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Sreekumar was born in Kerala, in 1950s, to Malabar Gopalan Nair (d. 1973), a harmonist and a classical vocalist. His mother was a music teacher, who retired in 1960s. His brother M.G. Radhakrishnan is a senior music director at All India Radio Trivandrum, and his sister Dr. K Omanakutty is a Carnatic vocalist, and a Kathakali dancer.
Sreekumar studied at Government Model School, Thiruvananthapuram with Mohanlal, Priyadarshan, and Suresh Kumar. He married Lekha, the youngest daughter of P.Neelakata Pillai, a senior criminal advocate from Thakkalay. He worked as a bank officer State Bank of Travancore from 1982 to 1986.
Sreekumar made his film debut in the film Coolie. He hosts a celebrity music quiz programme on television and he is one of the permanent judges of a song program named Idea Star Singer at Asianet.
Kerala State Awards:
National Award for Best Singer