P. Balachandran is a writer, playwright, scenarist, director and actor. His is known for his works in Malayalam literature and cinema. He is best known for the play ‘Pavam Usman’ for which he won the Kerala Sahitya Academy Award and Kerala Professional Nataka Award in the year 1989. He has scripted many films including ‘Ulladakkam (1991), Pavithram (1994), Agnidevan (1995), Punaradhivasam (2000) and Kammattipadam (2016)’. He has also acted in a few films, the most notable, ‘Trivandrum Lodge’ (2012).