Innocent Thekkethala was born on 28 February 1945, the Indian film actor and producer. He was born in Irinjalakuda in Thrissur district of Kerala. He is one of the most successful and leading comedy actors of Malayalam cinema. He is noted for his witty mannerisms and dialogue delivery in the typical Thrissur accent.Recently Innocent was hospitalized for throat cancer, and it has been confirmed he suffers from lymphoma, a type of cancer of lymphocytes. But sources close to him insisted there is no room for worry as the cancer was in its early stage and could be treated. He survived cancer.