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Suresh Gopi, born on June 26, 1958, in Alappuzha, Kerala, is a prominent Indian actor, playback singer, television presenter, and politician. He currently serves as the Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of State for Tourism in India, assuming office on June 11, 2024, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership.

Early Life and Education of Suresh Gopi

Gopi was born to K. Gopinathan Pillai, a film distributor, and V. Gnanalekshmi Amma. He grew up in Kollam and completed his education at the Infant Jesus Anglo-Indian School and Fatima Mata National College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and a Master of Arts in English Literature.

Film Career of Suresh Gopi

Gopi made his debut in Malayalam cinema as a child artist in 1965 and later as an adult in 1986. He gained fame for his versatile roles in over 250 films, including “Kaliyattam” (1997), for which he won the National Film Award for Best Actor.

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Filmy Career

Political Career of Suresh Gopi

In 2016,  Gopi was nominated to the Rajya Sabha, India’s upper house of Parliament. He joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2016 and contested the 2019 and 2021 elections unsuccessfully before winning the Thrissur Lok Sabha seat in 2024.

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Achievements and Public Service

Throughout his career, Suresh Gopi has been a philanthropist, advocate for environmental protection, and active in social work. He has also hosted popular television shows, including “Ningalkkum Aakaam Kodeeshwaran.”

Personal Life of Suresh Gopi

Gopi married Radhika Nair in 1990, and they have five children, including actor Gokul Suresh. Despite personal tragedies, including the loss of their daughter Lakshmi in a car accident, Suresh Gopi remains a committed family man.

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Political Career

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Family Overview of Suresh Gopi:

Gopi, born on June 26, 1958, in Alappuzha, Kerala, comes from a well-known family. His parents are K. Gopinathan Pillai, a film distributor, and V. Gnanalekshmi Amma. He has three younger brothers: Subhash Gopi, Sunil Gopi, and Sanil Gopi.

Marriage and Children of Suresh Gopi:

Gopi married Radhika Nair on February 8, 1990. Radhika Nair is the granddaughter of actress Aranmula Ponnamma. Together, they have five children:

  • Lakshmi Suresh (deceased)
  • Gokul Suresh (actor)
  • Bhagya Suresh
  • Bhavni Suresh
  • Madhav Suresh

Radhika Suresh Gopi:

Radhika  Gopi, born Radhika Nair, is known for her association with Suresh Gopi. She has been a supportive spouse throughout  Gopi’s career in both acting and politics.

Age of Radhika Suresh Gopi:

As of June 2024, Radhika  Gopi’s age is approximately 57 years old.

Awards and Recognition

He has received several awards, including National Film Awards and Kerala State Film Awards, for his contributions to cinema.

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Gopi’s journey from a celebrated actor to a respected politician exemplifies his dedication to public service and the arts. His tenure as a Minister of State underscores his commitment to shaping India’s future in both cultural and political spheres.

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