Madampu Sankaran Namboothiri (born 23 June 1941), popularly known as Madampu Kunjukuttan, is a Malayalam author and a screenplay writer. 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 is famous for being the host of TV show E4 Elephant along with Sreekumar Arookutty on Kairali TV.
Madampu Sankaran Namboothiri
|Born||23 June 1941|
Kiralur, Thrissur, Kerala, India
|Pen name||Madampu Kunjukuttan|
|Genre||Novel, Short story|
|Notable awards||Best screenplay writer, Kerala Sahitya Academy Award|
|Spouse||Savithri Antharjanam (late)|
Background and personal lifeEdit
He was born in Kiralur village Thrissur District on 23 June 1941. He studied Sanskrit, Hasthyaayurvedam (treatment of elephants), worked as teacher for Sanskrit at Kodungalloor and was also a priest in a nearby temple. Madampu also worked for Ākāsha Vāṇī (All India Radio). He was married to late Savithri Antharjanam and he has two daughters, Jaseena Madampu and Haseena Madampu.
- Shyamaragam (2020)
- Utyopyile Rajavu (2015)
- Chirakodinja Kinavukal (2015)
- Aattakatha (2013)
- Orma Mathram (2011)
- Adayalangal (2008)
- Veeralipattu (2007)
- Aanachandam (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)
- Aaraam Thampuran (1997)
- Ashwathama (1978)
- E4 Elephant
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- "സഞ്ജയന് പുരസ്കാരം മാടമ്പ് കുഞ്ഞുകുട്ടന്". DC Books. Archived from the original on 2 January 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
- Romig, Rollo (14 August 2013). "The Hard Life of Celebrity Elephants". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
- "E 4 Elephant Show On Kairali TV From 22nd October 2017 At 12.30 P.M". Kerala TV. 13 October 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
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