Malayalam director U Venugopan death reason, biography, age, family, wife and movies list

Malayalam director U Venugopan death reason, biography, age, family, wife and movies list

Know more about renowned Malayalam director Venugopan as the film industry is currently mourning his demise and have a look at his death reason, age and wife

As per media reports, the Mollywood director passed away at his home in Cherthala at the age of 67 today, on Jun 21. He was best known for directing the Jayaram-starrer “Sharja To Sharja.”

Malayalam director U Venugopan death reason, biography, age, family, wife, children and movies list

The tragic news of the renowned director’s demise was confirmed by Malayalam actor Anoop Menon, who took to Facebook and paid his condolences to Venugopan’s family.

As per reports, Venugopan’s last rights are set to take place at 8:30 PM today. As of now there isn’t any information available about his cause of death.

Tributes Poured In

Many friends and fans took to social media platforms such as X/Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc., to express their condolences to Venugopan’s family.

One such user took to X and wrote, “RipVenugopan . Malayalam film director Venugopan (53) passed. He was the asst to the legend creator


The tweet further reads, “Late P.Padmarajan . Venugopan directed the movies #sharjahtosharjah, #swarnam #choonda etc; May the soul rest in peace.”

About Venugopan

For the unfamiliar, age 67 Venugopan worked as a assistant director before his debut as a full-time director.

He served as an assistant director to P. Padmarajan on his 1986 murder mystery titled “Kariyila Kattu Pole.”


According to the official website of Book My Show, Venugopan kept working as an assistant director for various Malayalam movies including “Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal” (1986), “Nombarathi Poovu” (1987), and “Season” (1989).

In 1998, he ultimately made his directorial debut with “Kusruthi Kuruppu.”

According to his official IMDb page, he is best known for working in successful Mollywood movies including “Sharja To Sharja,” “Swarnam,” and “Kusruthi Kuruppu.”

Apart from working as an assistant director for Malyalam films, he also served as the second unit director for classic movies such as “Njan Gandharvan,” “Innale,” and “Season,” among many more.

Venugopan is survived by his wife Latha, children Lakshmi and Vishnu Gopan, and son-in-law Raveesh.


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