He was passionate for dancing since his childhood and was sent to learn classical dance form Bharatanatyam at the tender age of 6. His eye-catching performances made him win several prizes while he was a student. He first caught public eye by winning the first prize at the Kerala State Youth festival for four years in a row.
Vineeth made his acting debut with the I. V. Sasi film Edanilagal which was released in 1985. It was, though, with his next film Nakhakshathangal in 1986 that he rose to prominence with his scintillating performance. His dancing skills were noteworthy and all his Directors displayed his skills in almost all his films. He has worked in many well received films. In spite of his huge success in movies, he still gives more importance to dance, as he considers dancing his first love and it is because of his dancing skills that we could actually get all the movies that he has been a part of.
Vineeth tied knots with Priscilla Menon and the couple has put up in Chennai . The couple is blessed with a daughter named Avanthi Vineeth.