Born: 24 july
Birth Place: M.Nidamanuru, Prakasam district,Andhra Pradesh, India
Years active: 1977 - present
Bezawada Gopal is an Indian Film Director in the Telugu film industry. He is the Uncle of Telugu film Actor Venu Thottempudi. Some of his highly successful movies include Bobbili Raja, Lorry Driver, Assembly Rowdy, State Rowdy, Rowdy Inspector ,Samarasimha Reddy, Narasimha Naidu, Indra, Maska etc. He also won Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) for the film Samarasimha Reddy.
B. Gopal was born at m.nidamanuru village near Tangutur, Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh to B. Venkateswarulu and Mahalakshmi. He has two siblings, one brother Subba Rao and sister Suseela. He did his schooling in Karumanchi. Later he attended C.S.R.Sarma college in Ongole. After finishing his education, With his father permission he chose to pursue his career in movies.
He started his career working as an assistant director under P.C. Reddy. After working in two movies with P.C. Reddy, he got an opportunity to work as an assistant director in the film Adavi Ramudu under K. Raghavendra Rao. He considers K. Raghavendra Rao as his Mentor and Guru in Telugu cinema industry. He worked under him for almost 12 years and for movies like Adavi Ramudu, Devatha, Justice Chowdary, Agni Parvatam etc. In 1982, while he was working as an associate director for the movie Devatha under K. Raghavendra Rao, he was spotted by the producer of the movie Dr. Daggubati Ramanaidu. Impressed by B. Gopal, Ramanaidu offered him the chance to direct a movie under his banner. This led to B. Gopal's debut movie as director Prathidvani with Sharada, Arjun and Rajani. The movie was released in 1986.
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