Mr. Gopinath Muthukad, renowned magician from the southern state of India uses ‘magic’ as a medium for the past 37 years to spread virtuous ideals among the populace. Muthukad has a unique motto ‘Magic with a Mission’. Apart from magic, he also step his footprint as a successful Illusionist, mentor, escapologist and stunt performer. In 1990, he began his first mission with the direction of the Government of Kerala, carrying a social message to spread the message of literacy. In 1996, Muthukad established Asia’s first magic academy at Thiruvananthapuram. Upholding the torch of science, his academy not only propagates magical art to entertain public but also spreads moral values to the public. Due to his creativity, attitude and dedication bestowed in magic Muthukad is awarded with ‘International Merlin Award’ (an award equals to Oscar in Magic) in 2011 by the International Magicians Society. He also become the ‘first magician’ who is credited with ‘Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy award’ in 1995. His passion towards magic not just ends with awards alone. Keeping in mind the unique motto, he follows his ideal mission both in his personal and professional life.
Being inspired by the stories of Vazhakunnam Naboothiri and some of the magic shows he witnessed, Muthukad was very passionate about magic even from age of seven. The chance he got to meet Shri. Radhakrishnan Malayat, fontly known as R K Malayat, the famous magician from Nilambur itself was a turning point in his life. Muthukad has chosen him as his guru that bestowed an opportunity for him to perform at great stages of R.K. Malayat. This provides a strong basement for Muthukad to make his entry in magic. As a magician, his magical debut on stage starts at the age of 10. Muthukad become popular for his unique styles after given a stunning performance by him at his tender age. After this, his magical career began to flourish and he performed magic in many stages organized within the country and in abroad.
Born on April 10th, 1964 in Kavalamukkatta, a small village near Nilambur, Muthukad is the scion of Devaki Amma and Kunjunni Nair. He was instilled the passion for magic by his father who was a farmer by profession. Inspired by the stories from his father about Vazhakunnam Namboothiri who was a great magician of Kerala, Muthukad was eager to learn magic from the age of seven. Completed his primary and secondary formal education in schools nearby to his home, he has done his bachelor degree in Mathematics from NSS College, Manjeri. His magic learning curve and early performances went parallel to his education, but in midst of his bachelor law degree, he decided magic as his profession and gave up the college. Muthukad is married to Mrs. Kavitha and the couple has a son, Vismay Muthukad. He is settled with this family in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala.