Balachandran Chullikkadu, who hails from Paravur in Ernakulam, is a renowned poet, short story writer and novelist in Malayalam. One of the prominent writers of Malayalam literature, he has also proved his mettle in acting. His major works include Pathinettu Kavithakal, Amaavaasi, Ghazal and Dracula.
He has also penned a memoir titled Chidambarasmarana. Though his book ‘Balachandran Chullikkadinte Kavithakal’ was awarded Kerala Sahitya Akademi award, he did not accept it. He is married to poet Vijayalakshmi.