Noted Veteran Malayalam actor Nedumudi Venu passed away after having been admitted to the intensive care unit at a private hospital in Kerala’s state capital .
The 73-year-old versatile actor of more than 500 films had recovered from Covid-19 recently.
He started his career as a journalist. Kesavan Venugopal, his acting career began in the theatre before he went on to act in movies. He made his debut in G Aravindan’s Thambu (1978).
Venu, who had bagged three National Film awards and six state film awards, has played several memorable roles.
The character of Chellappanasari in Thakara, a Christian priest in Chamaram, Balagopalan in Yavanika, Govindankutty in Aarorumariyathe and Ravunni Nair in Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam are among the many memorable roles showcasing his versatility as an actor.
He was most recently seen in the movie Aanum Pennum. He is also set to appear in Mohanlal and Priyadarshan’s big-budget epic Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham. His sudden and unexpected passing away is a major loss for the Malayalam industry and he ll be remembered as one of the greatest actors the industry has ever seen.