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Nedumudi Venu
Born May 22, 1948 (1948-05-22) (age 61)
Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Years active 31

Nedumudi Venu (Malayalam: നെടുമുടി വേണു) (born 22 May 1948) is a popular Malayali actor. He has also written screenplays and has directed one film.

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Early life

Venu was born to P. K. Kesavan Pillai and Kunjikkuttiyamma in Nedumudi, Alappuzha. 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 got friends like of Aravindan, Padmarajan and Bharath Gopi. This ultimately paved way for his film career. He is considered as one of the best actors in Indian Cinema enacting a wide range of characters.

Career

Venu started his career in theatre and went on to act in films. He debuted in the film Thambu (1978) by G Aravindan, a highly acclaimed director. His acting skills were showcased in the Bharatham film, Aaravam. Padmarajan's Oridathoru Phayalvan set a milestone for him. It marked his start in karanavar (head of the family) roles, which included most of his memorable performances.

Venu also wrote scripts for movies. He is also called "Paachi". The stories for the films Kaattathe Kilikkoodu, Teertham, Sruthi, Ambada Njane, Our Katha, Oru Nunakkadha, Savidham, and Angane Oru Avadhikkalathu were written by him. He also tried his hand in direction with Pooram. In addition he has also acted in some Tamil films like Kamal Hasan's Indian and Vikram's Anniyan.

Venu has also acted in some television serials. Recently, Venu won the Best Actor award for his role in Saira during the Zimbabwe International Film Festival which concluded in Sep 2007. The committee mentioned that he acted compellingly and convincingly in his portrayal of a man caught between tradition and modernity and secularism and fundamentalism.

Awards

National Film Awards:

Kerala State Film Awards:

Film Festivals

  • 2005 Maargam Havana International Film Festival-
  • 2007 Saira - Best Actor Award in Zimbabwe International Film Festival

Filmography

  • 2005 Anniyan - Parthasarathy Iyengar (Tamil)
  • 2005 Thanmathra - Krishnan Nair
  • 2005 Mayookham
  • 2005 Anandabhadram
  • 2005 Finger Prints - Rama Varma Thampuran
  • 2004 Amrutham - Jayaram's father
  • 2004 Maampazhakkaalam - Raghavan Mash
  • 2004 Yanam - Fr. Thomas
  • 2004 Vettam - Retd D.G.P
  • 2004 Jalolsavam - Alackal Govindan
  • 2004 Vismayathumbathu - Dr. Sunny Joseph
  • 2003 Manassinakkare - Kuriakose
  • 2003 Margam (The Path (En)) - Venukumara Menon
  • 2003 Balettan - Balachandrans Father
  • 2003 Arimpara (A Story That Begins at the End (En)) - Krishnanunni
  • 2003 Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum - Child Psychatrist
  • 2003 Thilakkam - Padmanabhan Master
  • 2003 Mr. Brahmachari - Sekharan Thampi
  • 2002 Yathrakarude Sradhakku - Viswanathan
  • 2002 Nizhalkkuthu (Le Serviteur de Kali (Fr), Shadow Kill (En) - Jailer
  • 2002 Chathurangam - Mathew Varghese
  • 2002 Kanmashi - Menon
  • 2002 Mazhathullikkilukkam - Fr. Palackal
  • 2002 Phantom
  • 2002 Thandavam - Swaminathan
  • 2001 Ishtam - Krishnankutty Menon
  • 2001 Kakkakuyil - Blind Thampuran
  • 2001 Ladies & Gentlemen
  • 2001 Randam Bhavam
  • 2001 Saivar Thirumeni
  • 2000 Cover Story - Retired Judge
  • 2000 Dada Sahib
  • 2000 Life Is Beautiful - Principal
  • 2000 Madhuranombarakattu
  • 2000 Mr. Butler
  • 1999 Devaraagam
  • 1999 Megham
  • 1999 Pallavur Devanarayanan - Aasan
  • 1999 Pranaya Nilavu - Madhavan Nair
  • 1999 Thachiledathu Chundan - Vasukutty
  • 1999 Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal - Aravindan
  • 1998 Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala - Headmaster
  • 1998 Daya - The King
  • 1998 Harikrishnans - Thampuran
  • 1998 Rektha Sakshikal Zindabad
  • 1998 Sidhartha - Karunakara Menon
  • 1998 Sundarakilladi
  • 1997 Chandralekha - Chandra's father
  • 1997 Churam - Balagopalan
  • 1997 Etha Oru Snehagatha
  • 1997 Guru
  • 1997 Karunyam - Sukumaran
  • 1997 Manasam - Menon
  • 1997 Manthramothiram - Warrier
  • 1997 Oru Yaatra Mozhi
  • 1997 Poonilamazha
  • 1997 Superman - Raman Nair
  • 1996 Indian (Bharateeyudu (Te), Hindustani (Hi)) - Krishnaswamy
  • 1996 Kala Pani (Saza-E-Kala (Hi), Sirai Chaalai (Ta)) - Sreekandan Nair
  • 1995 Ormmakalalundayirikanam (Memories and Desires) - Jayan's Father
  • 1995 Kazhakam - Temple Guardian
  • 1995 Manikya Chempazhukka - Bharathan
  • 1995 Nirnnayam
  • 1995 Sphadikam - Ravunni Master
  • 1995 Sreeragam
  • 1995 Sundari Neeyum Sundaran Njanum
  • 1995 Thacholi Varghese Chekavar
  • 1994 Mogha Mull - Ranganna
  • 1994 Pavithram - Warrier
  • 1994 Rajadhani
  • 1994 Sudha Mathalam
  • 1994 Thenmavin Kombath - Sreekrishna
  • 1993 Aagneyam - Mathew Stephen
  • 1993 Akashadoothu - Father Vattappara
  • 1993 Devasuram - Appu Master
  • 1993 Kabuliwala - Kabuliwala
  • 1993 Manichithrathazhu - Thampi
  • 1993 Midhunam - Chekkodu Swamy
  • 1993 Samagamam - Puthenthara
  • 1993 Vietnam Colony - Moosa Sett
  • 1992 Aham
  • 1992 Champakulam Thachan - Kuttiraman
  • 1992 Kamalathalam - Secretary of Kerala Kala Mandiram Institute
  • 1992 Kingini
  • 1992 Malootty - Raghavan
  • 1992 Sargam
  • 1992 Savidham
  • 1992 Snehasagaram
  • 1992 Soorya Gayathri - Manisankar Iyer
  • 1991 Bharatham - Raman
  • 1991 Dhanam
  • 1991 Kadavu
  • 1991 Keli - 'Romance' Kumaran
  • 1991 Mukha Chithram - Fr. Felix
  • 1991 Nettippattam - Kumaran
  • 1991 Orutharam Rendtharam Munnutharam
  • 1991 Uncle Bun
  • 1991 Venal Kinavukal - Venkita Ramayyar
  • 1990 Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu
  • 1990 Akkareakkareakkare - Sivadasa Menon
  • 1990 Appu - Chandikunju
  • 1990 Dr. Pasupathy - Unnikannan Nair
  • 1990 His Highness Abdullah - Udaya Varma
  • 1990 Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkam - Kunhikannan's father
  • 1990 Perumthachan - Namboodiri's Friend
  • 1990 Lal Salam - Fr
  • 1989 Alicinte Anweshanam
  • 1989 Chakkikotha Chankaran - Prabhakaran Thampi
  • 1989 Dasharatham - Scriah
  • 1989 Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnam - Dr. Kuriakose
  • 1989 Pooram
  • 1989 Swagatham
  • 1989 Vandanam - Villain
  • 1988 Vicharana - Ramankutty Nair
  • 1988 Aranyakam - Muthachan
  • 1988 Chithram - Kaymal
  • 1988 Dhwani - Shekharan
  • 1988 Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu - Kumaren Nair
  • 1988 Ore Thooval Pakshikal
  • 1988 Orkkappurathu
  • 1988 Vaishali - Rajaguru
  • 1988 Vellanakalude Naadu - Minister
  • 1987 Achuvettante Veedu - Achuthankutty Nair
  • 1987 Ezhuthapurangal - Balakrishna Menon
  • 1987 Manja Manthrangal - Professor
  • 1987 Naradhan Keralathil - Naradan
  • 1987 Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam - Ravunni Nair Mash
  • 1987 Sarvakalasala
  • 1987 Sruthi - Ramavarma Thampuran
  • 1987 Thoranam
  • 1986 Pranamam
  • 1986 Arappatta Kettiya Gramathil
  • 1986 Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi - Sasidharan
  • 1986 Ennennum Kannettante
  • 1986 Irakal
  • 1986 Nilakurinhi Poothappol - Sivaramakrishnan Nair
  • 1986 Onnumuthal Poojyam Vare
  • 1986 Oridathu - Electricity Overseer
  • 1986 Panchagni - Shekharan
  • 1986 Pappan Priyappetta Pappan
  • 1986 Sughamodevi - Dr. Venugopal
  • 1986 Sunil Vayassu 20 - Military Sir
  • 1986 Thalavattam - Dr. Unni Krishnan
  • 1985 Kathodu Kathoram - Priest
  • 1985 Ee Lokam Ivide Kure Manushyar - Sakhavu
  • 1985 Akkare Ninnoru Maran - K. P. Thankappan Nair
  • 1985 Azhiyatha Bandhangal - Unnikrishnan
  • 1985 Guruji Oru Vakku - Charly
  • 1985 Kaiyum Thalayum Purathidaruthu - Panchayath Secretary
  • 1985 Meenamasathile Sooryan (Midsummer Sun) - Chirukandan's Father
  • 1985 Mutharamkunnu P.O. - Kuttan Pillai
  • 1984 Aarorumariyathe - Govindankutty
  • 1984 Akkare (The Other Shore) - Johny
  • 1984 Appunni - Appunni
  • 1984 Ente Upasana - Lathika's Father
  • 1984 Ithiri Poove Chuvannapoove - Potty
  • 1984 Kaliyil Alpam Karyam
  • 1984 Oodarathuammava Aalariyam
  • 1984 Oru Kochukatha Aarum Parayatha Katha - Aravindan
  • 1984 Panchavadi Palam
  • 1984 Parannu Parannu Parannu - Vakkachan
  • 1984 Poochakkoru Mookkuthi - Ravunni Menon
  • 1983 Eettillam
  • 1983 Asthram - Krishnanunni
  • 1983 Marmaram - Narayana Iyer
  • 1983 Rachana (Writing) - K. Achuthanunni
  • 1982 Alolam - Kuttan Thampuran
  • 1982 Chillu - Jose George
  • 1982 Ente Mohangal Poovaninju - Damu
  • 1982 Kelkatha Shabdam - Devan
  • 1982 Ormakkayi
  • 1982 Ponnum Poovum - Dasan
  • 1982 Yavanika (The Cutrtain Falls) - Balagopalan
  • 1981 Kallan Pavithran - Pavithran
  • 1981 Kolangal (Caricatures) - Paramu
  • 1981 Oridathoru Phayalwan (Once There Was a Wrestler, There Lived a Wrestler)
  • 1981 Palangal - Ramankutty
  • 1981 Thenum Vayambum
  • 1981 Vida Parayum Mumbe
  • 1980 Aravam - Maruthu
  • 1980 Manjil Virinja Pookkal - Seythalavi
  • 1980 Thakara - Chellappanasari

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