Nivin Pauly is an Indian film actor and producer best known for his work in Malayalam cinema.
Nivin applied for the audition of Vineeth Sreenivasan's directional debut Malarvaadi Arts Club in 2009, and was selected to play the main role. Malarvaadi Arts Club produced by actor Dileep released on July 2010. After playing several small roles and cameo roles, Nivin got his breakthrough with his role in Thattathin Marayathu (2012), which was also directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan.Later, he went on to act in successful films including Neram (2013), 1983 (2014), Ohm Shanthi Oshaana (2014), Bangalore Days (2014), Oru Vadakkan Selfie (2015), Premam (2015), Action Hero Biju (2016) and Jacobinte Swargarajyam (2016). Nivin made his debut as a producer with the film Action Hero Biju under his production company Pauly Jr. Pictures, which also starred him in the title role. Nivin Pauly is also the youth ambassador of Kerala Blasters for the third edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) football.
Nivin received the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his Tamil debut Neram (2013). In 2015, Nivin Pauly received the 45th Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor for his performances in Bangalore Days and 1983.