Venu Madhav (30 December 1968 – 25 September 2019) was an Indian film actor, television presenter, mimicry artist and comedian known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and few Tamil and Kannada films. He was one of the finest comedians in the Telugu cinema, he starred in over 600 films in a variety of roles, starting his career as an impressionist; imitating celebrities, politicians, and local dialects. He received breakthrough in cinema with works such as Master (1997), and Tholi Prema (1998).In 2006, He received the state Nandi Award for Best Male Comedian for his work in the action comedy Lakshmi. He garnered two CineMAA Awards for Best comedian for his work in V. V. Vinayaks' romantic comedy Dil (2003); and S. S. Rajamouli's sports comedy Sye (2004).
He died on 25 September 2019 at Yashoda Hospitals, Secunderabad, due to liver and kidney complications.