He was born in a prominent family on 8 January 1952 at Thrissur. His father Sreenivasan was a public prosecutor and his mother Lalitha, a housewife . Shobha, Sheela and Sureshbabu are his siblings. He had his primary education from Govt Model Boys Higher Secondary School,Thrissur. He obtained BSc. degree from St. Thomas College, Thrissur and holds Masters in Business Administration. His family has a rich kalari lineage his tharavad is of Aristocratic genre. The famous Malayalam movie director Ramu Kariat is his uncle from maternal side. He is married to Ramu Kariat's daughter Suma. The couple has a daughter Lakshmi. He was promoted as Hero in late 1980s with films like Oozham, Aaranyakam, Simon Peter, Ninakku Vendi and Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam, but most of those were failures. He is also the leader of the Kerala People's Party, a political party in the Indian state of Kerala.