- Chandramana Govindan Namboothiri
C.G Namboothiri was born in Chandramana Illam, Asamannoor, to C.S. Govindan Namboodiri and mother Devaki Antharjanam. He has a wife and four sons.
Govindan Namboothiri started learning Kathakali in 1947 under Kavunkal Chathunni Panikkar. After the 3 years study in Kerala he went to Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, Ahmedabad. Govindan Namboothiri also learnt under Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair and Mankulam Vishnu Namboothiri.
- Award from Kerala Sahithya Academy, 1994–1995
- "Senior Fellowship" for the research on 'Ilakiyattam' from Dept of Human Resources, 1997–1998
- Awarded "Thulasivanam" award for classical arts, 1999
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