Veteran actor Nedumudi Venu passes away

He has won the award for three National Film Awards and six Kerala State Film Awards

The veteran actor Nedumudi Venu passed away on Monday. The actor aged 73, who has appeared in more than 500 films, was recovering from the Covid-19 infection. The actor was taken to the hospital of Thiruvananthapuram in the last few days due to a feeling of unease.

One of the most talented actors in the Indian film industry, he’ll be known because of his versatility. The actor who received the award of three National Film Awards and six Kerala State Film Awards for his many performances, has also created screenplays for films.

Venu He started his journalistic career working for Kalakaumudi He then ventured to the realm of performing via the theatre. He made his debut at the cinema in the legendary film maker G. Aravindan’s Thambu in the year 1978. He wrote the scripts in the movies Kattathe Kilikkoodu, Theertham, Sruthi, Ambada Njaane!, Oru Katha Oru Nunnakkatha, Savidham and Angane Oru Avadhikkalathu. He also experimented in direction by working with Pooram.

Venu won the first award of his kind in India as the nation’s Best Supporting Actor in 1990 , for his role in the Mohanlal-starrer film His Highness Abdullah. Venu, who was also a skilled Mridangam player, displayed his musical talents in a variety of Malayalam classics, including Bharatham The Greatest, His Highness Abdullah, Chithram among others. Venu has also appeared in TV serials. He was awarded the award for best actor during the Kerala State Television Awards for his role in Avasthantharangal.

He was last seen as a big-screen actor in the film Aanum Pennum. The thespian was in the ‘Rani’ episode that was written by Aashiq Abu.

Nedumudi Venu, who had often worked with Mohanlal in a number of the most iconic films of Mollywood and will be next seen together as part of Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham and Aarattu.

Actor Prithviraj posted on Twitter to express his gratitude to the famous actor. “Farewell Venu Uncle! Your legacy as well as your experience in the craft will be research materials for future generations! Rest in peace legend! #NedumudiVenu” He wrote.