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Suresh Gopi
സുരേഷ് ഗോപി
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Member of Parliament
Assumed office
25th April, 2016
Personal details
BornSuresh Gopinathan
(1959-06-26) 26 June 1959 (age 59)
Kollam, Kerala, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)[1]
Spouse(s)Radhika Nair
ChildrenGokul Suresh
Bhagya Suresh
Bhavni Suresh
Madhav Suresh
EducationFatima Mata National College, Kollam (M.A. in English Literature)
AwardsNational Film Award for Best Actor, Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor

Suresh Gopinathan (born 26 June 1959), commonly known as Suresh Gopi, is an Indian film actor, politician, and singer who has starred in over 200 Malayalam films. He currently serves as a Member of Parliament (M.P.) in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament.[2]

Suresh Gopi played a small role as a child artist in Odayil Ninnu (1965). Later he made his official acting debut through the role of a prospective groom in T. P. Balagopalan M. A. (1986). After playing various villain and supporting roles throughout the late-1980s and early-1990s, Suresh Gopi got a break through Shaji Kailas's Thalastaanam (1992) which was written by Renji Panicker. Shaji and Renji's combination films turned Suresh Gopi into an overnight star during the 1990s especially his police roles. Popular films include Ekalavyan (1993), Mafia (1993), and Commissioner (1994). Along with Lelam (1997) and Pathram (1999), which were both written by Renji Panicker and directed by Joshi. The role of Kannan Perumalayan in Jayaraj's Kaliyattam (1997) won him the National Film Award for Best Actor and the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor.

In April 2016, Suresh Gopi was sworn in as a Member of Parliament (MP) to the Rajya Sabha by the President of India in the category of eminent citizens as per the provisions of Article 80 of the Indian Constitution.[3] He opted Thiruvananthapuram district as the nodal district of operation as Member of Parliament. Gopi is also a philanthropist, social worker, and a strong advocate for environmental protection.

Personal life

Suresh Gopi was born in Kollam, Kerala to Gnanalekshmi Amma and Gopinathan Pillai, a film distributor, as their eldest son.[4][5] He has three younger brothers - Subhash Gopi, Sunil Gopi and Sanil Gopi (The latter two are twins).[6] He had his primary education from Infant Jesus School Kollam. He pursued M.A. in English literature from Fatima Mata National College, Kollam city.[7][8] His son Gokul Suresh is also an actor in the Malayalam film industry[9]


In 2010 he appeared in the film Christian Brothers. In 2011, Gopi acted in the film Melvilasom. In 2012 he acted in The King & the Commissioner. Gopi also worked in Tamil film I as Dr. Vasudevan.[10] In 2012, he became the host of Asianet's Ningalkkum Aakaam Kodeeshwaran program, which is the Malayalam edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.[11][12]


National Film Awards:

Kerala State Film Awards:

Filmfare Awards

See also


  1. ^ Chatterjee, Arunava. "Malayalam Superstar Suresh Gopi Makes It Official, Joins BJP". NDTV. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi invited to join BJP". News18. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Suresh Gopi sworn in as Rajya Sabha MP; becomes first RS nominated actor from Kerala". IBTimes. 30 April 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  4. ^ Rediff On The NeT, Movies: Never say never again. Retrieved on 10 April 2013.
  5. ^ "More about Suresh Gopi". Retrieved 8 November 2016.
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  8. ^ "Regional Cinema - Malayalam Section: History of Indian Cinema". Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Mudhugauv fame Gokul is Suresh Gopi's son – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  10. ^ Radhika C Pillai (11 September 2014). "Suresh Gopi to play villain!". The Times Group. Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  11. ^ Ningalkkum Akam Kodeeswaran Starting on 9 April 2012 | Malayalam Television Channels. (26 March 2012). Retrieved on 10 April 2013.
  12. ^ Suresh Gopi's Ningalkkum Akam Kodeeswaran receives rave reviews | News – Oneindia Entertainment. (18 May 2012). Retrieved on 10 April 2013.
  13. ^ "45th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
  14. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards" Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine.. Public Relations Department, Government of Kerala. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
  15. ^ "Nominations for the 62nd Britannia Filmfare Awards (South)". Filmfare. June 3, 2015. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
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