Malayalam actor Nedumudi Venu dies at 73

Wednesday 13th October 2021 07:50 EDT

Veteran Malayalam actor Nedumudi Venu breathed his last at a private hospital in Kerala. He was 73. The actor was rushed to the hospital recently due to stomach-related ailments. Recently, Nedumudi Venu recovered from Covid-19. Venu was married to TR Susheela and the couple is parents to Unni and Kannan. Venu's fans expressed their shock over his demise on Twitter.

Venu was battling stomach-related ailments for the past few months and took treatment for the same. However, his health condition worsened and he was rushed to a private hospital in Kerala. Venu breathed his last on October 11 morning.

Born as Kesavan Venugopal, the actor was popularly known by his stage name, Nedumudi Venu. Nedumudi Venu acted in more than 500 films in his career spanning several decades. Apart from acting, Venu wrote screenplays for many films and directed one film.

Nedumudi Venu won three National Film Awards and six Kerala State Film Awards for his exceptional performances. Initially, he started his career in theatre and eventually ventured into films. Some of his famous films include 'Margam', 'Vidaparayum Munpe', 'Themavin Kombath', 'Oru Minnaminugginte Nurungubettam', 'Thanmatra', 'North 24 Kaatham', 'Thaniye', among several other films.

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