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Typist Gopu

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Gopalarathinam, popularly known as Typist Gopu (Tamil: ”டைப்பிஸ்ட்” கோபு), is a Tamil stage and film actor known for comedy and supporting roles. He has acted in over 600 stage plays and 400 movies.


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A native of Manakkal in Trichy district, Gopalarathinam was active in college dramas during his B. Com from Vivekananda College, Chennai and got introduced to the stage through his friend Nagesh in his drama troupei in 1955. In the 1959 play Nenje Nee Vaazhga, he played the role of Typist which was praised and he got his name Typist Gopu. In 1965, he made his film debut in K. Balachandar movie Naanal and went on to act alongside major actors in the period. He later joined Y. G. Mahendran's United Amateur Artists. He received Kalaimamani in 2002. He also acted on comedy television serials after acting opportunities ceased to come.

Partial filmography

  • Adhey Kangal
  • Unnai Vaazhthi Paadugiren
  • Adhikari
  • Sugamana Sumaigal
  • Oor Mariyadhai
  • Dikkatra Parvathi
  • Aalayam
  • Thirumalai Thenkumari (1970)
  • Agathiyar (1972)
  • Mayor Meenakshi (1976)
  • Michael Madhana Kamarajan
  • Periyar (2007)
  • Filmography

    He was an actor who did stage plays even when he was at his peak. He wouldn't accept any film shoots after 6 pm on days he had a play. He was a perfectionist and needed to get into the spirit of the stage. Gopalarathinam popularly known as Gopu, is a stage and film actor known for comedy and supporting roles. He has acted over 600 stage plays and movies.


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