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Nedumudi Venu

Kesavan Venu Gopal (born 22 May 1948), known popularly by his stage name Nedumudi Venu, is an Indian film actor from Kerala. Widely regarded as one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema, he has also written screenplays and has directed one film. Venu was born as Venugopal to P. K. Kesavan Nair-a school master- and P. Kunjikkuttiyamma in Nedumudi, Alappuzha as the youngest of their five children. He has four elder brothers. He had his primary education from N S S Higher Secondary School, Nedumudi, and St. Mary's Higher Secondary School,Champakulam. He was involved in art and music since his academic period. After graduating from Sanatana Dharma College, Alappuzha, he worked as a journalist in Kalakaumudi and as a teacher in a tutorial institute. Venu was living in Thiruvananthapuram when he made friends with the likes of Aravindan, Padmarajan, and Bharath Gopi. This ultimately paved way for his film career. He is a talented Mridangam player. Venu started his career in theater and went on to act in films. He was a member of Kavalam Narayana Panicker's dramas. He debuted in the film Thambu (1978) by director G. Aravindan. His acting skills were showcased in the Bharathan film Aaravam. Padmarajan's Oridathoru Phayalwan and Kallan Pavithran 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 wrote scripts for movies. He wrote the stories for the films Kattathe Kilikkoodu, Theertham, Sruthi, Ambada Njane, Oru Katha Oru Nunnakkatha, Savidham, and Angane Oru Avadhikkalathu. He also tried his hand in direction with Pooram. He has also acted in a few Tamil films with director Shankar, such as Kamal Hasan's Indian and Vikram's Anniyan. Venu has also acted in some television serials. He acted in NFDC film Parinamam (The Change), directed by P. Venu that won the best screenplay award at the Ashdod International Film Festival held in Israel. He won the Best Actor award for his role in Saira at the Zimbabwe International Film Festival which concluded in September 2007; Saira was the only film from India to be included in the festival. The committee mentioned that he acted compellingly and convincingly in his portrayal of a man caught between secularism and fundamentalism.


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Born:
May 22, 1948 In Alleppey, Travancore
Movie/TV Credits:
246
First Appeared:
In the movie The Circus Tent 1978-01-18
Latest Project:
Movie Udaharanam Sujatha 2017-09-28
Known For
Poster of Ottamandaram
Poster of Kolangal
Filmography
Movie Udaharanam Sujatha George Paul 2017-09-28
Movie Avarude Raavukal Scobo Jhons 2017-06-23
Movie Oru Visheshapetta BiriyaniKissa Krishnan Nair 2017-08-24
Movie Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho Appooppan 2016-09-09
Movie Oppam Justice Krishnamoorthy 2016-09-08
Movie Once Again Pappu Pilla 2016-08-18
Movie Paavada Pillai 2016-01-15
Movie Oru Second Class Yathra Narayanan 2015-05-08
Movie Rasam Valliyottu Thirumeni 2015-01-23
Movie Alif Kunjammadu Sahib 2015-02-27
Movie Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi CKAK Menon 2015-10-16
Movie Nirnayakam Vasu Kuttan 2015-06-05
Movie Birds with Large Wings Chief Editor 2015-11-01
Movie Charlie Kunjappan 2015-12-24
Movie Sapthamashree Thaskaraha Nobilettan 2014-09-06
Movie Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal Kuriachen 2014-05-01
Movie To Noora with Love 2014-05-01
Movie Law Point Ramakrishnan 2014-05-02
Movie Munnariyippu Rama Moorthy 2014-08-22
Movie Aamayum Muyalum Kashi 2014-12-19
Movie Villali Veeran Damodharji 2014-09-06
Movie Homely Meals Father Dixon 2014-10-03
Movie Ottamandaram 2014-11-14
Movie Lal Bahadur Shastri Bahadur 2014-11-21
Movie Names Unknown Work Shop Master 2014-12-19
Movie Tourist Home 2013-07-05
Movie Celluloid Subramaniam 2013-02-14
Movie Sound Thoma Manikunju 2013-04-04
Movie Immanuel Jabbar 2013-04-04
Movie Money Back Policy Onachan 2013-06-21
Movie Kadal Kadannu Oru Maathukutty Thomas 2013-08-07
Movie Memories Father John 2013-08-08
Movie North 24 Kaatham Gopalettan 2013-09-14
Movie Sringaravelan Radha's Grand father 2013-09-14
Movie Nadodimannan Thiruvithamkodu Thirumanassu 2013-10-18
Movie Thiruvambadi Thamban Kunjoonju 2012-05-25
Movie Unnam Murugan 2012-02-10
Movie The King & The Commissioner Dr. E.K.Sudharshan 2012-03-21
Movie Mayamohini Sankaran Potti 2012-04-07
Movie Hero Thankachan, Antony's father 2012-05-25
Movie Achante Aanmakkal Madhava Menon 2012-03-02
Movie Vadhiyar 2012-06-08
Movie Akashathinte Niram Old Man 2012-07-20
Movie Graamam Govindankutty Maashu 2012-08-10
Movie Friday Purushothaman 2012-08-18
Movie Mr. Marumakan Rajagopalan Thampy 2012-08-18
Movie Puthiya Theerangal K.P./ Advocate Immanuel / Kurian Paulose / Kumara Panickker 2012-09-26
Movie Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam Panchayat president 2012-09-14
Movie Arjunan Saakshi 2011-01-27
Movie Living Together Vasudevan Kartha 2011-02-19
Movie August 15 V. G. Sadasivan 2011-03-24
Movie Manikyakallu Head master 2011-05-05
Movie Violin Doctor 2011-07-01
Movie Aadaminte makan abu Govindan Master 2011-06-24
Movie Collector 2011-07-14
Movie Orma Mathram 2011-07-29
Movie Teja Bhai and Family 2011-08-30
Movie Arabeem Ottakom P. Madhavan Nayarum in Oru Marubhoomi Kadha Thoma 2011-12-16
Movie Pokkiri Raja Madhavan Nair 2010-05-07
Movie Best Actor Denver Aashan 2010-01-01
Movie Punyam Aham Kaarackal Easwaran Namboodiri 2010-01-22
Movie In Ghost House Inn Father Dominic 2010-03-25
Movie Alexander The Great Dr. Korah 2010-05-07
Movie Malarvaadi Arts Club Kumaran 2010-07-16
Movie Oru Naal Varum Havildar Vasudevan 2010-07-09
Movie Elsamma Enna Aankutty Kunnel Pappan 2010-09-09
Movie Pathinonnil Vyazham 2010-11-12
Movie Raama Raavanan 2010-07-30
Movie Sakudumbam Shyamala Shekaran IAS 2010-07-23
Movie Ivar Vivahitharayal...? Freddy Uncle 2009-06-12
Movie Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded Chief Minister of Kerala 2009-03-26
Movie Bhoomi Malayalam 2009-05-01
Movie Passenger Driver Nair 2009-05-07
Movie Love in Singapore Andrews Perreira 2009-01-23
Movie Puthiya Mugham Kichan's father 2009-07-23
Movie Keralotsavam Mission 2009 Padmanabhan Embranthiri 2009-12-17
Movie Kana Kanmani Iyer 2009-09-04
Movie Bhagyadevatha Sadanadan Pillai 2009-03-31
Movie Swa Le Palazhi Sivasankarappilla 2009-10-29
Movie Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja Moopan 2009-10-16
Movie Silambattam Vichu's grandfather 2008-12-18
Movie Pakal Nakshatrangal 2008-11-28
Movie Mizhikal Sakshi Lebba Sahib 2008-06-20
Movie Dae! Ingottu Nokkiye... 2008-04-17
Movie Poi Solla Porom K.R.Sathyanathan 2008-09-12
Movie Four Women 2007-11-02
Movie Arabikkatha "Society" Gopalan 2007-07-15
Movie Vinodayathra John Matthew 2007-04-05
Movie Kaiyoppu C.P. Vasudevan 2007-01-26
Movie Changathipoocha Sreedharan Nair 2007-01-19
Movie Aanachandam 2006-08-04
Movie Prajapathi Kaliyarmadom Kunjambu Nair 2006-06-15
Movie Mahasamudram 2006-09-01
Movie Palunku Teacher 2006-12-22
Movie Pothan Vava Meppattor Vishnu Narayanan Nampoothiri 2006-12-21
Movie Thanmathra Krishnan Nair 2005-12-16
Movie Anandabhadram 2005-11-03
Movie Mayookham Unni's Father 2005-09-11
Movie Anniyan Parthasarathy Iyengar 2005-06-17
Movie Vismayathumbathu Dr. Sunny Joseph 2004-04-09
Movie Vettam Retd D.I.G (Uncle Tom) 2004-08-20
Movie Jalolsavam Aalakkal Govindanashan 2004-08-26
Movie Mampazhakkalam Raghavan Mash 2004-11-04
Movie Manassinakkare Kuriakose 2003-12-25
Movie Balettan Balachandran's Father 2003-08-29
Movie Ente Veedu... Appuvinteyum Child Psychologist 2003-07-16
Movie Thilakkam Padmanabhan Master 2003-04-11
Movie Mr. Brahmachari Sekharan Thampi 2003-03-02
Movie Phantom 2002-05-03
Movie Kunjikkoonan Prasad's father 2002-02-24
Movie Mazhathullikkilukkam Father Palaykkal 2002-03-12
Movie Yathrakarude Sradhakku Viswanathan 2002-12-20
Movie Thandavam Swaminathan 2002-09-01
Movie Shadow Kill Jailer 2002-09-07
Movie Chathurangam Mathew Varghese 2002-11-29
Movie Randam Bhavam Manikutty's Father 2001-10-01
Movie Ishtam Krishnankutty Menon 2001-10-01
Movie Dubai Swaminathan 2001-08-14
Movie Kakkakuyil Blind 'Thampuran' 2001-04-14
Movie Mr. Butler 2000-06-20
Movie Life Is Beautiful Principal 2000-04-14
Movie Madhuranombarakattu Baaghavatar 2000-01-26
Movie Angene Oru Avadhikkalathu Delhi Pappachan 1999-02-17
Movie Stalin Sivadas 1999-06-22
Movie Thachiledathu Chundan Vasukutty 1999-03-31
Movie English Medium Sankunni Nair 1999-09-16
Movie Pallavur Devanarayanan Aasan 1999-06-22
Movie Pranaya Nilavu Madhavan Nair 1999-09-24
Movie Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal Aravindan 1999-09-06
Movie Megham Meenakshi's father 1998-12-31
Movie Sundara Killadi Head of Swapna Bhoomi 1998-11-30
Movie Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala The Headmaster 1998-10-15
Movie Oru Maravathoor Kanavu 1998-06-22
Movie Harikrishnans Thampuran 1998-06-22
Movie Mercy Sultan 1998-06-17
Movie Superman Raman Nair 1997-10-14
Movie Churam Balagopalan 1997-09-09
Movie Chandralekha Chandra's father 1997-09-04
Movie Manthramothiram M. K. S. Warrier 1997-04-15
Movie Oru Yaatra Mozhi Appu 1997-03-27
Movie Ishtadanam Dhanapalan 1997-02-01
Movie Devaraagam 1996-04-06
Movie Kaalapani Sreekandan Nair 1996-04-12
Movie Indian Krishnaswamy 1996-05-09
Movie Rajaputhran M. K. Nair 1996-04-06
Movie Sakshyam Dominic Fernandes 1995-12-21
Movie Sreeragam Periya Shasthri 1995-12-01
Movie Ormmakalalundayirikanam Nambiar 1995-09-29
Movie Sundari Neeyum Sundaran Njanum 1995-07-15
Movie Thacholi Varghese Chekavar 1995-07-04
Movie Manikya Chempazhukka Adv. Bharathan 1995-04-16
Movie Spadikam Ravunni Master 1995-03-30
Movie Alancheri Thamprakkal Chathukutti Bhagavathar 1995-03-19
Movie Thenmavin Kombath Sreekrishnan Thampuran 1994-01-22
Movie Pavithram Warrier 1994-01-10
Movie Aalavattam Kesavankutty 1993-01-30
Movie Akashadoothu Fr.Vattappara 1993-01-01
Movie Ente Sreekuttikku Ananthan Mashu 1993-01-12
Movie Kalippattam 1993-07-04
Movie Kabuliwala Kabooliwala 1993-03-24
Movie Manichitrathazhu Thampy 1993-12-25
Movie Samooham Balan Poduval 1993-09-01
Movie Devasuram Appu master 1993-04-14
Movie Vietnam Colony Moosa Settu 1992-12-25
Movie Sadayam Father Dominic 1992-07-04
Movie Kamaladalam Secretary of Kerala Kala Mandiram Institute 1992-03-26
Movie Poochakkaru Mani Kettum Ambotty 1992-03-11
Movie Sargam Haridas' father 1992-02-15
Movie Malootty Raghavan 1992-01-01
Movie Bharatham Ramanathan 1991-03-29
Movie Keli 'Romance' Kumaran 1991-03-15
Movie Mukhachithram Fr. Felix 1991-07-12
Movie Sandhwanam Thambi 1991-11-19
Movie Bhoomika Rama Warrier 1991-09-10
Movie His Highness Abdullah Maharaja Udayavarma 1990-03-29
Movie Akkare Akkare Akkare Sivadasa Menon 1990-01-01
Movie Dr. Pasupathy Unnikannan Nair 1990-01-01
Movie Appu Chandikunju 1990-07-04
Movie Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu Godman 1990-11-29
Movie Lal Salam Father Felix 1990-11-30
Movie Vidhyarambham Madhavan Ezhuthachan 1990-12-21
Movie Vadakkunokki Yantram Doctor 1989-05-19
Movie Swagatham Devan Nair 1989-04-03
Movie Pooram Chellappan 1989-01-06
Movie Vandanam Kurian Fernandez 1989-01-01
Movie Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu Kumaren Nair 1988-01-29
Movie Witness Himself 1988-02-20
Movie Daisy 1988-02-19
Movie Vellanakalude Naadu Minister 1988-11-30
Movie Orkkapurathu Nicholas 1988-03-31
Movie Chithram Kaimal 1988-12-22
Movie Vaishali Rajaguru 1988-08-25
Movie Cheppu Lecturer 1987-07-04
Movie Sarvakalasala Aasan 1987-04-21
Movie Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam Ravunni Nair 1987-03-02
Movie Kathakku Pinnil 1987-01-16
Movie Arappatta Kettiya Graamathil Gopi 1986-05-01
Movie Oridathu Overseer Sundaresan 1986-01-01
Movie Dheem Tharikida Thom Keerikkad Chellappan Nair 1986-01-02
Movie Doore Doore Oru Koodu Koottam Kunjan Nair 1986-01-11
Movie Oru Kadha Oru Nunakadha Appu Nair 1986-01-16
Movie Katturumbinum Kathu Kuthu 1986-02-16
Movie Ennennum Kannettante Tharavadu Karanavar 1986-04-12
Movie Panchagni Shekharan 1986-07-04
Movie Ponnum Kudathinum Pottu Dasan 1986-05-19
Movie Meenamasathile Suryan Chirukandan's Father 1986-05-28
Movie Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare Dr. K. K. Menon 1986-07-04
Movie Pappan Priyappetta Pappan SI Kochappu 1986-07-04
Movie Moonnu Masangalkku Munpu 1986-08-15
Movie Adiverukal 1986-09-19
Movie Thalavattam Dr. Unni Krishnan 1986-10-09
Movie Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi Sasidharan 1986-11-07
Movie Azhiyatha Bandhangal Unnikrishnan 1985-07-04
Movie Mutharamkunnu P.O. Kuttan Pillai 1985-06-14
Movie Chidambaram Himself 1985-01-01
Movie Akkare Ninnoru Maran Sree Thankappan Nair 1985-09-05
Movie The Victims Andrews 1985-09-19
Movie Puli Varunne Puli Ramdas 1985-11-01
Movie Ente Upasana Lathika's Uncle 1984-11-14
Movie Uyarangalil Johnie 1984-11-11
Movie Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu The Priest 1984-10-26
Movie Panchavadi Palam Shikhandi Pillai 1984-09-28
Movie Parannu Parannu Parannu Vakkachan 1984-07-11
Movie Kaliyil Alpam Karyam 1984-07-04
Movie Appunni Appunni 1984-07-04
Movie Poochakkoru Mookkuthi Ravunni Menon 1984-07-04
Movie Odaruthammava Aalariyam Major Nair 1984-05-07
Movie Oru Kochu Swapnam Venu 1984-03-02
Movie Kinnaram Unni 1983-03-01
Movie Rachana Achuthanunni 1983-03-10
Movie Onnu Chirikku Dr. George 1983-06-21
Movie Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flashback Paul Raj 1983-11-12
Movie Prem Nazirine Kanmanilla Nedumudi Venu 1983-11-25
Movie Ormakkyaie Balu 1982-10-10
Movie Chillu 1982-07-09
Movie Ente Mohangal Poovaninju Damu 1982-07-04
Movie Ponnum Poovum Dasan 1982-06-21
Movie Yavanika Balagopalan 1982-04-30
Movie Vida Parayum Munpe Xavier 1981-09-10
Movie Kolangal Paramu 1981-08-28
Movie Venal 1981-07-03
Movie Kallan Pavithran Pavithran 1981-06-26
Movie Manjil Virinja Pookkal Seythalavi 1980-12-25
Movie Thakara Chellappanasar 1979-09-28
Movie Aaravam Maruthu 1978-11-24
Movie The Circus Tent 1978-01-18