Neeya Naana Gopinath
Name at birth: 
Gopinath Chandran
Date of Birth (DOB): 
42 years old
Native/Birth Place: 
(Current city) 
Years active: 
Television anchor, radio jockey, journalist, reporter, news presenter/moderator, entrepreneur, writer and an author
5 ft 8 in
Not Known

Biography/Wiki in one line Name: Gopinath, DOB: 4 July 1975, Age: 41 years,  Height: 5 ft 8 in, Weight: Not known, Spouse: Durga Gopinath, Daughter: Venba, Other names: Neeya Naana Gopinath and Gopinath Chandran, Native place: Aranthangi, Parents/Family: Chandran and Kumudham Chandran

Gopinath Chandran is an Indian television anchor, radio jockey, journalist, reporter, news presenter/moderator, entrepreneur, writer and an author, currently featured on the STAR Vijay debate show Neeya Naana. He is popularly known as "Neeya Naana" Gopinath.

Gopinath was born in Aranthangi, Pudukkottai District, Tamil Nadu to Chandran and Kumudham Chandran in 1975.

Gopinath began his career in 1997 with United Television and later he went on to join Raj Television Network. He did reporting assignments for Jaya TV, NDTV and CNBC TV-18. Later he joined Vijay TV and anchored Makkal Yaar Pakkam, a political analysis programme. In 2006, he started his position with Neeya Naana.

He has been an anchor for television series such as Makkal Yaar pakkam, Nadanthadhu enna?, Sigaram thotta Manidargal and En Desam! En Makkal in 2013.

He was a radio jockey (RJ) at Radio City, and hosted their breakfast shows.

He has written five books. The first was a collection of poems, Theruvellam Devathaigal, and was published in 2007. The second book, Please indha Puthagathai vaangatheenga was based on personality development which is still topping the charts and has sold over 4 lakh copies till date. The third was a self-motivating and self-analysing book called Neeyum Naanum. Gobinath's fourth book is Ner Ner Thema, a collection of interviews. The recent book "Nimirnthu Nil" was published in Nakkeeran, Tamil Weekly and later got published in 2015. Of all his works he quotes "PASSWORD" is the one that is close to his heart.

He also wrote a series of articles with the title "Neeyum Naanum" in Aananda Vikatan. It is known for its scripted motivation.

He is currently an associate professor at Suffolk University.

Awards and achievements

  • The International Tamil university has awarded Doctorate, appreciating his powerful media excellence in 2010
  • National University of Singapore has awarded “International Youth Icon” in 2012.
  • Asia Book of Records recognized him as “Best Human Value Communicator” in 2012.
  • BIG FM award as Best entertainer for the year 2011.
  • International humor club award for Media service in 2011.
  • Ananda Vikatan selected him as one of the Best 10 personalities of India along with Abdul Kalam and Kamal Hassan in 2009.
  • US Government selected him as India’s Best Young Journalist and Anchor and invited to participate in an International Visitor’s Programme as a guest.
  • Was awarded the young achievers of India award 2007, by India today, a leading magazine for his outstanding performance in Radio and TV news media in 2007.
  • Got Vikatan awards, the prestigious award given by Ananda Vikatan for his outstanding performance as a Presenter for the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
  • Got selected as India’s special Representative to participate in the International Health Conference (IAS) held at Sydney, Australia in 2007.
  • Honoured with Bharath Awards for Best Anchor
  • Outstanding young Indian award by JCI (Junior Chamber International) in 2008.
  • Honoured with Santhome awards 2008.
  • He has motivated 3,00,000 students in 5 years as a human value communicator and key note speaker.
  • His research oriented lectures about leadership qualities, Economics, Alternative Mechanism were well appreciated in the forums like TED, CII (Confederation of Indian Industries), TCS, ACCENTURE, HCL