Nikhil Maliyakkal is one of the popular actors in the Telugu television industry. The actor rose to fame as Parthu in the daily soap, Gorintaku. Nikhil Maliyakkal was born on 28 June to Shashi Alwin, a journalist, and Sulekha Maliyakkal, a writer and actor in Mysore. He has a younger brother Dishank Maliyakkal. Nikhil attended Baden Powell Public School in Mysore, Karnataka. He pursued his college education from St. Joseph’s College of Education in Mysore and later at Acharya Institute of Technology. Right from childhood, Nikhil has always been passionate about dancing and acting. Before venturing into the entertainment industry, Nikhil worked as Business Development Executive in a company. Nikhil Maliyakkal started his career in the film industry by appearing in the supporting role in the 2016 Kannada movie, Ooty. The film, based on a real incident, was directed by Mahesh Kumar, starring Avinash Divakar,
, Giriraj, and Guru Prasad in the lead along with Nikhil Maliyakkal.
He got his big break when he worked in the Kannada serial
. The actor portrayed the role Jeevan in the show, which was telecasted on Colors Super. The show gave him more popularity among television audiences, thereby making him a public figure. Following the success of Maneye Mantralaya, Nikhil Maliyakkal attended the audition for the Telugu television series Gorintaku. Nikhil was selected to play the lead role. Nikhil plays the role Parthu, a local goon, in the Star Maa serial opposite to actress Kavyashri. His role took a transition from a grey shade to a soft-hearted lover longing for the female lead’s love. The show emerged as a leader in the afternoon slot and became an instant hit with the audience. The chemistry between the lead pair was very well appreciated, and Nikhil also gained a huge fan following post the telecast of the show. Nikhil Maliyakkal, in person, is an avid dog lover and often likes to spend time with family and friends. The actor cum dancer is quite a bunch of talent.