Sudev Nair won the Kerala State Award for Best Actor for his debut film My Life Partner, in 2015. He has since acted in several big Malayalam films and also wrote, directed and starred in the highly acclaimed mockumentary Web Series, Not Fit, which made him a sought after creator. Sudev was born and raised in Mumbai, to Vijayakumar V. and Subhada, both employed service class people. He has a younger brother Sujai who works as a Software professional. Sudev finished his B.Tech in Computer science from National Institute of Technology Nagpur. Even after having secured campus placement he decided to go to film school instead and studied at the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Even though he specialized in acting, while at film school he attended the film appreciation course, attended several writing, direction and editing lectures, workshops and seminars and graduated as a well rounded complete film professional in 2011. Like most other artists without any family background in films, he went about looking for opportunities. It was at one such chance visit to Benaras media works production house that he introduced himself and left his profile. He subsequently got a call for an audition and was selected as one of the main negative characters in the film Gulaab Gang opposite Madhuri Dixit in 203.. He would simultaneously go knocking on doors in Kerala before eventually his online show reel being discovered by MB Padmakumar which resulted in him being cast as the leading character in My Life Partner. As of 2016, Sudev resides in Mumbai with his cat Mimi who has allowed him to share her space. For the time being.