Kalamandalam Ramachandran Unnithan was
born on March 8, 1951. His father is Vasu Pillai and mother is Gomathiamma.
After passing his 7th, he learned Kathakali in Kerala Kalamandalam from 1962 to 1975 and passed Diploma of 6 years and Post Graduation. He practiced Kathakali under Kareepra Vasu Pillai, Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair, Kalamandalam Gopi and Sadanam Krishnan Kutty. His expertise is in in "Thadi" characters.
Has received Awards from Kollam Kathakali Club, Kottayam Kaliarangu, Alappuzha Kathakali Club, Alappuzha Kala Kshethram, Bombay Keli, and H.R.D. Fellowship.
Family: Wife Sreekumari, son Abhilash Kannan, daughters Ramya and Reshmi.