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Nandalal Krishnamurthy [1]

9 February 1965 (1965-02-09) (age 56)
Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Nationality Indian
Other namesNandhu
Years active1986 – present
ChildrenNandita, Krishan
Parent(s)Krishnamurthy, Sukumari

Nandalal Krishnamoorthy better known by his stage name Nandu is an Indian actor primarily working in Malayalam films. Although he has been in the industry for more than 30 years, he is acclaimed for his performance in Mohanlal' s Spirit , directed by Ranjith. [2] He was also seen in many Priyadarsan films. He received SIIMA award for best supporting actor, for the movie Spirit .


Personal life

Nandu was born in 1965 at Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram, to Krishnamoorthy, a table tennis coach at National Institute of Sports and Sukumari, a singer. [3] He lost his mother 60 days after he was born, and was brought up by his uncle and aunt. His father never remarried, and died while giving table tennis lessons. His first film was Sarvakalasala (1986), directed by Venu Nagavally. During his early career, most of his roles were of college background.

Nandu is married to Kavitha Nandalal, since 1997. They have a daughter, Nandita (b. 1999) and a son, Krishan (b. 2013). [4] [5]


He started his career with the Mohanlal starring film Sarvakalasala in 1986. Although he has been in the film industry for the last 20 years, he recently has been acclaimed for his performance in the Mohanlal-starring film Spirit , directed by Ranjith. Although he had played good roles in the past, he has been most acclaimed for his performance in Spirit .





Television career

Awards and nominations

Filmfare Awards South- Best Supporting Actor- (Spirit)

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