Manoj Guinness is a Malayalam film actor. He is best known as the comedy mimicry artist. Manoj was born in Karimugal, Ambalamedu, Kochi, India. He was brought up in Ernakulam, Kerala. He went to Govt High School in Ambalamugal. He went to Al-Ameen College EdathalaAluva for higher college studies. Manoj has three siblings. Ajith C. Lokesh who appeared in Minnale and Elayanila that was aired on Jeevan TV is Manoj’s younger brother. Ajith has also co-written the script of Money Ratnam along with Anil Narayanan. It is a film starring
and directed by Santosh Nair, released on 26th September 2014.
Manoj is married and also has a child. His residence is in Karimugal, Kerala which happens to be his hometown. At a young age and apparently from his school days, Manoj used to perform on stage. He used to be a mimicry artist. He started mimicry with Cochin Century. But later, he joined a very famous mimicry troupe. It was called Cochin Guinness. With this mimicry troupe, he performed at various different stages locally, nationally as well as internationally. After working with Cochin Guinness for a few years, Manoj established his own mimicry troupe. His mimicry troupe is called as Navodaya.
He imitated V S Acthuthanadan, a Kerala politician in Cinemala. Manoj was the writer of TV shows like Onathinidakk Poottukachavadom and Cinemala. Eastern Super Comedy Show 98 was a huge success for Manoj. He did with co-star K.S, Prasad. Manoj gained a lot of popularity after doing this stage show. Manoj was a lead in the comedy talk show,
on Asianet Network. He performed along with
, Arya, Mukesh, DharmajanBolgatty, and Praseetha. It was a huge success for Manoj. It was preceded by Cinemala. Manoj was seen in Mazhathullikkilukkam in the year 2002. From 2005 to 2010, he was the writer and performer on the TV show, Cinemala.
In 2007, he performed in the action
movie, Nasrani. He played the role of Chakkayarkuthukaran in the 2007 film, Chocolate. It was directed by Shafi. He shared the screen with Jayasurya,
, Roma, Remya Nabeehsan, and others. He also appeared in Aazhakadal in 2011. He was in the role of Chacko in the 2015 movie,. It was directed by M. Mohanan. Manoj was one of the prominent characters of the film along with
, Master Adarsh, and Sreenivasan. His other works include Angane Thanne Nethave Anjettennam Pinnale,
Oru Muthassi Gadha
, Bhayam and Premthamundu Sookshikkuka.