Sri. Kalamandalam Gopalakrishnan was born in 1967, showed remarkable interest in Kathakali from his childhood. He is the grandson of great Malayalam poet P. Kunchiraman Nair. After his school education in northern part of Kerala he has moved to Kerala Kalamandalam for studying Kathakali. During his study, he was selected for Scholarship by Dept. of Culture. Govt. of India.