Nedumudi Venu

Kesavan Venugopal (22 May 1948 – 11 October 2021), better known by his stage name Nedumudi Venu, was an Indian actor and screenwriter from Kerala, who predominantly worked in Malayalam cinema.[1][2] He acted in more than 500 films, primarily in Malayalam and also in Tamil in a career spanning nearly five decades.[3][4] He wrote screenplays and directed one film. Nedumudi Venu won three National Film Awards and six Kerala State Film Awards for his various performances.[5][6][7][8]

Nedumudi Venu
Nedumudi Venu 2008.jpg
Nedumudi Venu in 2008
Born
Kesavan Venugopal

(1948-05-22)22 May 1948
Died11 October 2021(2021-10-11) (aged 73)
Alma materSanatana Dharma College, Alappuzha
Occupation
  • Actor
  • screenwriter
  • director
Years active1972 – 2021
Spouse(s)T. R. Susheela
Children2

Early lifeEdit

Venu was born as Venugopal to P. K. Kesava Pillai, a school master and P. Kunjikkuttiyamma in Nedumudi as the youngest of their five children.[9] He had four elder brothers.[10] He had his primary education from NSS Higher Secondary School, Nedumudi, and St. Mary's Higher Secondary School, Champakulam.[11]

Venu was married to T. R. Susheela. The couple had two sons: Unni and Kannan.[12]

DeathEdit

Venu died at KIMS Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on 11 October 2021, at the age of 73. He was receiving treatment for liver cancer after recovering from COVID-19 prior to his death and died from kidney-related issues and sepsis.[13][14][15] He was cremated with full state honours at Santhikavadam Crematorium in Thiruvananthapuram on 12 October 2021.[16]

FilmographyEdit

AwardsEdit

National Film AwardsEdit

Kerala State Film AwardsEdit

Kerala State Television AwardsEdit

Asianet Film AwardsEdit

Vanitha Film AwardsEdit

2015 – Best Actor In A Negative RoleOru Second Class Yatra

Filmfare AwardsEdit

Kerala Film Critics Association Awards[20]Edit

  • 2007 – Second Best Actor – Thaniye
  • 2007 – Lifetime Achievement Award/Prathibha Puraskaram

Other awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Onmanorama Staff (11 October 2021). "Nedumudi Venu, who acted in 500 movies and won 3 national awards, passes away at 73". Manorama Online. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  2. ^ ലേഖകൻ, മാധ്യമം (11 October 2021). "നെടുമുടി വേണു അന്തരിച്ചു | Madhyamam". www.madhyamam.com (in Malayalam). Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  3. ^ Chandran, Mangala (1987). Cinema in India. Vol. 3. National Film Development Corporation.
  4. ^ Parameswaran, Biju (30 July 2015). "Remembering Bharathan's magical trip on celluloid". Malayala Manorama. Archived from the original on 16 August 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Bring theatre to the people: Nedumudi Venu". The Hindu. 21 September 2008. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 18 April 2019 – via www.thehindu.com.
  6. ^ "Votary of good cinema". The Hindu. 6 April 2007. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 18 April 2019 – via www.thehindu.com.
  7. ^ "In the role of an actor". The Hindu. 27 June 2008 – via www.thehindu.com.
  8. ^ "Another year of plenty for Malayalam cinema". The Hindu. 11 June 2008. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 18 April 2019 – via www.thehindu.com.
  9. ^ "CINIDIARY - A Complete Online Malayalam Cinema News Portal". cinidiary.com. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2011.
  10. ^ "Onam Interview with Nedumudi Venu". asianetnews.tv. Archived from the original on 24 March 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  11. ^ "CINIDIARY - A Complete Online Malayalam Cinema News Portal". cinidiary.com. Archived from the original on 15 February 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  12. ^ Aiyappan, Arya (24 August 2009). "Nedumudi Venu's son ties the knot". FilmiBeat. Archived from the original on 18 April 2019. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  13. ^ Jeevan Ravindran. "Nedumudi Venu, acclaimed Indian film actor, dies aged 73". CNN. Retrieved 12 October 2021.
  14. ^ "National Award winning actor Nedumudi Venu passes away - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  15. ^ "നെടുമുടി വേണു അന്തരിച്ചു; വിടവാങ്ങിയത് അഭിനയത്തിന്റെ അതുല്യ പ്രതിഭ". Manoramanews. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  16. ^ "Kerala's thespian Nedumudi Venu laid to rest with state honours". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 7 December 2021.
  17. ^ "35th Annual Filmfare Awards South Winners : Santosh : Free Download &…". archive.is. 5 February 2017. Archived from the original on 5 February 2017.
  18. ^ "Nedumudi Venu 35th Annual Filmfare Best Actor Malayalam Special : san…". archive.is. 5 February 2017. Archived from the original on 5 February 2017.
  19. ^ Competition Science Vision. Pratiyogita Darpan. August 1998. p. 791. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  20. ^ "'Thaniye' awards". ArtKerala.com. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  21. ^ "TV Award for Nedumudi". The Hindu. 1 March 2004. Archived from the original on 10 November 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  22. ^ "Sathyan Award presented". The Hindu. 10 November 2006. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  23. ^ "Bahadur Award for Nedumudi". The Hindu. 22 April 2007. Archived from the original on 10 November 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  24. ^ "Metro Film Society to screen Saira". The Hindu. 9 October 2007. Archived from the original on 29 June 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2017.

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