Shri K.V. Gopalakrishnan was born on 18th February 1977 in the Dindigul
district of Tamil Nadu. He received his initial training in music from his
father Shri K.V. R.S. Mani. He has received advanced training under the
guidance of Dr. T.K. Murthy and has also learnt to play the mridangam
from Shri R. Viswanatha Iyer. He has also received a Scholarship from
the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT).
He is an approved A grade artist of All India Radio and has performed in many major music festivals all across the globe.
In recognition of his talent he has received many awards including the Harihara Sarma Award from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, the Yuva Kala Bharathi from Bharath Kalachar, the Obul Reddy endowment Award from Narada Gana Sabha.
Shri K.V. Gopalakrishnan is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2015 for his notable contribution in the field of Carnatic Instrument Music.