Aneesh G Menon is a Mollywood actor who acts primarily in Malayalam movies. He has acted in very few movies but had tried to keep a good space in acting with veterans like Mammootty and Siddique, Mohanlal and others. He came to cinema through a talent search program that are being aired nowadays on many television networks. His participation, in a reality show, made his entry into the tinsel town a bit easy. He was the first runner-up for a reality show ‘Mammootty the Best Actor Award (season one)’ that was aired on Asianet TV channel. This fetched him recognition as a fresh talent for Malayalam cinema. The way he participated in the show was a bit accidental. His friend Ashraf Mohammed had sent his entry form to the show without his knowledge.
Aneesh was born in Malappuram, and he had a dream to act in movies. It was indeed difficult to come closer to cine field as nobody from his hometown or family was familiar with the film industry. However, he grew up watching Malayalam movies and even participated in the children’s theater. He has given 1,000 stage performances in Kerala and is associated with Kerala People’s Arts Club’ (KPAC), which is based in Kayamkulam.
Aneesh is also a mimicry artiste and had performed with magician
Gopinath Muthukad on stage. Winning a reality contest was an easy task but to make an entry in the film industry was a struggling one for him. His film debut was through ‘
Apoorvaragam’ directed by
Sibi Malayil. Later, he got an opportunity to work with the Mammootty starrer ‘Best Actor’ which was directed by
Martin Prakkat. However, he shot to fame with his role as ‘Anavari’ in the movie “Balyakalasakhi’ which was directed by Pramod Payyanur.
Aneesh has also starred in the recently released ‘
Manglish’ and ‘
Drishyam’. The Mohanlal starrer ‘Drishyam’ was a turning point in his career in which he played brother-in-law to actor Mohanlal. It was also a dream come true for Aneesh who grew up watching movies of Mammootty and Mohanlal. He essayed the role of a pick-pocketer in the movie ‘Manglish’, Post-Drishyam, he got the much -needed break in movies. In 2014, he was seen in a few movies such as '
Peruchazhi' with Mohanlal, '
Villaliveeran' with Dileep, '
Tamar Padar' with Prithviraj and '
Angels' with Indrajith.
Aneesh is comfortable working with a superstar of Mollywood as he feels that people flock to see movies of superstars in the theater and it will be easy for him to get recognized easily. The actor now dreams to reach a dizzy height in his career and have a rosy future ahead.