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Gopalarathinam, popularly known as Typist Gopu, was an Indian stage and film actor known for comedy and supporting roles. He acted in over 600 stage plays and 400 movies.


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 troupe 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
  • Uyarndha Manithan (1968)
  • Thirumalai Thenkumari (1970)
  • Agathiyar (1972)
  • Kasethan Kadavulada (1972)
  • Mayor Meenakshi (1976)
  • Paritchaikku Neramaachu (1982)
  • Michael Madhana Kamarajan (1990)
  • Periyar (2007)


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  • Veetukku Veedu Looty
  • Mr. Brain
  • Thuppariyum Sambu