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Nedumudi Venu

Nedumudi Venu is a popular Malayalam film actor. Born May 22, 1948 (1948-05-22) Kerala, India

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 completing his degree 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 in the likes of Aravindan, Padmarajan and Bharath Gopi. This ultimatedly paved way for his film 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 Bharathan film, Aaravam. P. 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 did storywriting for movies. The stories for the films Kaattathe Kilikkoodu, Theertham, Sruthi, Ambada Njane, Our katha; Oru nUnakkadha, Savidam, and Angane Oru Avadhikkalathu were written by him. He also tried his hand in direction with Pooram.

Venu has also acted in some television serials.

Awards
National
1990 His Highness Abdullah - Best Supporting Actor
2003 Margam - Special Mention of the Jury

State
2003 Maargam -Best Actor
1987 Oru Minnaminunginte Nurungu Vettam - Best Actor

Film Festivals
2003 Maargam Havana International Film Festival


Films Acted

2006 Pothenvava
2005 Anniyan - Parthasarathy Iyengar (Tamil)
2005 Thanmathra - Krishnan Nair
2005 Mayookham
2005 Anandabhadram
2005 Finger Prints - Rama Varma Thampuran
2004 Amrutham - Jayarams 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 Champakkulam 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



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 Nurungu Vettam - 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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