Nair has been working in the television industry since 1982, and has been involved in numerous television series. He assisted Sriram Raghavan on Raman Raghav, A City, A Killer (1991), a docudrama based on serial killer Raman Raghav. He has also directed and edited three other docudramas based on serial killers and murderers Auto Shankar, Ranga Billa and Feroz Daruwalla.
Ahista Ahista, based on a script by Imtiaz Ali was his first feature film as director, and the 2008 film Maharathi, based on the play by Uttam Gada, is his most recent one. His next thriller film Bhaag Johnny starring Kunal Khemu and Zoa Morani is slated to release on August 2014 of which music is composed by Yo Yo Honey Singh , Mithoon and Ankit Tiwari. The movie is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar & Vikram Bhatt and Co-produced by Ajay Kapoor Shot in parts of India and Thailand. Nair is currently working on script which is about to go on floors by September 2014.
- Auto Narayan (1995) (docu-drama)
- Sea Hawks (2006)
- Ahista Ahista (2006)
- Maharathi (2008)
- Ghost Ghost Na Raha (2010)
- Bhaag Johnny 2014
- untitled film 2015