Nedumudi Venu, acclaimed Indian film actor, dies aged 73


CNN 11 October, 2021 - 10:19am

How old is Nedumudi Venu?

Venu died at KIMS hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on 11 October 2021, at the age of 73. He was receiving treatment for liver-related ailments after recovering from COVID-19 prior to his death. wikipedia.orgNedumudi Venu - Wikipedia

When Nedumudi Venu met mridangam maestro Umayalpuram Sivaraman

Onmanorama 11 October, 2021 - 05:20am

Apart from being a flexible actor he also makes sure to impart his energy and skills to others while being on sets.

He was seen in 2019 movie Sarvam Thaala Mayam which marked the return of Rajiv Menon to direction after 19 years. The film revolved around the story about a famous mridangam player named Vembu Iyer played by Nedumudi Venu and his student Peter Johnson played by GV Prakash.

Soon after knowing the death of news of actor Nedumudi Venu, director Rajiv Menon took to Twitter and shared an unseen video of the actor with Umayalpuram Kasiviswanatha Sivaraman.

The video featured Nedumudi Venu with mridanga vidwan playing the instrument joyfully.

Calling him a legend in every sense, Rajiv Menon wrote, "#nedumudivenu was a legend, but every role he got into, he would try and get under the skin of the character, for Vembu iyer in #sarvanthaalamayam , he met #umayalpuramsivaraman spent time,jammed with him and he just got it right, Venusir was kind, generous and talented. Missyou!" (sic.)

Interestingly, the film draws on Nedumudi Venu’s mridangam playing skills real life.

His pleasing and jovial nature are known things among his friends and he will be remembered for his versatility.

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Legendary actor Nedumudi Venu passed away - Malayalam News - 10 October, 2021 - 07:00pm

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Veteran Malayalam actor Nedumudi Venu passed away on Monday. He was 73. On Sunday, the actor is reported to have suffered uneasiness and was rushed to a private hospital. He had been in a serious condition and was admitted to the intensive care unit, said the doctors who treated him. His condition worsened, and he took his last breath at 01.00 PM, on October 11, 2021. It was recently the actor had recovered from Covid-19 infection.

Venu started his career as a journalist. He was also a popular theatre personality before making his entry to cinema in 1978 with the movie Thambu. Having acted in over 500 films, Nedumudi Venu has won three National Film Awards and 6 state film awards. Widely touted to be one of the most impeccable stars in Mollywood, Nedumudi Venu has acted with almost all Superstars in the industry. Some of the noted movies of Nedumudi Venu include Bharatham, Thenmavin Kombath, Chithram, Balettan, His Highness Abdullah, Megham, Odaruthammaava Aalariyaam, Ishtam, Kakkakuyil, etc. Known for his versatility, the actor has also played several notable roles in Tamil cinema as well. 

On the work front, Nedumudi Venu’s recent release was Aanum Pennum, a Malayalam Anthology, in which he appeared in the Rani segment.  He was part of 'Summer of 92', from the Navarasa Anthology which was directed by Priyadarshan.  Nedumudi Venu will be next seen in 'Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham', also directed by Priyadarshan starring Mohanlal in the lead.

Farewell Venu uncle! Your body of work and your expertise over the craft will forever be research material for generations to come! Rest in peace legend! #NedumudiVenu

Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of a great legendary actor #NedumudiVenu Sir. Not only was he a great actor but also a wonderful human being. Had the honor of my husband directing him in one of his films. Will miss him. May his soul rest in peace. #RIP ??????????

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