Vinayakan is an Indian actor from Malayalam industry. He has also acted in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu films. In the 1990s he made a name for himself as a dancer. He had a troupe named ‘Black Mercury’. He is well known for ‘Fire Dance’. He and his troupe performed on several stages in Kerala. Once a Malayalam film director Thampi Kannanthanam saw him performing on stage and gave him a chance in his movies.

Vinayakan was landed in small roles in Manthrikan and Onnaman films. These films and a third one, Stop Violence made his evolution in the industry. He says that it was magical for him with no previous plans came into films. He got his breakthrough with the film Stop Violence in which he played an important role named Montha, which made him evolve in the Malayalam Film Industry. He is a veteran actor and had a great fan following base in all the three languages.

He made his debut in Onnaman (2001) starring Mohanlal, Kavya Madhavan, and Ramya Krishnan, followed by Stop Violence(2002) which starred Prithviraj Sukumaran and Chandra Lakshman, Greetings(2004) starring Kavya Madhavan and Jayasurya, and Chintamani Kolacase(2006) which starred Suresh Gopi, Bhavana and Vani Vishwanath. He then appeared in super hit films like Big B(2007) which starred Mammootty and Mamta Mohandas, Pachamarathanalil(2008), Nammil Thammal(2009) starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Geetu Mohandas, Best Actor(2010) starring Mammootty and Salim Kumar, and Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty(2012) starring Unni Mukundan And Nithya Menon .

He was also seen in Mariyan(2013), a Tamil movie which starred Dhanush and Parvathy and Masala Republic(2014) starring Indrajith Sukumaran and Aparna Nair. In 2015, he acted in Aadu Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu, Mariyaan and ATM which starred Jackie Shroff. He was also seen in a recent release Kali(2016) starring Dulquer Salmaan and Sai Pallavi. In a very short tenure, he was given roles comparable to the lead roles. He is very much popular for his negative roles. He got married in 2012.