Kalamandalam Raman Namboothiri was
born on Aug 19, 1951. His father is E.D. Damodaran Namboothiri and mother is Sreedevi Antharjanam.
After his primary education upto 8th he learned Chenda for 6 1/2 years under Pallassana Chandra Mannadiyar and Kalamandalam Achunni Poduval. Now he is working as Chenda Teacher in R.L.V Music College, Thripunithura.
Has participated in Kathakali performances all around India and in foreign countries like Sweden, Japan, Thailand, Tunisia, Germany, England, Sri Lanka etc.
Has received Kottarakkara Thampuran Award, M.S. Namboothiri Smaraka award, Thirunakkara Devaswom Award, Moovattupuzha Kathakali Club Award etc.