Mukesh is a popular Malayalam film actor. Born in 1956 at Kollam. He entered the Malayalam film industry through the movie 'Balloon' in 1982. Since then, Mukesh has acted in numerous movies and has been successful in doing romantic roles blended with comedy, which continues to be well received by the audience. His popular movies include 'Godfather', 'In Harihar Nagar', 'Ramjirao Speaking', 'Mannar Mathai Speaking', etc.
MukeshMukesh (who’s boyhood name was Mukesh Babu) is the son of famous stage actor, director and drama troupe organiser, the late O. Madhavan. Mukesh’s mother Vijayakumari was also a popular stage actress and once winner of the Kerala State award for best stage actress. Mukesh, who hails from Pattathanam in Kollam town, did his schooling at Infant Jesus Anglo Indian High School in Tangasseri, and took his Batchelor of Science degree from Sree Narayana College in Kollam. He is also a Law graduate from the Law Academy, Thiruvanathapuram.
From an early age, the schoolboy Mukesh Babu showed an aptitude, in general, for performing arts and, in particular, proved to be a talented mono-actor. His mono-act and stage performances during school and college days led the way to his professional stage career in his family owned drama troupe, Kalidasa Kala Kendram, before becoming a movie actor.
Mukesh was married to Saritha, a once leading lady and famous Tamil film actress who acted in several roles in South Indian films including her debut Telugu hit film, "Marocharithra" (1979) and the national award winning film “Thaneer Thaneer” in 1981. They are now divorced and are parents to two boys.
Mukesh authored and published a book on his reminiscences and anecdotes from life. This book, in the Malayalam language, is titled Mukesh Kathakal - Jeevithathiley Nerum Narmavum (Mukesh Stories - Life's Truths and Humour). It was formally released by Kerala's Education Minister M. A. Baby at a function held at Sree Narayana College, Kollam, on 21 December 2006.