Veteran Malayalam actor Nedumudi Venu, 73, took his last breath on Monday at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. He recently recovered from Covid-19.
Vienna, who has starred in over 500 films, was taken to the hospital’s intensive care unit on Sunday after complaining of anxiety.
Born as Kesavan Venugopal; Vienna began his career as a journalist. He made his debut as an actor in the film Tambu by G. Aravindan (1978).
He has three National Film Awards and six State Film Awards. He was widely popular for his memorable character roles. Among his best characters are the Christian priest in Chamaram, Chellappanasari in Thakar, Balagopalan in Javanik, Govindankutti in Aarorumariyat, and Ravunni Nair in Oru Minnaminungint Nurunguettam.
Vienna has also starred in several Tamil films. He even made one movie. He also starred in an English film called Chaurahen.
His latest release was the Malayalam film Aanum Pennum. He was preparing for the release of Mohanlal and Priyadarshan’s mega-budget epic Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham.