Manu Varma is a supporting actor in Malayalam cinema who made his acting debut in a Malayalam movie ‘Neelagiri’ that released in 1993. In this movie, he played the role of Arun which was directed by famous filmmaker I.V. Sasi. Manu was a discovery of I.V. Sasi and in this movie, he shared screen presence with Malayalam stalwarts like Mammootty, Sunitha, and Madhoo.
His next assignment was in ‘Janam’ that released in 1993. The film was directed by
. In this movie, he appeared in the role of Ramesh Venu. In the year 1004, the actor got associated with two popular Malayalam movies such as ‘Bharya' and 'Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu'. While ‘Bharya’ had Jagdeesh and Urvashi in lead roles and the other movie ‘Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu' had Urvashi and Manoj K Jayan in lead roles.
The movie 'Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu' was produced, written by actress Urvashi and it was directed by Viji Thampi. Thus, actor Manu Varma got associated with two movies which were directed by Viji Thampi. In the year 2000, he acted in another Malayalam movie ‘Neela Thadakathile Nizhal Pakshikal’ which had Shakeela,
in lead roles. Again in the year 2000, two movies of the actor got released in theaters.
One was ‘Sravu’ which was a film directed by Anil Medayil, starring Babu and Shankar Antony in the lead roles. In this movie, he played the role of Dinesh. T.N. Gopakumar directed a movie named ‘Jeevan Masai’ that released in 2001 and had featured the actor Manu Varma in it. In the year 2003, he acted in another Malayalam movie ‘The Fire’ which was directed by Shankar Krishna and had Shankar and Murali in lead roles.
It was a Venus Combines release and it was a success in box office. Recently, he was seen playing a pivotal role in Malayalam mega TV serial ‘
’. It was a new serial on Surya TV premiered on 22 December 2015 based on Joyce's novel ‘Ila Pozhiyum Sisiram’.