Nedumudi Venu

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Nedumudi Venu
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Nedumudi Venu in 2008
Kesavan Venugopal

(1948-05-22)22 May 1948
Died11 October 2021(2021-10-11) (aged 73)
Alma mater Sanatana Dharma College, Alappuzha
  • Actor
  • screenwriter
  • director
Years active1972 – 2021
SpouseT. R. Susheela

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]

Early life

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]


Venu died at KIMS Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on 11 October 2021, at the age of 73. He was receiving treatment for liver cancer prior to his death and died from post COVID-19 complications. [13] He also had diabetes, which complicated his condition. [14] [15] [16] He was cremated with full state honours at Santhikavadam Crematorium in Thiruvananthapuram on 12 October 2021. [17]



National Film Awards

Kerala State Film Awards

Kerala State Television Awards

Asianet Film Awards

Vanitha Film Awards

2015 – Best Actor In A Negative Role Oru Second Class Yatra

Filmfare Awards

Kerala Film Critics Association Awards [21]

Other awards

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