Ramakrishnan Nair was born on
April 4, 1937 in Koottanad, Palakkad District. His father is Mr. K. Padmanabhan
Nair and mother is Mrs. Sreedevi Amma.
learned Kathakali for 12 years under gurukula system after his high school
education. Practised Kathakali under many famous teachers namely Natyacharya
Thekkinkattil Ravunni Nair, Kunchu Nair, Kochugovindanaasan etc.
worked as performer, teacher, for 30 years, in various organizations such
as 'Darpana', Ahmedabad, International Kathakali Centre New Delhi, Gandhi
Seva Sadanam, Perur and lot of Kathakali Kalaries in India and abroad.
He is proficient in all types of characters in Kathakali, and favourites
are "Kathi", "Pacha", "Minukku" and "Kari" characters.
received many Awards from various organizations and eminent personalities
including Kalamandalam Award, K.N. Pisharodi Smaraka Award, recognition
from Kathakali clubs of Trichur, Irinjalakkuda, Alappuzha, Peringode etc.
Wife, one son who is computer professional and one daughter high school