Nivin was born in Aluva, a small town in Ernakulam district, 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.