The veteran actor had reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 a few months ago
Veteran Malayalam actor Nedumudi Venu has been admitted in the intensive care unit of a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram, after he had complained of extreme fatigue and exhaustion.
According to reports stating the medical bulletin of the hospital, the actor’s condition is critical. He had been undergoing treatment for various illnesses. The actor had also reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 earlier.
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.
The actor was last seen in the Netflix anthology Navarasa, in which he had starred in Priyadarshan’s segment Summer of ’92. He was also part of the anthology Aanum Pennum, co-starring with Kaviyoor Ponnamma in the segment Rani directed by Aashiq Abu, and Yuvam – both of which released in theatres and are currently available on OTTs.
Venu, who has also scripted films such as Theertham and Savidham and directed Pooram, made his debut through the movie Thambu, directed by G Aravindan. He had also starred in several hit Tamil movies including Indian, Anniyan and Sarvam Thaala Mayam.
The veteran actor’s upcoming movies include Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham which has him teaming up once again with Priyadarshan and Mohanlal. He will also be seen in Shankar’s big budget sequel of Indian, which has Kamal Haasan reprising his role as Senapathy.