Birthday: 19-04-1957
Age: 62
Star sign: Taurus

Maniyanpilla Raju act is a South- Indian film actor who mainly acted in Malayalam movies. He was born as Sudheer Kumar and penned his name to Maniyanpilla Raju after his movie, Maniyanpilla Adhava Maniyanpilla in which he had played the character with the same name. He debuted with the movie Mohiniyattam, which was directed by Sreekumaran Thampi.

He has been a part of over 200 movies in his film career. He was born to Saraswati Amma and Shekharan Nair on April 20, 1955. His birth place is Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram. He has four siblings in which he is the youngest. He has one brother and two sisters, Surendran, Ramani and Radha. To complete his primary education he studied from Government Model Boys Higher Secondary School in Thiruvananthapuram. After that, he went to Victory Tutorial College.

He also learned to act from Adyar Film Institute, Chennai and earned a diploma in the year 1975. His autobiography came up in 2012 named Chirichum Chirippichum. He got married to Indira and had two son's with her; elder one is Sachin and the younger Niranjan. His younger son, Niranjan made his film debut with Renjith's Black Butterfly.