Venu Nagavalli

Actor and Director, Venu Nagavalli (61) passed away. The passing away  happened today(09-09-2010) morning past at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. Venu Nagavalli has been hospitalised for 10 days due to kidney-related ailments.

Venu, son of famous playwright and script writer Nagavalli R S Kurup had his education at the Thiruvananthapuram Model School and in the University College. He also had a brief stint in All India Radio before giving up the job in films.

Venu has acted in around 50 films and directed a dozen-odd movies.He entered films by playing the central role in KG George directed Ulkkadal in 1978.

He acted in some memorable movies of 80’s. The list includes Yavanika, Shalini ente koottukari, Chillu, Devadas, Oru swakaryam and Meenamasathile Sooryan

This sorrow looking romantic hero was said to be the Devadas of Malayalam cinema. Most of his characters were that of dejected lover which complimented his looks. He turned script writer in M.Shankaran Nair’s directed EE Ganam Marakkumo.

This multi talented individuality shifted to the director’s seat in 1986 with Sukhamo Devi and the film was a huge hit. His hit films included Lal Salam, Aei Auto, Agnidevan, Sarvakalashala and Kizhakkunaram Pakshi. His most up-to-date directorial venture was Bharya Swantham Suhruthu
which released last year.

But he was lucky to do a unforgettable character role in Sathyan Anthikkad directed Bhagyadevatha last year. He is survived by wife Meera and son Vivek memorial service will be held at Thycaud Shanthikavadam this evening.



Bhagyadevatha (2009) .... Anto
Roudram (2008) .... Doctor
Anchil Oral Arjunan (2007) .... Padmanabhan
Baba Kalyani (2006) .... V. Ninan
Photographer (2006)
Pathaka (2006) .... Shekharji
Pauran (2005) .... Chief Minister
Deepangal Sakshi (2005) .... Advocate
Kaazhcha (2004) .... Magistrate
Sathyam (2004) .... Chief Minister
Wanted (2004/I) .... Krishnadas
Harikrishnans (1998) .... Vishwambharan
Minnaram (1994)
Devadas (1989) .... Devadas
Vartha (1986)
Oru Katha Oru Nunnakkatha (1986)
Sunil Vayassu 20 (1986) .... Jayakumar
Adhyayam Onnu Muthal (1985) .... Rameshan Nair
Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki (1985) .... Shakthi
Meenamasathile Sooryan (1985) .... Matathil Appu
Uyarukm Njan Nadaake (1985)
Arante Mulla Kochu Mulla (1984) .... Joy
Adaminte Variyellu (1983) .... Gopi
Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flashback (1983)
Prasnam Gurutharam (1983) .... Venu
Chillu (1982) .... Ananthu
Ithiri Neram Othiri Karyam (1982)
Yavanika (1982) .... Joseph Kollapally
Kolangal (1981) (as Venu Nagavally)
Aniyatha Valakkal (1980) .... Ravi Shankar
Shalini Ente Koottukari (1978) .... Prabha
Ulkatal (1978) .... Rahulan


Bharya Swantham Suhruthu (2009)
Rakthasakshikal Sindabad (1998)
Agni Devan (1995)
Aayirappara (1993)
Kalippattam (1993)
Kizhakkunarum Pakshi (1991) (as Venu Nagavally)
Aye Auto (1990)
Lal Salam (1990)
Swagatham (1989)
Ayitham (1987)
Sarvakalasala (1987)
Sughamodevi (1986)


Bharya Swantham Suhruthu (2009) (screenplay)
Vishnu (1994) (screenplay and dialogue)
Aayirappara (1993) (writer)
Kalippattam (1993) (writer)
Kilukkam (1991) (writer)
Kizhakkunarum Pakshi (1991) (screenplay and dialogue)
Aye Auto (1990) (writer)
Ardham (1989) (writer)
Sarvakalasala (1987) (screenplay and dialogue)
Sughamodevi (1986) (writer)

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