Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 11 (PTI) Noted Malayalam film actor Nedumudi Venu died at a private hospital here on Monday, film industry sources said.

His end came this afternoon while undergoing treatment for stomach related ailments, they said.

He was 73.

Beginning his career as a theatre artiste, he entered the Malayalam movie world in 1978 through G Aravindan's movie "Thambu." The actor handled many versatile roles in Malayalam movies in his over 40 year long film career.