K. S. Gopalakrishnan was born in 1929, in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, and died on November 14, 2015.
He was an Indian film director, sceenwriter and producer who had worked in Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi films.
Since the early 1960s, he has directed over 70 films.
Gopalakrishnan spent most of his career directing and producing movies with social and devotional themes.
Most of his movies are melodramas.
His son K. S. G. Venkatesh is an actor who has acted in television serials and in films like Sathuranga Vettai.
Gopalakrishnan passed away at age 86 in November 2015.