Born Tottempudi Gopichand
12 june 1974
Hyderabad, India

Tottempudi Gopichand (Telugu: గోపిచంద్) (born 12 June 1974), more popularly known as Gopichand, is a popular Telugu film actor. He is the younger son of the well known revolutionary filmmaker T. Krishna - broke into the scene with Tholi Valapu as hero.



He was 11 years old when his father T. Krishna expired. He completed his studies in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. There was no direct influence of his father on him in his childhood. He did his engineering degree in Russia. He was not interested in films and acting at that time.

His elder brother T. Premchand was working as an associate director to Mutyala Subbayya. Premchand made his debut as director and started working on a film under his home banner, but he unfortunately expired in a car accident. Gopichand was in Russia during the death of his brother and could not attend his funeral due to Visa problems.

Gopichand felt the need of someone to carry forward his father's legacy. As his brother was no more, he decided to enter the film industry. After completing his engineering, he did dialogue modulation course for a year. Then he made his debut as hero with ‘Toli Valapu’.

After doing villain roles in Jayam, Varsham and Nijam, he got a good break with Yagnam movie which turned out to be a blockbuster.

He was noted for his performance in Ranam in 2006. In 2007 his Okkadunnadu became a hit, next movie Lakshyam turned out to be one of the bigger hits of the year.

His next flick Souryam released in September 2008 turned out to be a blockbuster. This year he acted only in one movie Sankham which released in 11 September 2009 was an average grocer. His next movies are with Puri Jagannadh & Boyapati Sreenu.

He is famous for his excellent action and dialogue delivery in addition to his impeccable comedy timing. These traits make Gopichand a versatile Telugu hero, something uncommon in Telugu cinema. Gopichand made once again in Golimaar with puri jagannath combination.


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Golimaar Gangaram
2009 Sankham Chandu Sivayya
2008 Souryam Vijay
Ontari Vamsi
2007 Lakshyam Chandu
Okkadunnadu Kiran
2006 Raraju Kaali Flop
Ranam Chinna Blockbuster Hit
2005 Andhrudu Surendra
2004 Yagnam Seenu
Varsham Bhadranna
2003 Nijam Devudu
2002 Jayam Raghu Winner, Nandi Award for Best Villain
2001 Tholi Valapu

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