Nivin Pauly was born in Aluva, Kerala. He did his Engineering in Electronics and Communication from Federal Institute of Science And Technology in 2006. He was employed in Infosys Bangalore until the death of his father brought him back home. He happened to tryout for a talent hunt for Malarvadi Arts Club and was thus discovered. He later married his college sweetheart, Rinna Joy.
He started his career with the movie Malarvadi Arts Club, which he donned the lead role. After the success, he currently has a list of Malayalam films in his hands.Eventhough the movie The Metro failed in the Box-office he still managed to make a Good impact with the Character Hari Krishnan maintaining a tough and Rouge look.