Mukesh is a film actor, producer, television presenter, and politician. Mukesh began his film career in the movie Balloon in 1982. So far he has acted in over 270 films. He has also been part of several TV shows over the years. Mukesh started Kalidasa Visual Magic for play productions in 2008. His first play was Chayamukhi with Actor Mohanlal. Mukesh is also a politician and member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). He is the current MLA representing the Kollam constituency of Kerala state.