Birthday: 1931
Date of death: 26-11-2012

P. K. Venukuttan Nair was born in 1931 and died on 26th November 2012. Nair was an Indian drama personality and Malayalam movie actor. He was the vice-president of the Kerala Sangeeth Natak Akademi and associate of the Kendra Sangeet Nataka Academy. He won many prizes at state-level contests for professional acting, comprising the P. J. Antony Reward in March 2002. Nair expired on 26th November 2012 in Thiruvananthapuram at the age of 81. Mr. Nair, an engineer-turned drama artist, had won the National award for the best manager for ‘Swathi Tirunal’ in 1988, ‘Othello’ in 1992, ‘ Anna Karenina’ in 1991 and‘ Indulekha’ in 1989. His play on the mom of Socialist patriarch, ‘Elamkulathe Amma’ had won significant acclaim. He had performed in four flicks, Swapanadanam, Swayamwaram, Oru Cherupunchiri and Ulkkadal. He was the vice-president of the Kerala Sangita Natak School and affiliate of the Kendra Sangita Nataka College.

Mr. Nair had improved his skills as a performer and manager in the teams of masters like P.K. Vikraman Nair, his brother, and C.J. Thomas. He lived with his spouse. Theatre campaigners and individuals from distinctive walks of life called his house to pay tribute. The corpse of Nair burned at Santikavadam. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, in his concerned message, labeled Mr. Nair as a drama artist who cherished an unique style contradicting the predictable theatre ideas. Culture Minister K.C. Joseph defined Mr. Nair as a person who has discrete talent.. He had created himself as an actor and play house critic. The Leader of the Competitor V.S. Achuthanandan portrayed Mr. Nair as one who made priceless aid as a player, interpreter of classical theatres and as a dedicated drama trainer. However, he also has a controversy surrounding the artist.

The city forces have arrested a leading celebrity and actor in a relationship with the alleged harassment of a seven-year-old lassie, the police said. Seventy-year-old P K Venukuttan Nair, the respected individual in the drama circles in Kerala and a picture performer of yesteryears, was under arrest by police on the base of a complaint recorded by the girl’s parents with the State Females' Commission (SFC). Nair had been imprisoned in judicial keeping and relocated to the police cell in the therapeutic university hospital for health reasons. The paternities then advanced to SWC with a complaint. The committee recorded the child's declaration and issued a warning to the suspect. As he was deprived of the charge, the case transferred to the police. However, the arrest took place; the subject came to daylight when SWC president M Kamalam made an unintended reference to the problem at a public gathering.