Nedumudi Venu

Nedumudi Venu

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Nedumudi Venu Profile

  • Name:
  • Nedumudi Venu
  • Other Name:
  • K. Venu Gopal
  • Born:
  • May 22, 1948
  • Father:
  • P. K. Kesavan Pillai
  • Mother:
  • P. Kunjikkuttiyamma
  • Spouse:
  • T. R. Susheela
  • Education:
  • Graduation from Sanatana College at Alappuzha

  • Awards:
  • Kerala State Film Awards


    Second Best Actor for Chamaran in 1980

    Best Actor for 1981

    Best Actor for Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam in 1987

    Special Jury Award for Bharatham, Santhwanam in 1990

    Second Best Actor for Thenmavin Kombath in 1994

    Best Actor for Margam in 2003


    National Film Awards


    Best Supporting Actor for His Highness Abdullah in 1990

    Special Jury Award for Margam in 2003


    Asianet Film Awards


    Best Supporting Actor Award for Thanmatra in 2005

    Best Script Writer Award for Thaniye in 2007

    Best Supporting Actor – Best Actor Award for Elsamma Enna Aankutty in 2011


    Filmfare Award 


    Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997


    Kerala Film Critics Association Awards


    Second Best Actor for Thaniye in 2007

    Lifetime Achievement Award known as Prathibha Puraskaram in 2007


    Other Awards


    Best Actor Award in 2003 in the poll conducted by University of Kerala union

    Sathyan Award in 2006

    Bahadoor Award in 2007

    Kala Ratnam Award of Kala Abu Dhabi in 2008

    Serve India Media Award in 2011 

Nedumudi Venu Biography

Nedumudi Venu is an Indian film actor who concentrates in Malayalam film industry. He has also worked as screenplay writer and director.


He was born on 22nd May 1948 in Nedumudi, Alappuzha in Kerala. His original name is K. Venu Gopal. His father’s name is P.K. Kesavan and his mother’s name is P. Kunjikuttiyamma. He has four siblings. From his school days, he was interested in art and music and he also served as the member of the Kerala Students Union.


He got his graduation from Sanatana Dharma College at Alappuzha and started his career as a journalist in Kalaumudi. He also joined a tutorial college as a teacher. He shifted to Thiruvananthapuram and at that time got to know of Padmarajan, Aravindan and Bharath Gopi who are already in the film industry. Through them, he got a chance to enter the film industry as an actor. He married T. R. Susheela and has two children Unni and Kannan. He is at present living in Kochi in Kerala.


His debut film was Thambu in Malayalam in the year 1978. In the film career spanning over 35 years he has acted in more than 300 films. He got a break through the film Oridathoru Phayalwan by Padmarajan and started to perform character roles, especially in the role of the head of the family.


He has also written screenplays and stories for many films such as Theertham, Sruthi, Ambada Njane, Kattathe Kilikkoondu, Oru Katha Oru Nunnakkatha, Savidham, Angane Oru Avadhikkalathu, etc. He has also directed one film named Pooram.


Apart from the films of Malayalam industry, he has also acted in some Tamil films and some television series and has won many awards and honors for his performance. The film Saira was the only film that has been filmed at the Zimbabwe International Film Festival in 2007 from India and he got Best Actor Award for his role in that film.

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Updated: May 20, 2018

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