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Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri, the noted Poet, Lyrist, Music Composer, Actor, Singer, Screenplay Writer and Great Performer of Individual Carnatic Music Concerts is son of well known singer late Keshavan Namboothiri popularly known as Kannadi Bhagavathar (disciple of Chembai Vaidyanathan Bhagavathar) and Aditi Antharjanam. He got his Veda education from his grand father. Later on he continued his education under many well known gurus (teachers) like Parassi Thamburan, SVS Panicker etc. He also pursued his studies in acting and music at Natyagruha. He is popularly known as Kaithapram, and every Payyanurian is proud of this great versatile personality.
Shri Kaithapram made his entry into Malayalam Cinema as a Lyrist in one of the ever time hit song “Devadundubi Ragalayam” through the film “Ennennum Kannettante” directed by Shri Fazil. After the great hit of this song, he never had to look back and so far he has written lyrics for more than 300 films. He acted in many films starting from “Swathithurunal” to “His Highness Abdulla” to the latest film “Theerthadanam” based on a story of famous Malayalam writer M.T. Vasudevan Nair. It is important to note that he has played the character of a Classic or Semi-Classic Singer in most of the films. The songs of his first film “Desadanam” as a Music Composer was an ever time hit in the history of Malayalam Cinema. The film “Sopanam” which was directed by Shri Jayaraj is based on the story and Screenplay of Kaithapram. Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri is married to Devi Antharjanam and they have blessed with two children; Deepankuran and Devadarshan. Deepankuran is a singer and sung for various films including “Desadanam” as well as Devotional Songs. The Malayalam Cinema Music Director Kaithapram Viswanathan Nambuthiri who is running Sruthilaya Music School at Payyanur is brother of Shri Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri. Also Shri Kaithapram is the Managing Trustee of Swathithirunal Kala Kendram (Music School) at Kozhikode catering to more than 400 music students. Shri Kaithapram is recipient of numerous prestigious awards from various Government and cultural organizations in Kerala