor
  • ALA film award 2008 for best new face
  • Asiavision Awards 2014 – Best Anchor for D2
  • Asianet Television Awards 2016 – Best Anchor (Male) for Adi Mone Buzzer:Fastest Family First
  • Kerala State Television Awards 2016 – Best Anchor for Adi Mone Buzzer: Fastest Family First
  • Kerala State Television Awards 2017 – Best Anchor for Adi Mone Buzzer: Fastest Family First
  • 2018 : JCI young personality of the year
Nominated
  • Flowers TV awards 2017 – Best Anchor for Adi Mone Buzzer: Fastest Family First

References[edit]

  1. ^ സി.ശ്രീകാന്ത്‌ (1 October 2012). "'തകര'യുടെ തകര്‍പ്പന്‍ വരവ്‌" (in Malayalam). Mathrubhumi.
  2. ^ Deepa Soman (22 September 2014). "Dance is my fear factor but I dared to do that too: Govind Padmasoorya". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Stepping into Nandanar's shoes". Rediff. 5 May 2008.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 September 2009. Retrieved 6 February 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "A thriller Outing". The New Indian Express. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2016.

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