A popular mimicry artist and actor, Kottayam Nazeer mainly works in the Malayalam film industry. He started his career with the 1995 film Mimics Action 500 and since then has featured in several movies like Mattupetti Machan (1998), Kattuchembakam (2002), Youth Festival (2004), Bullet (2008), Oru Naal Varum (2010), and Avan (2010). He was also seen in the Mammootty starrer films like Kadal Kadannu Oru Maathukutty, and the action comedy Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus. He followed this up with roles of a sub inspector in the romantic comedy To Let Ambadi Talkies (2014), and a guest appearance as Director Ajayan in the comedy drama Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan. His 2017 venture includes the comedy Hello Dubaikkaran, under the direction of Baburaj Harisri and Harisree Yousuf, starring Adil Ibrahim, Malavika Menon and Devan in the lead roles. He is associated with the 2018 Malayalam drama Mattancherry, directed by Jayesh Mynakapilly. His 2019 release includes Hridyam, directed by KC Binu.