Vinod Kovoor is an Indian actor working in Malayalam film and mini screen industry. He gained popularity among mini screen audience for his characters with “Kozhikode local slang”, like Moidu in comedy satire Marimayam broadcasted in Mazhazvil Manorama channel and Moosa in M-80 Moosa of Media One channel. Vinod started exhibiting his talent in acting early during his school days and won many prizes for mono-act and mimicry.He also won the best actor award four years in a row in Kerala Kalolsavam. He has a bachelor degree in sociology and Malayalam language and has a degree in Hotel Management.He started his professional career as a receptionist in a hotel and later left the job to become a part of a Kerala Govt initiative on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention programme, for which he directed a documentary. His interests in folk songs motivated him to start a small folk song troupe named Grameenam, performing folk music at various stage shows in Kerala.
Later on, Vinod along with similar talents from Calicut got together to form a troupe named Tom & Jerry, performing comedy skits scripted by Vinod, which was well received through out Kerala. These skits were also staged on various stage shows with in India and abroad. Vinod played a major role in the success of team Tom & Jerry in Amrita TV’s humorous blockbuster, Super Dupe-2.
Vinod played his debut role in Malayalam movies in 2011 as Moitheen in the National Award winning movie Adaminte Makan Abu. He played the role of Vikkan Chandran to perfection in ace director Sathyan Anthikkad’s movie, Puthiyatheerangal, in 2012. Since then Vinod has played a supportive role in many Malayalam movies and the lead role in a short film, Athe Karanathal, for which he received the Best Actor Award at the National Film Festival-2013. He received much more honors and awards, like Best Comedy Artist Award by Kerala Hasyavedi, Best Television Anchor Award by K.C.L, etc., to name a few.
Apart from his role as an actor, Vinod has authored two books, Ekabhinaya Samaharam and Kalolsavam Monoact, which has his scripts for mono-acting on subjects with social relevance as the content. He is also enjoys giving invited motivation talks and training for school children.