4 June 1976 
Andhra Pradesh, India
|Residence||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
Venu Thottempudi (born 4 June 1976) is an Indian film actor who primarily works in Telugu cinema. He has acted in several successful Telugu movies as a lead actor.
After finishing his engineering from Dharwad Engineering College, Venu started pursuing acting as his career. For his first acting job, he was cast as the main lead in a movie directed by P. Bharathiraja. After a brief period of shooting, the movie was stalled and later cancelled due to production problems. To promote Venu, his friend Venkata Shyamprasad formed S. P. Entertainments. Under this banner, in 1999 Venu started his career with the movie Swayamvaram, directed by K. Vijaya Bhaskar. Co-starring Laya, the movie was very successful at the box-office and Venu won a Nandi Special Jury Award for the movie. Venu became well known for his dialogue delivery, timing, expressions and clear portrayal of emotions. In 2000, Venu won at the boxoffice once again with Chiru Navvuto. G. Ramprasad, who earlier worked with B. Gopal as an assistant director, was roped in as the director for this movie. This movie co-starring Shaheen Khan was produced once again by S. P. Entertainments. Chiru Navvuto became one of the milestones in Venu's career.
Having two good hits in the early stages of his career, Venu landed up with a bunch of offers. Later he appeared in a few unsuccessful films like Manasu Paddanu Kaani directed by Veeru and Veedekkadi Mogudandi? directed by E. V. V. Satyanarayana. He later bounced back with a couple of hits like Hanuman Junction directed by M. Raja and Pellam Oorelithe directed by S. V. Krishna Reddy. In 2003, his movie Kalyana Ramudu, co-starring Prabhu Deva and Nikita Thukral, was directed by G. Ram Prasad. He also starred in Cheppave Chirugali, directed by noted Tamil director, Vikraman. His next releases were Sadaa Mee Sevalo (2005) directed by Neelakanta, Bahumati directed by S. V. Krishna Reddy and Allare Allari directed by Muppalaneni Siva.
In 2007, his movie Yamagola Malli Modalayindi co-starring Srikanth, Meera Jasmine and Reemma Sen was released. This movie was successful at the box-office. In 2008, he was seen in a small yet vital role in the movie Chintakayala Ravi starring Venkatesh. In 2009 he was seen in Gopi Gopika Godavari directed by Vamsy and co-starring Kamalinee Mukherjee. In 2011, Venu was seen in Dileep Polan's Mayagadu opposite Charmy Kaur. His next release was titled Ramachari and directed by Eshawar. He is paired with Kamalinee Mukherjee in this movie. Venu was also seen in N. T. Rama Rao Jr.'s movie Dammu, directed by Boyapati Srinu.
- "date of birth". Retrieved 19 November 2011.
- "Pella Oorelithe". IMDB. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
- "Kalyana ramudu". IMDB. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
- "Sadaa Mee Sevalo". IMDB.
- "bahumati". IMDB. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
- "Allare Allari". IMDB. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
- "Gopi Gopika Godavari". IMDB. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
- "Mayagadu". IMDB.
- "Ramachari". SuperGood.