Madampu Kunjukuttan

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Madampu Sankaran Namboothiri
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Born (1941-06-23)June 23, 1941
Kiralur, Thrissur, Kerala, India
Pen name Madampu Kunjukuttan
Occupation Novelist, Short story writer, Screenplay writer, Priest, Teacher, Actor
Nationality Indian
Genre Novel, Short story
Subject Social aspects
Notable awards Best screenplay writer, Kerala Sahitya Academy Award
Spouse Savithri Antharjanam (late)

Madampu Sankaran Namboothiri, popularly known as Madampu Kunjukuttan (Malayalam: മാടമ്പ് കുഞ്ഞുകുട്ടൻ), is a renowned Malayalam author and a screenplay writer.[1] He is one of the most prolific and versatile writers in modern Malayalam literature. His novels, short stories and screenplays speaks more about the Kerala society. He has won the National Film Award for Best Screenplay in the year 2000 for the Malayalam film Karunam, directed by Jayaraj.[2]In 2003, he won the Ashdod International Film Award for Best Screenplay for the film Parinamam (The Change) directed by P.Venu.[3][4]

Background and personal life[edit]

He was born in Kiralur village Thrissur District on June 23, 1941. He studied Sanskrit, Hasthyaayurvedam (treatment of elephants), worked as teacher for Sanskrit at Kodungalloor and was also a priest in nearby temple. Madampu also worked in Akasavani (All India Radio). He is married to late Savithri Antharjanam and the couple have two daughters, Jaseena Madampu and Haseena Madampu.

Filmography[edit]

  • Aattakatha (2013)
  • Orma Mathrem (2011)
  • Adayalangal (2008)
  • Veeralipattu (2007)
  • Aanchantham (2006)
  • Vadakkumnadhan (2006)
  • Rasikan (2004)
  • Agninakshatram (2004)
  • Parinamam (The Change) (2003)
  • Maargam (2003)
  • Kattu Vannu Vilichappol (2001)
  • Karunam (2000)
  • Shantham (2000)
  • Agnisakshi (1999)
  • Purushardham (1986)
  • Ashwathama (1978)

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