Kalabhavan Mani is an Indian film actor (malayalam) born on 1 January 1971. .Mani was born in Chalakudy, Kerala. He started his career as a mimicry artist in Kalabhavan, Kochi
He started his acting career in the Malayalam film Aksharam as an auto driver. Since then, he has acted in several movies as a comedian. He has proved his acting prowess in movies like "Vasanthiyum Laksmiyum Pinne Njanum", in which he plays a blind street singer. He has acted in more than 80 films in Malayalam and more than 20 films in Tamil. At first he was a comedian and then he turned out to be a serious actor as well as a strong villain. His another remarkable serious role was in the film My Dear Karady.
He is also a professional playback singer and a singer of Nadan Paattu (folk songs). His first album was Kannimanga Prayathil. He has since established a parallel industry of 'Nadan Pattukal', selling a record number of releases. He has also released a few religious songs and Mappila Pattukal which however did not make an expected impact in the market.
Eventually he became popular all across South India portraying negative characters in an unusual style. Despite all the popularity, Mani is known for his down-to-earth personality and for providing various humanitarian aids to people in need.People in chalkudi are very much fond of him.