Actor best known for his work in Malayalam cinema, who won his eighth Filmfare Best Actor Award in 2012. He won the State Award for his role as Madhavan in Kazhcha.
He earned a law degree from Ernakulam Government Law College.
He has appeared in over 360 Indian films in his career.
He had two children, Surumi and Dulquer, with his wife Sulfath.
He co-starred in the 2000 film Kandukonain Kandukondain with Aishwarya Bachchan.