Popular Malayalam actor Nedumudi Venu, who was admitted to a private hospital. He is reported to be in a serious condition, doctors treating him said on Monday. The 73-year-old actor, who has acted in more than 500 films, had earlier recovered from Covid-19 infection.
But on Sunday, Venu developed uneasiness and was rushed to the hospital where he is now admitted to the intensive care unit, said the doctors.
Starting his career as a journalist, he has had no reason to look back after donning the greasepaint for the first time in 1978, until then he was a popular theatre personality. Winner of three National Film Awards and six state film awards, Venu was immensely popular not just among his fans but also his colleagues in the film industry due to his pleasing and jovial nature.
Venu is among the most prolific character actors in Malayalam, having acted in over 500 movies. He won three National Awards in various categories for his performances in movies such as His Highness Abdullah, Margam, and Minukku. He was also awarded six Kerala State Film Awards, including the Best Actor for Vidaparyum Munpe, Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam, and Margam.