He came into Malayalam Film Industry in the year 1975 through Mohiniyattam Directed by Srikumaran Thampy .Though his real name is Sudhir Kumar, he is known by the screen name Maniyanpilla Raju. This was the name of the character he played in the film ''Maniyanpilla Adhava Maniyanpilla''.
He is such an actor whose acting got appreciation from all over the country.He has shown his excellence in many fields as an Actor, Producer. He reached this position with his hardwork and devotion to the industry.He is also rated as one of the most talented actor.His range is enviable, his flair for comedy is impeccable and his dialogue delivery is effortless.He is a great actor, whose acting ability was accepted by the audience beyond the boundaries and a sensation in the film industry for decades. Today also, his films are able to find their place in the top list of hit films.