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 include Pathinettu Kavithakal, Ghazal, Dracula and Amaavaasi. He has also penned a memoir 'Chidambarasmarana' and a novel 'Hiranyam'. He is married to poet Vijayalakshmi.
Though his book ‘Balachandran Chullikkadinte Kavithakal’ was awarded Kerala Sahitya Akademi award in 2001, he did not accept it. He had also refused to accept the Sanskriti Award for the best young writer in India in 1990. He has declared that he would not receive any award for literature.