Mukesh is an Indian actor, producer, television presenter, and politician known for his work predominantly in Malayalam cinema. He was the chairman of Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy. Mukesh is the current MLA representing the Kollam constituency of Kerala state. He has acted in over 260 Malayalam films. Mukesh authored a book based on his life experiences titled Mukesh Kathakal – Jeevithathiley Nerum Narmavum which became an instant success.