Avaneeswaram S R Vinu was born to Avaneeswaram N Ramachandran (Rtd. Principal of R.L.V music college Thripunithura) and Sahithi Devi in Trivandrum, Kerala. His grand father late Avaneeswaram K.Krishna Pillai was a renowned Nagaswaram player.
Vinu started learning violin at the age of six, from his father and Later from Maestro Mysore M Nagaraj. Vinu is one of the sought after accompanying violinists. He has performed all over the world with many leading musicians including Padmavibhushan Dr. M Balamuralikrishna, Padmabhushan Dr. K. J. Yesudas, T.N. Sheshagopalan, Bombay Jayashri and many others.
He is an A grade Artist in AIR and Doordarshan.