Kalamandalam Rajeev was born on May 30, 1974. His father is Mayyanad Kesavan Namboodiri and mother is Radhamani Antharjanam.
After passing Predegree, he learned Kathakali in Kalamandalam and passed Diploma and PG. He has practiced Kathakali under Mayyanad Kesavan Namboothiri, Kalamandalam Vasu Pisharody, Kalamandalam Balasubrahmanian, Kalamandalam Gopalakrishnan and Kalamandalam Ramdas. His expertise is in Pacha characters. Now he is working as Teacher in Kalamandalam in temporary basis.
Has received A.D.Bolland Medal, Calcutta-India International Award, Guru Gopinath Award, Vazhenkada Kunchu Nair Award, Guru Kunchukurup Award, Univerisity Kathakali first prize, Keralolsavam First Prize, etc.