Venu Madhav (actor)

Kunath Venu Madhav (died 25 September 2019) was an Indian actor, television presenter, mimicry artist and comedian known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He was one of the finest comedians in the Telugu cinema, he starred in some 500 films in a variety of roles, starting his career as an impressionist; imitating celebrities, politicians, and local dialects.[1][3] He received breakthrough in cinema with works such as Master (1997), and Tholi Prema (1998).[4][5]

Venu Madhav
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Born
Kunath Venu Madhav

Kodad, Andhra Pradesh (now in Telangana), India
Died25 September 2019 (aged 39 or 50)[N 1]
OccupationActor, comedian
Spouse(s)Sree Vani
Children2
AwardsNandi Awards

In 2006, he received the state Nandi Award for Best Male Comedian for his work in the action comedy Lakshmi. He won two CineMAA Awards for best comedian for his work in V. V. Vinayaks' romantic comedy Dil (2003); and S. S. Rajamouli's sports comedy Sye (2004).[6]

Early lifeEdit

Venu Madhav was born in Kodad in Suryapet district of Telangana. He was married to Sree Vani and has two sons.[7]

DeathEdit

He died on 25 September 2019 at Yashoda Hospitals, Secunderabad, due to liver and kidney complications.[8][1]

Selected filmographyEdit

ActorEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Sampradayam
1997 Gokulamlo Seeta
Master Venu
1999 Suswagatham
Tholi Prema Arnold Sekhar
Thammudu Subbu's friend
2000 Yuvaraju Sehgal Baba
Ennavale Mohan Tamil
Uncle
2001 Lady Bachelors
Priyamaina Neeku Chacha
Akka Bavekkada
Snehamante Idera
Andariki Vandanalu
2002 Aadi
Vasu
Adrustam Tarun's friend
Sontham Shesham's friend
Nuvve Nuvve
Gemeni Car Mechanic
Ninu Choodaka Nenundalenu
2003 Naaga
Dil Venu
Dham Uday Tarun
Simhadri Iyer
Kalyana Ramudu Shesham's friend
Sambaram
Simhachalam
Pellamtho Panenti
Abhimanyu Venu
2004 Andhrawala
Anandamanandamaye Ammi Raju
Venky Train Collector Nippu Nagaraju
Naa Autograph Subba Rao
Arya Ajay's friend
Adavi Ramudu Hanumanth
Samba sidekick of McDowell Mani
Shiva Shankar
Intlo Srimathi Veedhilo Kumari
Gowri Dev Anand
Gudumba Shankar
Sye Nalla Balu
Shankar Dada MBBS
Mass Beggar
2005 Dhairyam
Orey Pandu Venu
Sankranthi Nalla Balu
Sravanamasam MA Ratnam (one of the Navratnas)
Bunny Daiva Sahayam's assistant
Radha Gopalam
Subash Chandra Bose Radio
Hungama Balu
Mr.Errababu Kris
Athanokkade Gulab Singh
Andarivaadu Govindraju's friend
Kanchanamala Cable TV
Super Tattooist
Please Naaku Pellaindi Guruji
Allari Bullodu Balu
Muddula Koduku
Good Boy Veturi Sundara Rama Murthy
Political Rowdy
Chhatrapati Mahesh Nanda
Jai Chiranjeeva Venu
Bhageeratha
Modati Cinema
Moguds Pellams
Mahanandi Anand
Gowtam SSC
2006 Devadasu
Lakshmi Tiger Satti
Happy
Sarada Saradaga Waiter
Ranam Venu
Raam Janaki's brother
Pokiri Vice-President of Beggars Association
Bangaram Sathish
Kithakithalu Chain snatching thief
Maayajaalam Ghost
Ashok Jaggu
Andala Ramudu Ramudu's step-brother
Bhagyalakshmi Bumper Draw Aphisu
Gopi - Goda Meeda Pilli Krishnudu
Pellaina Kothalo
Khatarnak Puli
Annavaram Narasimha
2007 Desamuduru Tea seller
Yogi
Maharadhi
Evadaithe Nakenti
Madhumasam Pullayya
Sri Mahalakshmi Beggar
Munna Mohan
Operation Duryodhana
Bhookailas Kailas
Toss
Athidhi
Lakshyam Venu
Viyyalavari Kayyalu
Seema Sastry
Takkari
Godava
Maharajasri
State Rowdy
Bhajantrilu
2008 Krishna Tenant
Donga Sachinollu
Krishnarjuna
Idi Sangathi
Bhadradri
Premabhishekam Nageswar Rao
Aatadista
Bhale Dongalu Lorry Driver
Bommana Brothers Chandana Sisters
Michael Madana Kamaraju
Hare Ram
Ullasamga Utsahamga Fraud Billionaire
Maa Ayana Chanti Pilladu
Kathanayakudu
Gajibiji
Siddu from Sikakulam Apple
Gunde Jhallumandi Software Engineer Rajesh
Chintakayala Ravi Sai
Blade Babji Babji's gang member
Neninthe Ravi's assistant
King Tension Bonda
2009 Maska
Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam Bangaram
Malli Malli
Tik Tik Tik
Kick Driver Azam
Naa Style Veru S.I. Rajalingam
Drona
Evaraina Epudaina
Gopi Gopika Godavari
Samardhudu
Ek Niranjan Chitti
Arya 2
Rs.999 Matrame
2010 Seeta Ramula Kalyanam Lankalo
Aakasa Ramanna P.Timothy
Sneha Geetham Lecturer AIDS Papa Rao
Simha Venkataratnam
Brindavanam Chitti
Kathi Kantha Rao Vaasu
2011 Katha Screenplay Darsakatvam Appalaraju Gannu
Dongala Mutha
Shakti Satti Babu
Veera Balaji
Chattam Badhri
Badrinath
Dhada
Mogudu Venu Babu
Money Money, More Money Shankarabharanam
Veedu Theda Udata Bhaskar
2012 Bodyguard 'Cash' Reddy
Racha Raj's friend
Nuvvekaddunte Nenakkadunta
2013 Naayak Venu
Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu Census officer
Jaffa
Adda
Masala Census officer
Nenem...Chinna Pillana?
2014 Yuddham Seenu
Laddu Babu
Jump Jilani
Autonagar Surya
2015 Rey Virus
Rudhramadevi Tittibi
2016 Dr. Paramanandaiah Student

As dubbing artistEdit

Year Film For Whom Character
2003 Magic Magic 3D Owen Burke Thief's assistant

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Sources reported different ages at his death. While The Indian Express stated that Madhav was aged 39,[1] The Hindu reported that he was 50 years old.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Telugu actor Venu Madhav passes away". The Indian Express. 25 September 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Reddy, Ravi (25 September 2019). "Venu Madhav, popular Telugu comedian, passes away". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  3. ^ Venu Madhav breathes his last at 50
  4. ^ "Krishna Reddy's Spell: Comedians to Heroes". Oneindia.in. 11 September 2008. Retrieved 26 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Popular Telugu comedian Venu Madhav dies at 190 in Secunderabad". India Today. Ist.
  6. ^ "Photos - Telugu Cinema - Cinemaa Awards 2003". www.idlebrain.com.
  7. ^ Nanisetti, Serish (26 September 2019). "Noted comedian Venu Madhav dead". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Telugu film comedian Venu Madhav critical". The Hindu. 25 September 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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