Nandalala Krishnamurthy is a respected Indian film actor who works mostly Malayalam films. His original name is Nandalal Krishnamurthy, but he is famous by his stage name Nandhu. Nandu hails from Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. Just after two months from his birth, his mother expired. He was brought up by his uncle and aunt who took care of him and treated him just like their son. His father was a very emotional person. He never remarried, and died while taking table tennis lessons. Nandhu wanted to pursue acting as his profession, unlike his father who was a table tennis coach. As soon as he finished his graduation, he moved to Chennai to try out his luck in the South Indian film industry. He started his acting career with 'Yuvajanolsavam' (1986), directed by
Sreekumaran Thampi. Later, he appeared in 'Sarvakalasala' (1987), directed by
Venu Nagavally. Over the period, he was prominently offered roles which were of college background as he looked like a young college going, student.
Later he appeared in numerous Malayalam films. Even though he has been there in the South Indian cinema industry for the last two decades, he got recognition because of his impressive performance in the movie '
Spirit' directed by Ranjith, which won him the SIIMA Award for best supporting actor. He also worked in many Priyadarshan films. He worked in many Malayalam films in the years 2013 and 2014 like Buddha Chirikkunnu and God's Own Country. Later he appeared in the movies like Ms. Lekha Tharoor, Raman Nair, 6 B Paradise and Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus as Lakshmi's Father. He also worked in the action comedy film, ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi. In 2014, he worked in the many films playing supporting roles which included Kunjachan, Don't Worry Be Happy, Hotel California, Immanuel, Kanyaka Talkies, Vishudhan Jose, 97 Batch Maharajas, Natholi Oru Cheriya Me and many other films. He had also worked in a Bollywood movie in 1998 '
Doli Saja Ke Rakhna' and Tamil movie in 2014 - Kadhal Mudichu and in 2003 - Lesa. Nandu got married to Kavitha Nandalal, in 1997.This beautiful couple has two children, an elder daughter named Nanditha and son named Krishpal.