Innocent (Innocent Vareed Thekkethala ) is an actor and politician. Innocent entered the film industry in 1972 with the movie Nrityashala. He has worked in more than 500 films. He is also a politician and member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). He has served as the Member of Parliament in the 16th Lok Sabha of India representing the Chalakudy constituency. He has also an author and has written 4 books, columns in magazines and newspapers etc.
Innocent passed away on March 26, 2023, at VPS Lakeshore Hospital in Kochi, Kerala, due to pneumonia complications after nearly three weeks of hospitalization.