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Gopala Davies is an award-winning South African actor, director and producer specializing in film and theatre. He was named one of the Top 5 South African Theatre Makers by SATMag and has received two Standard Bank Ovation Awards, ten Broadway World nominations, twelve Naledi nominations, and three SATMag Awards for his productions. Gopala holds a BA Hons (Cum Laude) in Drama and Film Studies and has trained with Anthony Montes, one of the top Meisner teachers in Hollywood and a direct student of Sanford Meisner. 

Gopala is best known for his role as Robert in the SABC 1 soap opera Generations: The Legacy. He has acted in the SABC 3 TV series High Rollers and features in various TV commercials. He has played the character Adam in the short film Lilith: Genesis One (2015) which won the film category at the 2015 PPC Imaginarium Awards. Gopala plays a supporting role in Woodwind (2017), a music film by South African writer-director Fin Manjoo, and has produced and acted in Skin (2019).

Gopala has been a regular participant at the National Arts Festival, acting and directing in shows such as Pieter Toerien’s Naledi award-winning The History Boys (2011), Cry Havoc (2013), Barbe Bleue: A story about madness (2014 and 2015), Les Cenci: A story about Artaud (2016) (commissioned by the French Institute of South Africa), Jade Bowers’ Naledi award-winning Scorched (2016), Nijinsky’s War (2017), A City (2018) by Canadian playwright Greg MacArthur and Moonless (2019).

South African Indian Actor Gopala Davies

Gopala Davies by Willem Botha

South African Indian Actor Gopala Davies

Gopala Davies by Robyn Davie

South African Indian Actor Gopala Davies

Gopala Davies by Willem Botha

South African Indian Actor Gopala Davies

Gopala Davies by Willem Botha