Nedumudi Venu is an Indian film actor (malayalam) born on May 22, 1948 .His actual name is Venu and it became Nedumudi Venu after he started his career in Malayalamfilm industry. Venu was born to P. K. Kesavan Pillai and P. Kunjikkuttiyamma in Nedumudi, Alappuzha as one of their five children. After graduating from Sanatana Dharma College, Alappuzha, he worked as a journalist in Kalakaumudi and as a teacher in a tutorial institute. He was involved in art and music since his academic period.
Venu started his career in theatre and then went on to act in films. His first film was Thambu directed by G. Aravindan. He had shown his acting skills in the Bharathan film Aaravam. Padmarajan's Oridathoru Phayalwan was a milestone for him.
Venu wrote scripts for movies also. He wrote the stories for the films like Kattathe Kilikkoodu, Theertham, Sruthi, Ambada Njane, Oru Katha Oru Nunnakkatha, Savidham, and Angane Oru Avadhikkalathu. He also directed a movie named Pooram. He has also acted in a few Tamil films such as Kamal Hasan's Indian and Vikram's Anniyan.Venu has also acted in some television serials.
He won the Best Actor award for his role in 'Saira at the Zimbabwe International Film Festival in September 2007. Saira was the only film from India to be included in the festival.