Paruchuri Gopala Krishna is an Indian film screen writer, story writer, dialogue writer, actor, director, poet, playwright, novelist, and orator predominant in Telugu cinema. Gopala Krishna, is the youngest brother of the Paruchuri Brothers. Paruchuri Brothers (Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao and Paruchuri Gopala Krishna), are writing-duo brothers in the film industry who worked for more than 350 films (including Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, and Kannada) from 1978.
Paruchuri Gopala Krishna (born 10th June 1946 in Meduru, Gannavaram Taluq, Krishna District) was the youngest child of his parents Paruchuri Raghaviah and Hymavathamma. He has one elder sister and two elder brothers Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao and Paruchuri Kutumba Rao.
Gopala Krishna did his Bachelor’s degree B.Sc from Government City Science College and has a Master’s degree M.A. Telugu from Arts College, both affiliated to Osmania University. Later he got his Ph.D Doctorate degree from Osmania University for the research topic: ‘Telugu Cinema Sahityam – Katha- Kathanam – Siplam’ in the year 2003. Gopala Krishna submitted his thesis to obtain Doctor of Literature (D.Litt) from Berhampur University, Orissa for the research topic: ‘Telugu Cinema Story – Social Outlook’ in the year 2015 and is waiting on viva. He has also done ‘Rashtra Bhasha’ in Hindi. He is fluent in Hindi, English and is familiar with Tamil.
Gopala Krishna is married to his first cousin, Vijaya Lakshmi. The couple has three children, Paruchuri Hima Bindu, Gottimukkala Naga Sushma who is married to TV and Film Artist, Gottimukkala Jaya Prakash (Screen name Varun) and Kodali Hari Priya who is married to entrepreneur, Kodali Kalyan Prasad. He has two grandsons Pinnamaneni Bhuvana Sai Krishna, Gottimukkala Karthik and three granddaughters Gottimukkala Vujjaini, Kodali Tanvi and Kodali Medha.
|Name||Paruchuri Gopala Krishna|
|Date of Birth||25/09/1947|
|Birth Place||Meduru, Pamidimukkala Mandal, Krishna, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Current Residence||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Hobbies||Reading books, Watching movies|
|Sibling||Pinnamaneni Sarojini, Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao Late Paruchuri Kutumba Rao|
|Spouse||Paruchuri Vijaya Lakshmi(Bujji)|
|Children||Paruchuri Himabindu, Gottimukkala Naga Sushma|
|Educational Qualification||MA, PhD, Rastrabasha, D.Litt.|
|1987||Nandi Award||Film Director|
|1990||Vamsi Berkely Awards||Best Screen Play Writer|
|1986||Nandi Award||Best Story||Prathidwani|
|1990||Nandi Award||Best Story||Karthavyam|
|1993||Nandi Award||Best Story||Aasayam|