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Name: Suresh Gopi

Born: 26 June 1958, Kollam
Spouse: Radhika Nair (m. 1990)

Suresh Gopi is a renowned figure in the Malayalam film industry. He has worked in the industry for over three decades and has made a significant impact. Suresh Gopi started his career with a minor role in the movie "Odayil Ninnu" in 1965. However, it wasn't until the late 80s and early 90s that he became a leading actor in Malayalam cinema.

Suresh Gopi's interest in social issues was evident even during his acting career. He participated in various humanitarian efforts. This civic-mindedness was a precursor to his entry into politics. He was nominated to the Rajya Sabha, by the President of India in 2016. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recommended his nomination as part of a broader strategy to utilize popular cultural figures to enhance the party's appeal.

During his tenure in the Rajya Sabha, Suresh Gopi has focused on several key issues relevant to his home state of Kerala. He has been vocal about environmental conservation, particularly about protecting the Western Ghats. He has also advocated for better facilities for fishermen, a critical community in the coastal state. Moreover, his speeches often emphasize the need for enhanced safety measures and infrastructure development on national highways in Kerala, reflecting his commitment to public safety and development.

In addition to his role as a lawmaker, Suresh Gopi has also taken up specific causes within the BJP. He has been involved in campaigning for the party across Kerala, where the BJP has traditionally struggled to gain a foothold. His efforts in the state include not only campaigning during elections but also participating in door-to-door canvassing, public meetings, and other party activities, indicating his deep involvement in grassroots-level politics.

Suresh Gopi's political career is also marked by his stance on various national issues, aligning with the broader objectives of the BJP.

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