Born in Paravur near Ernakulam, Balachandran Chullikkad is a renowned poet, short story writer and novelist in Malayalam. One of the major names of modern Malayalam literature, Balachandran has also proved his mettle in acting. His collection of poems includes Pathinettu Kavithakal and Amaavaasi. His memoirs were titled Chidambarasmarana. He is married to poet Vijayalakshmi. Though his book ‘Balachandran Chullikkadinte Kavithakal’ was awarded Kerala Sahitya Akademi award, he did not accept it.