Kunchan is an Indian actor, primarily concentrating in Malayalam films. He has done over 650 films in Malayalam. Usually he does minor roles. He has also done important character roles. He started his career when Malayalam films were made in black and white. He made his debut with Tamil film Manaivi (1969), which went unreleased, and his first release was Rest House released in 1970. His most remembered roles were in films like Ivar (1980), Nayakan (1985), Avanazhi (1986), Carnivel (1989) Aye Auto (1990),Kottayam Kunjachan (1990), and Lelam (1997). Recently he has also done Kamal Haasan' s Manmadhan Ambu.