Innocent is an actor and politician. He is one of the most successful and leading comedy actors of Malayalam cinema. He is an independent Left party MP representing Chalakkudy constituency in the Lower House.
Innocent entered the film industry in 1972 with the movie Nrityashala. Innocent has worked in more than 500 films in a variety of roles. He has been the president of Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA) for 12 years.
Innocent won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Chalakudy Lok Sabha constituency in Thrissur district as an independent candidate supported by the LDF.