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Friday, 22 October 2021 5.59 PM IST

Actor Nedumudi Venu dies, tributes pour in for legend from various quarters

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Versatile Malayalam film actor Nedumudi Venu died at a private hospital here on Monday. He was a versatile genius of Malayalam films.

His end came this afternoon while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the capital city for stomach related ailments. He has been undergoing treatment for the illness for quite some time. He was hospitalised yesterday morning.


He was 73.

He has acted in more than 500 films, primarily in Malayalam and also in Tamil. He has also written screenplays and has directed one film. He has won three national film awards and six Kerala State Film Awards for his various performances.

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Beginning his career as a theatre artiste, he entered the Malayalam movie world in 1978 through G Aravindan's movie Thambu.


The actor handled many versatile roles in Malayalam movies in his over 40 yearlong film career.

The actor had recently recovered from Covid-19. The sudden death of the actor has shocked the film industry. Many Mollywood celebrities mourned the death of the versatile actor.

Venu was born as Venugopal to P K Kesavan Nair, a school master and P Kunjikkuttiyamma in Nedumudi as the youngest of their five children. He has four elder brothers. He had his primary education from NSS Higher Secondary School, Nedumudi, and St Mary's Higher Secondary School, Champakulam. He was involved in art and music since his academic period. After graduating from S D College, Alappuzha, he worked as a journalist in Kalakaumudi and as a teacher in a tutorial institute. Venu was living in Thiruvananthapuram when he made friends with the likes of Aravindan, Padmarajan and Bharath Gopi. This ultimately paved the way for his film career. He was a talented Mridangam player.

He leaves behind his wife T R Susheela and two sons Unni and Kannan.

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