Actor Sreenivasan is a Malayalam actor who had ruled the regional cinema graph for over 25 years and has earned the credit of having acted in over 200 films so far. But he never attributes his success even once for the quantity of films that he had done so far. He is an actor who lacked star appeal always. Instead of relying on his looks, he concentrated more on his talent that helped him carve a niche in Mollywood. He could perform any character on screen whether it is a villain role or a comedy role which drew a parallel recognition when compared with the ranks of superstars.
His comedy role gave Malayalam cinema some of its finest films. Though he had joined films to become an actor, he had never felt he could take up the job of script writer. This happened incidentally. He had never done any planning in his career, whatever offers came on his way, and he worked as per his professional attitudes just. He has done script writing for over 50 films.
It was director Priyadarshan who had approached him to write script and thus his first assignment for film ‘Oodaruthe Ammava, Aal Ariyaam' was born. Thereafter, he had never looked back. At peak of his career, he even took courage to do a negative role. His role in film ‘Karinizhal’ where he kills the hero Prem Nazir although did not meet with greater expectations, he left no opportunity to retain his idealism in the character.
Being born in Kerala, he always had support for Communist Party. Even as an actor, he had been always great critic of film Jury. He is great admirer of Hollwyood actor Peter Sellers. He was great fan of Peter Sellers’ comedy which he felt was just subtle and sophisticated. He found Mohan Lal was also a natural actor but felt Bharat Gopiettan was true inspiration for many actors in Mollywood. This actor was born In Kannur but left for Chennai for having a diploma in acting from Film Institute in Chennai. His parents are Unni and Laksmi who were from Kerala region. He is married to Vimala and the couple has two sons. His elder son Vineeth Sreenivasan, is a director, singer, lyricist and even an actor.