Bharath Gopi passed away

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Bharath Gopi passed away

Malayalam’s pride, Padmasree Bharath Gopi Passed away…

Bharat Gopi
The first non glamourous hero in malayalam..


Bharath Gopi is a Malayalam language film actor and winner of India's National Film Award for Best Actor (known as Bharath award at that time) for Kodiyettam.

He was born in 1937 in Chirayankil, Thiruvananthapuram(Trivandrum), Kerala, India. His real name is V. Gopinathan Nair.

His first movie was Adoor Gopalakrishnan's Swayamvaram in 1972. He has also acted in two Hindi movies, Aghat and Satah se udta admi. Gopi is a film director and producer as well. His Yamanam was awarded Best Film on Social Issues by the National Award Jury in 1991. Gopi was paralyzed by a stroke in 1986, at the peak of his career. He was awarded the Padmasri in 1991.

Recipient of several regional, national and international awards, the thespian wrote "Abhinayam Anubhvam", for which he got the national award for the best book on cinema. He is considered one of the greatest film actors of India.

Filmography

He is known for his performances in almost all the films he did (Kodiyettam, Ormakkayi, Yavanika, Panchavadippalam, Aadaminte vaariyell, Peruvazhiyambalam, Kallan Pavitran, Sandhya mayangum neram, Kaattaththe kilikkooodu, Aaghat, Satah se udtha aadmi, Chidambaram, ..to name a few)

A complete list is given below

* Nasraani(2007)
* Nivedhyam (2007)
* Akasha Gopuram (2006)
* Rasathanthram (2006)
* Wanted (2004)
* Sethurama Iyer CBI (2004)
* Varum Varunnu Vannu (2003)
* Elavamkodu Desam (1998)
* Ormmakalalundayirikanam (1995)
* Agni Devan (1995)
* Swaham (1994)
* Padheyam (1992)
* Irakal (1986)
* Revathikkoru Pavakkutty (1986)
* Kaimpin Poovinakkare (1985)
* Aghaat (1985)
* Chidambaram (1985)
* Kaiyum Thalayum Purathidaruthu (1985)
* Meenamasathile Sooryan (1985)
* Aarorumariyathe (1984)
* Akkare (1984)
* Appunni (1984)
* Panchavadi Palam (1984)
* Sandhya Mayangum Neram (1984)
* Eettillam (1983)
* Adaminte Variyellu (1983)
* Asthram (1983)
* Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku (1983)
* Kattathe Kilikoodu (1983)
* Lekhayude Marnam: Oru Flashback (1983)
* Marmaram (1983)
* Rachana (1983)
* Alolam (1982)
* Ormakkayi (1982)
* Yavanika (1982)
* Kallan Pavithran (1981)
* Palangal (1981)
* Greshamam (1980)
* Satah Se Uthata Aadmi (1980)
* Peruvazhiyampalam (1979)
* Thampu (1978)
* Kodiyettam (1977)

Awards (Incomplete)

(Active career span: 1978-1986)

International awards

* Special Jury award at the Asia Pacific International Film Festival, Tokyo (1985)
* A five-film retrospective of his films was held in Paris, France, by the Government of France (1985); the only other Indian actors to be awarded this honour are Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri and Amitabh Bachchan

National awards

* Best actor - Kodiyettam - 1977
* Best film on social issues - Yamanam - 1991
* Best book on cinema - Abhinayam Anubhavam
* Padma Shri - 1991
* V. Shantaram award for the producer of the Best film - Padheyam - 1991

State awards

* Best actor 1977- Kodiyettam
* Best supporting actor - Kallan Pavitran - 1980
* Best actor - Ormakkayi - 1982
* Best actor - Ente Mamattukutti Ammakku, Eenam, Ettillam, Kattaththe Kilikoodu - 1983
* Best actor - Chidambaram - 1985

Regional awards

* Four filmfare awards
* Four critics awards
* Two Gulf Malayali association awards


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