Vinayan, born in Kuttanad, Alappuzha district, Kerala, is a Malayalam film director and producer. He commenced his career with the movie Super Star and was seen in many other films like Dada Sahib, Aakasha Ganga, Kalyana Sougandhikam, Kasi, Rakshana Rajavu, Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum etc.

Vinayan also introduced a number of actors in the Malayalam Film Industry like Anoop Menon, Honey Rose, Meghana Raj, Jayasurya. He is known for creating history in 2005 by directing the film “Albhuthadweep” which casted more than 250 dwarfs for the very first time in a movie. The film received a positive review and Vinayan’s name was mentioned in the Limca Book Of Records.

The Malayalam serial Iniyonnu Visramikkatte was directed by him. Vinayan is the Advisory Member of Cine Workers Welfare Board and is also the founder of the MACTA Federation.