Narendra Prasad was born on 26th December 1946 at Mavelikkara, Kerala. He obtained his pre-degree from Bishop Moore College, a degree in Mathematics from N.S.S College, Pandalam and later joined Institute of English-University of Kerala to do his post-graduation in English Literature and Language. He entered the film world at a young age as a stage actor and acted in nearly 150 films. He was quite ambitious, and his career was not limited to acting.
He joined Bishop Moore College as an English Lecturer in the year 1967 where he taught only for a year as he joined the government service in the year 1968. He continued as a government lecturer for almost 21 years and worked at Government Arts College, Trivandrum, Government Victoria College, Palakkad as well as at University College, Thiruvananthapuram. He was appointed as a Director of School of Letters of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. He was married to Nanda Prasad and had two beautiful daughters named Divya and Deepa.
He wrote the script of the film Asthikal Pookunnu, which was his debut on the silver screen. He worked in the Malayalam film industry for almost 15 years and was awarded Kerala SahityaAkademi Award for his play Souparnika in 1985, SangeethaNataka Award, State Award for Best Supporting Actor for Malayalam drama film Paithrukamand many more. He also formed a drama troupe ‘Natyagraham’ in the 1980s and composed, directed as well as produced several plays. He was not only an exceptional actor, professor, playwright but also wrote the popular literary novelAlanjavarAnveshichavar. His most appreciated works include UlsavaMelam, Yadav, SthalathePradhanaPayyans, AaramThamburan, JadiParanjalEntheandPeruvazhiyileKariyilakal.
He died on 3rd November 2003 at Kozhikode, Kerala due to cardio-respiratory arrest. A documentary film ArangozhinjaAksharaPrabhuwas created by Arun S Kulakkara as a symbol of respect for the exceptional contribution of Late Narendra Prasad’s to the film industry.