Badava Gopi is a stand up comedian who gained popularity by his very popular show ‘Kadi TV’. As a seasoned artist and television comedian, he has made a name for himself in the Tamil entertainment world. His regular acts on
Kaun Banega Crorepati and its Tamil version were acclaimed by viewers a lot, which made him a household name in Tamil TV world. Gopi made his debut with the film ‘Poi’ in which he got an opportunity to work with K. Balachander.
Coming from a very modest background, he struggled a lot to become an actor. As a perfect mimicry artist and a very strong acting goof, he owns an event management company called ‘Voice Mail’ and a TV production Company called ‘Elements Five’. He is actively involved in the social welfare activities specially aimed at the welfare of underprivileged children. The untimely demise of his very young daughter made him think about children with physical and economic inabilities.
He is also understood to be one creative engine for ideas as he was up with a completely new theme of a music genre reality TV show with a very amusing touch of laughter in it. He, along with his wife, has hosted and participated in some very popular reality shows like Super Singer Junior 2 and
Kitchen Killadigal. He made a special appearance in comedy thriller ‘Saroja’ (2008) which was considered as a hit. He is on his way to dig out some extreme depths of comedy as a genre and his prospects looks quite nice.
He has been acting in three films with Dhanush which makes him feel happy and hope the list continues. The films are ‘
3’ (released in2012) next would be Kodi and Thodari, yet to be released. At present, he holds an esteemed role of Star Sports Cricket –Tamil Commentator. It is completely a different atmosphere for him to work with Matthew Haden, Krishnamachari Srikkanth,
Dwayne Bravo, whom we have never thought would be sharing space with.
He has made a resolution, to maintain the standard in the commentary, and use Tamil words as much as possible. He is currently in the learning phase and observing the situation, and sure he will reach great heights in the future. The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do a good job today. He has never been idle and keeps on working on one thing or the other and sharpens his skill constantly. Maybe this is the secret of his success.