Executive Committee

Radhakrishnan Nair N

Radhakrishnan Nair N is a writer and critic from Kerala. Acclaimed for his contributions to the art and culture of Kerala in his different administrative capacities. He was Administrator of Kerala Kalamandalam (Deemed University for Art & Culture). At present he is secretary of Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademy.

Padmasree Kalamandalam Sivan Namboodiri

Kalamandalam Sivan Namboodiri is an Indian classical theatre performer from Kerala. In 1975, he joined Kerala Kalamandalam as an instructor in the Faculty of Koodiyattam.In 1980, University of Calicut invited him to be a part of the School of Drama where he worked as a visiting professor.
Sivan Namboodiri was the first artist from outside the chakyar community to perform Koodiyattam. He is also considered as the first person to learn Koodiyattam in an institutional way; till his entry, Koodiyattam was taught under the gurukula system. Another first attributed to Sivan Namboodiri is that he was the first male to perform Nangyar Koothu which was the domain of nangiars, the ladies from Nambiar community. He is also credited with revolutionizing the Koodiyattam costumes and accompanying music.
He was awarded the Padmasree, in 2012, for his contributions to the art of Koodiyattam, by the Government of India.

A. K. Chandrankutty

Sri A.K. Chandrankutty is a political and social worker. He is an ardent lover of all forms of art. An excellent organiser currently he is secretary of national memorial of Mahakavi Kunjan Nambiar (Kunchan memorial in Palakkad).

Madhu .P

Madhu. P is a familiar face to all artists from Kerala and the artistic associations outside the state. An official presently in service of cultural department, is an art lover and critics of arts at the same time.

Sainudheen Pathirippala

Sainudheen Pathirippala is a businessman. He is associated with drama, film and stage arts from the very young age.

Farook Abdul Rahiman

Joint Secretary
Farook Abdul Rahiman is an Indian filmmaker and Writer. He started his professional career in Television films at the age of 18 as Assistant Director on Dooradarshan Malayalam television film “Nangema kutty”(1984) and then assisted the legendary Malayalam Director P.N. Menon in his television film “Ethalukal”. Later produced Malayalam Television Films “Sthree Parvam” and “Kulam”-Clan. His own directorial debut was the television film “Vyathiyanam”-Digression – Story of a young man with unusual thoughts and his life in Malayalam,broadcast by Dooradarshan Thiruvananathapuram. With more than 18 films in his credit, Farook was drawn into independent film making after his debut feature film “Kaliyachan” that bagged Farook many laurels including the Kerala State Award for the best debutant director (2012).

Rajith Mathew Alappattu

Joint Secretary
Rajith Mathew Alappattu is a technocrat turned to Film Maker. He is an  IT consultant and technical adviser and served  in a number of government and semi-government organisations.

Bijibal Maniyil

Executive Committee Member
Bijibal Maniyil is a National Award-winning Indian composer and playback singer in the Malayalam film industry. Bijibal entered the film industry as a composer in 2007 with the film Arabikatha. Now a leading music director with a number of hits in his credit Bijibal won the National Film Award for Best Background Score in 2013, for the film Kaliyachan.

Rafeeq Ahamed

Executive Committee Member
Rafeeq Ahamed is a Malayalam poet, lyricist and novelist. He has won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award (2006) for Poetry and is a five-time winner of the Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyrics. He is regarded as the most successful film-song writer for contemporary Malayalam films.

Advocate Jayarajan Pulleri

Executive Committee Member
Advocate Jayarajan Pulleri a professional lawyer from Kasaragod. Coming from the family background of music, film and art he is an ardent lover of art. An active part of all cultural activities in Kasaragod and other parts of Kerala. Currently serving as the district government Pleader.

Shemzudheen Panikkaveettil

Executive Committee Member

Shemzudheen  Panikkaveettil is a literary critic and a painter from Thrissur. An avid reader and a scholar in matters of publishing and media.

K.V. Vasu

Executive Committee Member
K.V. Vasu also known as Vasu Parvathy is a merchant from Vadakkanchery in Palakkad. His passion and enthusiasm for the art of movie made him known to all generation of people in the film industry.


Executive Committee Member
Jamaludeen is a media person. His association with the TV, print and film media for the last 20 years mould him a media expert.

Jyothi Kumar

Executive Committee Member
Jyothi Kumar is a businessman by profession. This Ernakulam Maharaja’s alumnus is a talented singer and an art lover.