Meghanathan is an actor from the South Indian film industry and mainly known for his roles in Malayalam cinemas. He is the son of the well known and National Award winning actor, Balan K. Nair. Some of the notable films he’s appeared in are ‘Chandranudikkunna Dikkil’ in 1999, ‘Chenkol’ in 1993, ‘Vaasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum’ in 1999, ‘
’ in 2003 and ‘Nerariyan CBI’ in 2005. He was born in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of the state of Kerala to Balan K. Nair and Sarada Nair. He was one amongst five children and was born second. His siblings are Ajaykumar, Anil, Sujatha, and Latha.
His childhood was mostly spent in Madras (now Chennai) as they had to shift to the city for his father’s film shootings. He completed his higher secondary education from Asan Memorial Association in the town of Chennai. He later moved to Coimbatore to pursue Automobile Engineering. He had an inclination towards automobiles because his father was in the field and earned his livelihood through it before he got into films. After getting his diploma, he was given a role in Ashtram, the 1983 film with the recognition of being Balan K. Nair’s son.
Although he hasn’t been playing any mainstream roles in films, all the roles that he was carried out so far have had gripping effects on the viewers of Malayalam cinema. He has played some far-reaching and villainous roles worthy of many accolades. He remains one of the most unappreciated and undermined artists that lie hidden in the South Indian film industry. He accepted in an interview that he was proud of being called the son of Bharat Balan K. Nair and that he has always been thankful to his father.
After his father had died on August 26th in the year 2000, he was only left as an actor, and he had to climb his way to the industry. He has been into movies for over twenty years and has been playing roles in over forty films since then. He believes he did justice to every role he did, especially to the villainous ones.