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Avarude Raavukal: These facts about veteran actor Nedumudi Venu are surely going to amaze you!

Tom Francis

September 9, 2020

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How many of these facts do you guys know about actor Nedumudi Venu? Scroll down to read more!

With an extensive career in Malayalam movies, Nedumudi Venu is surely one of the most familiar names. The actor has been in the industry since the late ’70s and continues to share screen space with the new generation of film stars. Nedumudi Venu plays the role of Scobo Jones, a mysterious old man who changes the lives of three youngsters in the Malayalam movie, Avarude Raavukal. For those who loved the phenomenal on-screen presence of Nedumudi Venu in Avarude Raavukal, here are some interesting facts about the actor!

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1. Made a debut in 1978

Scobo Jones from Avarude Raavukal (source:ZEE5)
Nedumudi Venu as Scobo Jones in Avarude Raavukal (Source: ZEE5)

Nedumudi Venu is considered as one of the greatest actors of Indian cinema for his extensive career. He made his debut in 1978 with a film called Thambu. The actor is also known to be a constant companion to the likes of Bharath Gopi, Padmarajan and Aravindan, who are some of the legendary filmmakers from Mollywood.

2. The journey from theatre to films

A still from Avarude Raavukal (source:ZEE5)
Nedumudi Venu with the young cast of Avarude Raavukal (Source: ZEE5)

Nedumudi Venu gets his first name from his hometown, courtesy– his extensive career in theatre. The actor’s stage presence used to move crowds and the same transitioned into movie screens. Nedumudi is also a talented Mridangam player who also has showcased this skills in several Malayalam movies.

3. A recipient of 6 Kerala State Awards

A still from Avarude Raavukal (source:ZEE5)
A still from Avarude Raavukal (Source: ZEE5)

With his phenomenal performance in movies, Nedumudi Venu has been awarded the Kerala State Film Awards six times. He has also won the National Film Award twice for his roles in Malayalam movies. Nedumudi Venu’s prolific career holds a filmography of more than 500 movies!

4. Performed in other language films

Nedumudi Venu from Avarude Raavukal (source:ZEE5)
Nedumudi Venu from Avarude Raavukal (Source: ZEE5)

Nedumudi Venu’s golden years made him a star in and outside the country. His success made him a recipient of many awards at the International Film festival. Apart from Malayalam, he has also acted in Tamil as well as English films. The actor was also a constant presence on TV with superhit serials like Prayanam and Peythozhiyathe.

5. Man of many talents

Nedumudi Venu's pleasant presence in Avarude Raavukal (source:ZEE5)
Nedumudi Venu in Avarude Raavukal (Source: ZEE5)

Nedumudi Venu has also been a screenplay writer and even directed his own film. He wrote the stories of films like Kaattathe Kilikkoodu, Oru Katha Oru Nunakkatha and Angane Oru Avadhikkalatu.

Which was your favourite Nedumudi Venu film from his career? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

For more entertainment and drama, watch Zee Malayalam TV serial Sathya Enna Penkutty streaming now on ZEE5.

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