OS Unnikrishnan(born 1973) is a lyricist. He was brought up in Mundancavu, a small village in Chengannur of Alappuzha district, Kerala and is the only son of Shivasankara Pillai and Thankamma. OS’s father was a farmer and the family had to suffer financial crises.
He did his schooling at Kallissery High School, Chengannur, and pursued graduation from Christian College, Chengannur and Distance Education from Calicut University. OS Unnikrishnan is married to Jyothi and has three children: Gautham, Gouri, and Ganga.
The family lives in Umayattukara, Kallissery, Alappuzha, Kerela. OS Unnikrishnan loves writing and has composed wonderful songs. OS was an LIC agent by profession since 1999, but he kept chasing his dreams of becoming a lyricist and is now a very popular lyricist in Malayalam film industry.
OS Unnikrishnan’s life changed in Saraswathi Vaidika Gurukula Kendra founded by Acharya Narendra Bhoosan. Acharya Narendra Bhoosan helped OS learn Sanskrit and Vedic Philosophy. OS shifted his focus to Padayani which is a traditional folk dance and ritual art from Central Travancore and OS’s native place Mundancavu is famous for Padayani, so this made him more interested in this field.
Unnikrishnan said that the rhythm of Pamba river, mystic blending of music and dance in Padayni inspired him a lot which paved his way towards the Malayalam industry making him a popular lyricist. This school changed him into a selfless human being and from here he began to realize his dreams and talent of writing songs which led him to the Malayalam film industry and made him a very successful lyricist.
OS got an opportunity for the first time in 2010 in a thriller movie Avan, directed by Nandan Kavil. OS Unnikrishnan wrote many songs like Analakkannai, Thozha En Thozha, Vazhiyorathenno, Maayaathe Nilppu, Shadamgurapura, Agnijwaalayaay, Oru Kunjukaattin, Poy Maranjo in the movie Avan in 2010, directed by Nandan Kavil, and Ithra Pakalinodu, Aaranu Maanathe, Pularoli Pakarum in the film Lasagu in 2014, the director being Sumod Gopu.
OS has rewarded the Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyrics in 2014 for the film Lasagu directed by Sumod Gopu. OS Unnikrishnan is the rising star of Malayalam movie songs. He has got many films under his belt and also has penned down many songs. OS Unnikrishnan, even in his free time, prefers writing songs. He has already written many songs for upcoming movies.