Adoor Gopalakrishnan


Birthday July 3, 1941

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace India

Age 82 years old

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Considered one of India's finest filmmakers. He was the winner of multiple National Film Awards and director of 1981's Elippathayam.

Before Fame

He began acting in amateur plays at age eight.


He was given the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2004, the highest honor in Indian cinema, for his contributions to the industry.

Family Life

His parents were Madhavan Unnithan and Mouttathu Gauri Kunjamma.

Associated With

He and actor Farhan Akhtar were both recipients of the National Film Award.

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