Venu Madhav, the popular Telugu film comedian, passed away on Wednesday afternoon due to multiple health issues. The 39-year-old actor was admitted to the Yashoda Hospital in Hyderabad on Tuesday evening and was put on life support.
According to reports, Venu Madhav was under treatment for a long time and was advised to undergo liver transplant surgery.
Speaking to TNM, Yashoda Hospital PRO Sampath said, “Venu Madhav was brought to Yashoda Hospital on Tuesday evening and was availing treatment. The actor was known to be suffering from multiple health issues.”
The hospital confirmed that the actor was declared dead at 12.21 pm on Wednesday.
Venu Madhav had been suffering from liver cirrhosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney issues for which he was undergoing dialysis.
Venu Madhav, born in Kodad in Suryapet district, wasn’t active in cinema for quite a while owing to his ill health. Last year, he had expressed interest in contesting the Assembly elections and had even filed his nomination papers to contest from Kodad.
Having made his debut in Sampradayam in 1996, Venu Madhav has acted in around 170 movies in a career spanning over two decades. Venu Madhav was a renowned mimicry artist before he tried his luck in films, in a small role in Sampradayam. In a short span of time, he rose to fame as a popular comedian with his memorable performances in films like Master, Suswagatham, Tholi Prema and Thamudu.
Some of the actors he’s worked with include Mahesh Babu, Prabhas, Allu Arjun, Junior NTR, to name a few. Venu Madhav has starred in several films including Junior NTR’s Brindavanam, Prabhas’s Chatrapati, Ravi Teja’s Kick. He also starred alongside Chiranjeevi in Shankar Dada MBBS, Andarivaadu, and Jai Chiranjeeva.
Venu Madhav also acted in a couple of Tamil films. He was a popular host in Telugu channels and was last seen in the 2016 Telugu film Students Gang.
I remember how much I controlled my laughter holding the clap board when Venu Madhav gaaru was in the frame during Radha Gopalam. His energy and timing are unmatchable. God bless his soul and my deepest condolences to the family.— Nani (@NameisNani) September 25, 2019
Heartfelt condolences to Venu Madhav garu’s family. We will always remember him fondly. RIP — Rahul Ravindran (@23_rahulr) September 25, 2019
Rest in peace #Venumadhav garu,Thank you for entertaining us with you are impeccable comedy timing my condolences to the family !#RIPVenuMadhav— Bellamkonda Sreenivas (@BSaiSreenivas) September 25, 2019
So saddened to hear about #VenuMadhav… worked with him right in my first film and he was always such a happy positive person to be around…my heart goes out to his family…love and strength to you in this difficult time— Ileana D’Cruz (@Ileana_Official) September 25, 2019
Saddened to hear the sudden demise of #VenuMadhav. He was a terrific actor and comedian. He also served as MAA executive member for couple of terms. His contribution is invaluable #RIPVenuMadhav pic.twitter.com/yaNEQeZWih— H.E Dr Naresh VK actor (@ItsActorNaresh) September 25, 2019