Vinu Mohan is a prominent Malayalam actor. He was born as Vinu
on May 12, 1986, in Kottarakkara, Kerala in India to Malayalam film actress,
, and the late Mohan Kumar. Shobha is the son of the yesteryear Malayalam actor,
Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair
and the sister of popular Malayalam actor, Saikumar. Vinu’s younger brother,
, is also a film actor in the Malayalam film industry, who debuted in the film Orkut Oru Ormakut in 2011. Vinu studied at Boys Higher Secondary School in Karunagappally. He got married on May 19, 2013, to Vidya, his co-star in the Malayalam film, Ee Thirakkinidayil.
Ajantha was Vinu’s first movie, but it got delayed. He also acted in Kanne Madanguka in 2005, but it was not the lead role. In 2007, he got his major break as he was cast in the Malayalam romance film, Nivedyam opposite Bhama, in the lead role. Vinu received the Best Newcomer award at the Asianet Awards for his performance in this film. In 2008, he acted in the film, Sulthan, alongside Varada,
, Praveen Krishna and
. In the same year, he played the role of a desperate cricketer in Johny Antony’s Cycle. He was seen in the artistic family film, Dalamarmarangal in 2009, together with Saikumar in the lead role. He donned his first film with Mammootty in the film, Chattambinadu, helmed by Shafi in 2009. He also acted in Dileep-starrer Colours, which was directed by Raj Babu. This was followed by films like Keralotsavam 2009, Inganeyum Oral, Koottukar, Holidays, Nadakame Ulakam and Ee Thirakkinidayil. In the year 2014, he was cast in
My Dear Mummy
and has finished filming the Malayalam film, Bombay Mittai. However, the release of the film got delayed. In 2015, he was seen in Lal Jose’s Malayalam drama film entitled Nee-Na, which marks the debut of
in the film industry. In the same year, he acted in Vysakh’s action film, Pulimurugan, with Mohanlal in the titular role.
In 2012, it was reported that Vinu penned the story and was starred in the film Street Dog, which was helmed by Radhakrishnan Mangalath. However, the film has not been released yet.