Aju Varghese (Kuttu) was born in Thiruvalla a small town in Pathanamthitta, Kerala. He did schooling in St.Thomas Convent Palakkad & Rajagiri High School Kalamasserry in Ernakulam. Here he acted in various dramas and skits for the annual day celebrations. Later he did his schooling from Bhavans Adarsha Vidhyalaya, Ernakulam. He did his Bachelor’s in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Hindustan College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai in 2006. He was working with HSBC, Chennai. During that time he was called by Vineeth Sreenivasan his college friend, to play one of the lead role in his directorial debut Malarvadi Arts Club.
Kuttu won the Vanitha Film Award for Best New Face of the Year 2011 for the movie ‘Malarvadi Arts Club’