Venugopal (born 26 August 1961), popularly known as Venu, is an Indian cinematographer and film director who works mainly in Malayalam cinema. An alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune and CMS college kottayam. He has been the recipient of four National Film Awards, including three for Best Cinematography, and four Kerala State Film Awards. He is a founding member of the Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC). Venu is married to Beena Paul, a film editor who works predominantly in Malayalam films.