Kalamandalam Krishnadas was
born on May 21, 1965. His father is Padmanamba Mannadiar and mother is Sainthavi Amma.
After his primary education upto 8th he learned Kathakali Chenda from 1980 to 1985. He learned Chenda under Krishna Mannadiar (grand father), Chandra Mannadiar (uncle), Krishnan Kutty Poduval and Achunni Poduval. Now working as Kathakali Chenda Teacher in Margi Kathakali School, Thiruvananthapuram.
Has participated in Kathakali performances all over Kerala and India and also in foreign countries like Germany, Russia and England. Received Thripunithura Kathakali Club Award in 1999.