While he was a student of Kozhikode Farook College, he led the protests against the restrictions on male and female students to sit together. The management suspended Dinu from the college for leading the protests and the incident was widely covered by the media. Dinu continued his studies after getting stay order from the High Court. Also he is the founder of Disha Kerala. Dinu is the winner of K. V. Anoop Memorial Kalalaya Puraskaram of the year 2017.