Maneesh Krishnan is a Malayalam serial and tele-film actor. His late father is well-known to Malayalis for his daily appearance as the “Hajiar” (Haji) in the popular post-news satirical, “
” on Asianet TV. His mother, Vanuja, is a former bank employee who now lives with him in Trivandrum. He has a younger brother in Kasargode working at Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB).
, also known as Kerala’s only Hindustani musician, is his uncle. His first breakthrough serial was Mathriboomi TV’s, “Maunam”, which was directed by Shibu. The music director of the serial suggested his casting in the role. Although he had acted in minor roles in serials and telefilms before, it was with “Maunam” that he got noticed. “Vendum Jwala,” “Kurushetra”, and“
” are some other serials he has acted in. His role in “Vendum Jwala” was a negative role and also one of his favorite roles. He says that negative and comedy roles are his ideal roles.
In 2013, he acted with Vani Vishwanath (the “Action Queen of Mollywood”) in the serial “
”. His film debut was in T.S. Suresh Babu’s 2010 film, “Kanyakumari Express”. He is currently acting in Mazhavil Manorama’s hit serial, “
”, playing the role of Midhun.