Sreekumaran Thampi (born 16 March 1940) is an Indian lyricist, music director, director, producer, and screenwriter in Malayalam cinema. He also writes poetry and is a recipient of the Vallathol Award. In 2017, he was awarded the J. C. Daniel Award, Kerala government's highest honour for contributions to Malayalam cinema.
Thampi was introduced to the Malayalam film industry in 1966 by P. Subramaniam as a lyricist in the film Kaattumallika. He has produced 25 films, directed 29, and written scripts for 85 films in Malayalam besides writing thousands of songs. He is also the author of the well-known literary work Prem Nazir Enna Prema Gaanam. He won the National Award for Best Book on Cinema film (Kanakkum Kavitayum) whilst his films Gaanam and Mohiniyattam won Kerala State Awards.
He is a songwriter, screenplay writer, film producer, director and musician, but says he is more of a lyricist than a filmmaker. His songs include "Chandrikayilaliyunna Chandrakaantham", "Hridayasarasile pranayapushpame" and "Swonthamenna padathinendhartham". His films Chandrakantham, Gaanam, Mohiniyattam, Maalika Paniyunnavar, Jeevitham Oru Gaanam and Ambalavilakku became artistic successes. His successful box office films include Naayattu, Aakramanam and Idi Muzhakkam.
Thampi has written four novels - Kakkathampuraatti, Kuttanad, Kadalum Karalum and Njanoru Kadha Parayam and collections of poems Engineerayuday Veena, Neelathaamara, En Makan Karayumpol, Sheershakamillatha Kavithakal, Achante Chumbanam, Ammakkoru Tharaattu. Puthralaabham and Avaseshippukal. His collection of 1001 selected songs, titled Hridaya Sarassu, had three editions in two years. Now going to its sixth Edition. His selected Poems are published in Hindi with the title "Sreekumaran Thampi Ki Kavithayem".
Thampi was born at Haripad, Alappuzha District, on 16 March 1940 to Kalarikkal Krishna Pillai and Karimpalethu Bhavanikutty Thankachi (From Karimbalethu Koyikkal Kottaram Haripad, related to the Royal House). He completed his schooling from Haripad government school. He is a graduate in mathematics from Sanatana Dharma College,Alappuzha and civil engineer, graduated from Institute of Engineering Technology, Chennai and Govt. Engineering College, Thrissur. He also did refresher courses in Architecture and Town Planning and worked as an Assistant Town Planner under Govt. of Kerala nearly for two years. His siblings are the renowned novelist late P. Vasudevan Thampi who wrote novels like Sreekrishnaparinthu (which became a hit Malayalam film), Advocate P. Gopalakrishnan Thampi, the former Director General of Prosecutions (Kerala),and former Chairman of Kerala Bar Council, ThulasibhaThiruvananthapuram kachi and Prasannavadanan Thampi, former Vice President of Oracle Financial Systems Software Ltd. Thampi is married to the daughter of Vaikom M P.Mani,Rajeswari and they have a daughter (Kavitha). His wife and daughter have also dabbled in the arts. He also had a son, Rajkumaran Thampi (also known as Raj Aditya) was an erstwhile associate of Priyadarshan and later directed some movies in the Telugu film industry, until his sudden death in Secundarabad in March 2009. Sreekumaran Thampi has three grand daughters Thanmaya, Varada and Thanaya. He is settled in Thiruvananthapuram. The house name is"Karimbalethu ".
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- 1989 - Best Book on Cinema – Cinema, Kannakkum Kavithayum
- 1971 - Best Lyricist – Vilakku Vangiya Veena & Lankadahanam
- 1976 - Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value – Mohiniyattam
- 1981 - Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value – Gaanam
- 2011 - Best Lyricist – Naayika
- 2017 - J. C. Daniel Award
- Other Film Awards
- 1974 - Kerala Film Goers Award (Film - Chandrakantham)
- 1976 - Kerala Film Fans Award (Film - Mohiniyattam)
- 1976 - Madras Film Fans Award (Film - Mohiniyattam)
- 1976 - Cinema Masika Trophy (Film - Mohiniyattam)
- 1981 - Madras Film Fans Special Award (Film - Gaanam)
- 1996 - Government of Kerala Veteran Cine Artists Award
- Other Lifetime Achievement Awards
- 2002 - Prem Nazir Foundation Award - Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2006 - Dubai Priyadarshini's Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2007 - Ragalaya (Mumbai) Lifetime Achievement in Film Music
- 2009 - Swathi Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2010 - Sangam Kala Group, New Delhi Chapter Lifetime Achieement Award
- 2011 - G. Devarajan Master Puraskaaram (Devadaru)
- 2012 - U.A.E Devarajan Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2012 - Muthukulam Raghavan Pillai Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cinema
- 2012 - A. P. Udhayabhanu Memorial Award (VARADA Award) for Lifetime Achievement in Cinema, Television and Literature
- 2012 - Surya TV (SUN NETWORK) Living Legend Award in Indian Cinema
- 2012 - Parvathi Padmam Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cinema and Literature
- 2013 - Amrita TV Film Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cinema
- 2014 - Radio Mirchi (Times Of India) Award for Lifetime Achievement in Film Music
- 2014 - ACV (Asianet Cable Vision) Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cinema
- 2014 - Vayalar Rama Varma Sangeetha Puraskaram instituted by Vayalar Samskaarika Vedi - Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2014 - Thilakan Foundation Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cinema
- 2014 - Parabrahma Chaithanya Award for Lifetime Achievement In Cinema and Literature
- 2015 - V. Dakshinamoorthy Sangeetha Sumeru Award instituted by Voice Foundation, Vaikkom
- 2015 - Kuwait KALA (Kerala Arts Lovers Association) V Sambasivan Award
- 2015 - Samoothiri Raja's Mekkottu Devi Award
- 2015 - Mannam Prathibha Puraskaaram - Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2015 - Souparnika Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2015 - Mayooram Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2015 - Visharad Dakshinamoorthy Puraskaaram - Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2015 - Sarath Chandra Marate Award for Lifetime Achievement in Film Music
- 2015 - FOMA Award ( Forum of Media People of Mumbai ) Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cinema and Literature.
- 2016 - Bharathan Trust's Bharathamudra Award - Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2016 - Samoothiri Raja's Kodikkunnu Devi Award for Lifetime Achievement
- 2016 - Devarajan Skakthigadha Award - Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2016 - Swaralaya Kairali Yesudas Award - Lifetime Achievemnt Award
- 2016 - Thiruvallam Parashurama Swami Temple Award
- 2017 - Sangeetha Saparya Award instituted by Sangeethika, Thiruvananthapuram - Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2017 - Payyannur Thapasya School of Music Award
- 2017 - Bheeshmacharya Puraskaaram instituted by J.C.I. Kodungalloor
- 2017 - G. Devarajan Master Navathi Award - Lifetime Achievement in Film Music
- 2017 - Rakendu Sangeetha Puraskaram - Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2017 - Act Award
- 2018 - Swathi Thirunal Sangeethavedi Gurusreshta Puraskaaram - Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2018 - Janmabhumi Award - Legends of India - Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2018 - Sathyan National Award instituted by Sathyan Foundation - Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2019 - Thiruvairurappan Puraskaram
- 2020 - Attukal Bhagavathy Temple Amba Puraskaram
- 2020 - First K. Raghavan Master Foundation Award for Lifetime Achievenment in Cinema
- 2021 - First Arjunan Master Award – Arjunopaharam for his contributions to Malayalam film industry.
- Literary Awards
- 2003 - Revathi Pattathanam Krishnageethi Award for the book of Poems - Achante Chumbanam
- 2004 - Pravasa Kairali Literary Award ( Baharin) for the book of poems - Achante Chumbanam
- 2005 - Mahakavi Muloor Poetry Award for the book of poems - Sheershakamillaatha Kavithakal
- 2008 - Mahakavi Ulloor Award for the book - Achante Chumbanam
- 2009 - Sree Padmanabha Swami Balasahithya Award - Omanayude Oru Divasam
- 2010 - Odakkuzhal Award for the book of poems - Ammakkoru Tharattu
- 2012 - Kozhissheri Balaraman Award for Literature
- 2012 - Asan Smaraka Kavitha Puraskaram instituted by Asan Memorial Association, Chennai
- 2015 - Naimisharanym Shobhaneeyam Puraskaram for value based poetry
- 2015 - Ettumanoor Somadasan Smaraka Award
- 2016 - Vallathol Award:
- 2016 - Mayilpeeli Award for Literature
- 2016 - Thathvamasi Award in memory of Dr. Sukumar Azhikode
- 2016 - EV Krishna Pillai Memorial Award
- 2017 - Sukumar Azhikode Memorial Award instituted by 'Kannur Waves', an art and culture lovers association
- 2017 - Karyvattam Dharma Shastha Kshethra Shastha Puraskaram
- 2018 - Balamani Amma Award instituted by Kochi International Book Festival Committee in the name of poet Balamani Amma
- 2019 - Thakazhi Literary Award
- 2019 - Ochira Sankaran Kutty Sahithya Puraskaram
- 2020 - Padmaprabha Literary Award 
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- As actor
- Nilavum Nakshathrangalum
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