Bachelor of Science, Sree Narayana College, Kannur, 1983. Master of Science in marineculture, Cochin University of Science and Technology, 1985.
Research assistant Marine Product Export Development Authority, Kochi, 1987—1993. Senior scientist Central Marine Fishaeries Research Institute, Mangalore, India, since 1993.
Scientist-in- charge Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Mangalore, 2008—2009.
Married Manuja Akkali Manoharan, January 24, 1993. Children: Varun Akkali Dinesh, Kamal Akkali Dinesh.