Dinesh Nair, who also goes by the name Dinesh Prabhakar, is an Indian actor who is primarily active in the Malayalam movie industry. He is famous and known for playing supporting roles in films. His prominent and characteristic appearance has benefited him a great deal to play different characters. He was born in Iringol, near Perumbavoor in Ernakulam, a district of Kerala state. Dinesh pursued his primary education at Jayakeralam School which was close to his hometown Perumbavoor. During his school life, he took a peculiar interest in the fields of Arts and Acting. Since he was a child, he aspired to become an actor in Bollywood. Later, when he grew up, he went to Sree Sankara College, but during the early 1990’s, he withdrew from college and moved to the city of Mumbai, with the dream of becoming an actor.

Dinesh then stayed in Mumbai and began to do many odd jobs to support himself and make ends meet. He once worked as an assistant in a pharmacy and also did the job of a courier boy during this time. He did not give up his ambition and chased his passion all this while. Dinesh approached many people and directors in the hope of some attention. He worked with a film magazine and got a chance to go to Filmfare Award night, where he met a few movie stars. Later, he got into the advertising field where his passion accelerated. He appeared in many ads like that of ‘KitKat’ and ‘LIC.’ He did compare and mimicked for several Hindi, English, and Marathi stage shows in Mumbai. Meanwhile, he worked as a copywriter and as an assistant director for advertisement companies. Not only this, he has worked behind the camera too! Dinesh took an interest in the Malayalam film industry some time back and made his debut in ‘ Meesa Madhavan’, where he played the role of the lead’s friend.

Since then, he has triumphed in getting various other small roles in Malayalam films. He has worked in a few Malayalam movies like ‘ 1983,’ ‘Matinee,’ etc. His recent appearance was in ‘LukkaChuppi’ in which his role is the most memorable once he has played till date. Being an all-rounder, Dinesh also tried his luck in areas like production executive, casting direction, etc. and eventually came out to be known as Mollywood’s first casting director. Dinesh has also appeared in some Bollywood films like ‘Madras Cafè’ and ‘ Waiting.’ Dinesh has also appeared in an advertisement aside Deepika Padukone for BSNL and also in one of Amaron Battery through which people started to recognize him.