Gopala Pisharody, son of Mannarkad Govindapurathu Bharatha Pisharody and Kizhakke pisharath Madhavikutty Pisharassiar was born on 20-8-1938 at Chunangat, Ottappalam. After completing SSC he joined Kottakkal PSV Nattyasangham to learn Kathakali sangeetham.After completion of training for 8 years under Gurus Vasu Nedungadi and Gopala kurup, he joined PSV Nattyasangham as teacher and served the sangham for about 29 years. Along with Nattyasangham troup he had teavelled all over India and also many foreign countries viz Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, China and North Korea. He has sung in the company of renowned Kathakali singers like Kalamandalam Nambishan, Vasu Nedungadi, Unnikrishna kurup, Gangadharan etc. Narayanan, Peadeep and Madhu of Nattyasangham as well as P.D.Namboidiri, Manoj , Krishna kumar Raja etc are some of his distinguished desciples. He is residing in his house “Ragasoudham” along with his wife, Kongad Kavil Pisharath Shobhana Pisharassiar.