Manoj Kuroor is a Malayalam lyricist and poet, Born on May 31, 1971, in Kottayam, Kerala. He is the son of Sreedevi Andarjanam and Kuroor Cheriya Vasudevan Namboothiri. He is the grandson of Kathakali craftsman Kuroor Vasudevan Namboothiri. Manoj took in Kathakali, and Thayambaka melam from his dad and afterward from Aayamkudi Kuttappa Marar. He played Chenda for Kathakali since 1989. Manoj learned at Baselius College in Kottayam, St. Berchmans College in Changanassery, and after that at School of Letters in Kottayam.
From the School of Letters, Manoj got MPhil for his examination of musicality structures in Kunchan Nambiar's Harineeswayamvaram Thullal. He granted doctorate by a similar establishment for his exploration of folk rhythms in present-day Malayalam poetry. He joined N. S. S. School in Pandalam as Malayalam speaker in 1997. He is currently Associate Professor in the Malayalam division at N. S. S. Hindu College in Changanassery. He hitched N. Sandhyadevi, and they have a little girl and a son. Manoj created two Kathakali lyrics Bhagavad Geetha and Panchali Dhananjayam during his school days.
He won the Kunchu Pillai Memorial Award for Young Poets for his sonnet Thrithala Kesavan in 1997, which depended on the Thayambaka master Thrithaka Kesava Poduval. His previously distributed verse accumulation Uthamapurushan Katha Parayumpol contains 30 ballads. Pundit E. P. Rajagopalan and post-present day writer A. C. Sreehari, in their examination, brings up that Manoj pursues the unusual method of narrating in poetry.
For this book, Manoj won the S. B. T. Verse Award in 2005. In October of 2005, he published a fiction ballad named Coma in Bhashaposhini, which later distributed as an independent book in 2006. For this book, he won the Kanakasree Award of Kerala Sahitya Akademi in 2007. Manoj distributed over 50 articles on different themes, for example, western classical music, literature, traditional works of art, film, famous music, cyberculture, and folklore art forms. He likewise composes sonnets and critical analysis in contemporary publications. Some of his works incorporated into the prospectuses of different colleges in Kerala. Manoj made tunes for a few motion pictures, including a three-scene Aattakatha for the movie Vanaprastham. He made music for two out of P. Balachandran's shows Theater Therapy and Maya Seethangam: Oru Punyapuranaprasna Nadakam.