He began his acting career in the Malayalam television serials. His real name is Anoop Gangadharan and he hails from Karamana, Thiruvananthapuram. He became popular for his roles in the mega serials Swapnam and Megham,the former one directed by K. K. Rajeev. Anoop made his debut as a screenwriter in Pakal Nakshatrangal with Mohanlal playing father and Anoop his son.
He also had the main role in Thirakkatha by Ranjith, portraying different stages in the life of film star Ajay Chandran loosely based on the personal life of Kamal Haasan. His co-stars were Priyamani and Prithviraj.
Anoop is a law graduate. He studied at Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram from 1994 to 1999. He was the first rank holder from kerala university during the academic period. During this period, he used to do compering for Kairali TV and Surya TV.Recently he is working with ManiRatnam’s bigbudget film which includes vikram and shreya in leading roles.