Madampu Sankaran Namboothiri, popularly known as Madampu Kunjukuttan, is a renowned Malayalam author and a screenplay writer. 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. In 2003, he won the Ashdod International Film Award for Best Screenplay for the film Parinamam (The Change) directed by P.Venu. He received Sanjayan Award in 2014.
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.