Born in the village of Perumpadavom, in Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam district of Kerala, Perumpadavom (as he is often called) started his literary career by writing poetry. He later shifted to short stories and novels. Perumbadavam has also authored scripts for 12 malayalam films and has won Kerala State Film Award for Sooryadanam (1989). Sreedharan has been noted for his connection with the Russian language and is recognized by some as a doyen of Malayam literature.
The novel Oru Sankeerthanam Pole was first published in 1993 and was released in its 37th edition on 1 November 2008 after setting publishing records in 2005. It is a story based on the life of famous Russian writer, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and his wife Anna. This highly successful novel has sold over 100,000 copies in about 12 years. This is a record in Malayalam literature.