Gopala Davies is a South African Indian actor and director specialising in Film and Theatre. He holds a BA Hons (Cum Laude) in Drama and Film Studies. Gopala has also trained with Anthony Montes, one of the top Meisner teachers in Hollywood and a direct student of Stanford Meisner.
Gopala is the recipient of The National Arts Festival Award for Best Director (2014) and a Standard Bank Ovation Award (2015) for his intermedial production Barbe Bleue: A story about madness. He is best known for his role as Robert in the SABC 1 soap opera Generations: The Legacy. Gopala has also played in the SABC 3 TV series High Rollers and features in various TV commercials such as King Price Insurance, Standard Bank – Auctioneers, SABC Editorial Policy, SANRAL – Be in the Know, the 2015 Loeries Promo Campaign and the SANBS Better Gift Campaign. He also played the character Adam in the Short Film Lilith: Genesis One which won the Film category at the 2015 PPC Imaginarium Awards.
Gopala has been a regular participant at the National Arts Festival, both acting and directing in shows such as Boys in the Backroom (2008), Three Wall Temple (2009), Like Show Business (2010), The History Boys (2011), Cry Havoc (2013), Barbe Bleue: A story about madness (2014 and 2015), Les Cenci: A story about Artaud (2016) and Jade Bowers’ (2016 Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre) Scorched, written by Wajdi Mouawad.