Vineeth is a nephew of the famous Travancore sisters. Of them, apparently Padmini and Ragini imposed on his parents to send him to dancing school. Vineeth is also a cousin of film actress Shobhana and a relative of actress Sukumari.
He caught the public eye by winning several prizes in the Bharatanatyam dance form while studying in school including winning the first prize at the Kerala State Youth festival for four years in a row and winning the top prize of ‘Kalaprathibha’.
Vineeth entered films with the I.V. Sasi film ‘Edanilagal’ in 1985. It was, however, with his second film ‘Nakakshathangal’ in 1986 that he caught the public eye. His dancing skills were prominently displayed in several films as well.
He has acted in several well received films since then in all South Indian languages. In spite of his success in films, he still considers dance as his first love and is undergoing advanced training in Bharatanatyam and participates in several dance programmes all over the world as well as the Surya Dance Festival.
In 2004, he married Priscilla Menon and lives in Madras.