Indian actor in Malayalam cinema, has acted in more than 100 films in all South Indian languages. He mainly dons character roles, many of them being off beat characters. He studied direction and cinematography from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He approached the inimitable and universally acclaimed Bharathan as an assistant director. However, Bharathan, who was on the look out for talented ‘new faces’, spotted the actor in Vijay. He caught him in “Nidra” which was Vijay Menon’s debut movie and a super hit then. He directed the movie ‘Nilavinte Nattil’ featuring PremNazir and BharathGopi. Vijay Menon is an extremely well-read person. He won the Kerala State Film Awards for the Best Dubbing Artist in 2011 and in 2017 for the films “Melvilasam” and “Oppam” respectively. He is married to Kala and they have a daughter, Malavika, and a son, Nikhil.