Sri. Kalamandalam Gopalakrishnan, the Director of Kathakali School, is the grandson of the famous Malayalam poet P. Kunjhiraman Nair. He studied Kathakali at Kerala Kalamandalam where he was selected for Scholarship by Dept. of Culture Govt. of India.
He has to his credit more than 800 stage performances in India and abroad. He has worked as choreographer for several Malayalam films and is a Kathakali teacher who has taught several Indian and foreign students.
He has performed in Italy, Germany, Russia, Poland and most recently in Japan and China. Kalamandalam Gopalakrishnan is considered one of the outstanding Kathakali artistes of Kerala.
He was a member (Kathakali Dance), Expert Committee for selection of awardees for scholarship, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India - 2010 -2011.
ICCR Kathakali Tour – Japan and China - 2014, Kerala Classical dance performance at Konark dance and music festival-2013, Vibrant India Cultural event for Kerala Tourism Onam Festival at Nisagandhi - 2012, Kerala Cultural programme for Indian Navy, Ernamkulam – 2012. Kerala Cultural programme for Victoria Carnival, Seychelles – 2011. KATHAKALI performance for closing ceremony of Commonwealth Games – 2006 in Melbourne, Australia. India Cultural Exchange Programme in Moscow, Russia – 2005 Cultural programmes for Cell India Festival in Milan, Italy – 2004 Indian Cultural Exchange Programme -2005 at Moscow, Russia by Govt. of India Festival Cell India 2004 held in Milan, Italy Kathakali Programme Europe Tour- 1990 Cultural Programme for 39th ADB Annual Meeting at Hyderabad, Organized by GOVT OF NZCC.