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Balachandran Chullikkadu was born on July 1957 at Paravoor in Ernakulam District of Kerala.He is a renowned Malayalam poet .He completed his graduation in English literature from Maharajas College, Ernakulam.He has published six collections of poetry and a book of prose.His collection of poems published are “Pathinettu kavithakal”, “Amaavaasi”, “Ghazal”, “Maanasaantharam”, “Dracula” etc. A collection of his complete poems, Balachandran Chullikkadinte Kavithakal was published by DC Books.His poems have been translated into many Indian languages including English.He is also an actor in Malayalam films and serials.
Throughout his school years, he devoted himself to poetry.He was an active participant in poetry festivals and university cultural functions.Years before his first book of poems (Patinettukavitakal, 1982) was published ,he became the most sought after and quoted poet of Kerala.He has participated in many national literary seminars organised by Central Academy of Letters, India and was one among the ten members which visited sweden in 1997 on the invitation of a cultural delegation of India Nobel academy and swedish writers union.same year he presented Indian poetry in the international bookfair in Gotenborg, Sweden.