How Nedumudi Venu the journalist became an actor

TributeEminent actor Nedumudi Venu, who passed away on October 11 at the age of 73, worked as a journalist with Kalakaumudi.TNM StaffScreengrab/APIMalayalamAs a young man from a small village in Alappuzha’s Kuttanadu, Nedumudi Venu left for...

How Nedumudi Venu the journalist became an actor
 
 
AS a young man from a small village of Nedumudi in Alappuzha’s Kuttanadu, Nedumudi Venu left for Thiruvananthapuram to start his career in theatre.
 
In his twenties, Nedumudi Venu joined director Kavalam Narayana Panicker’s theatre group, along with director G Aravindan.
 
“Next I needed a job to survive in Thiruvananthapuram,” the late veteran actor Nedumudi Venu said in an earlier interview to Kaumudy TV. Aravindan then introduced Nedumudi Venu to veteran journalist MS Mani, who was heading the weekly news magazine, Kalakaumudi.