R. Sreekandan Nair can be easily named as the first superstar of Malayalam television. R. Sreekandan Nair was not only the TV presenter but also the scriptwriter and content producer of many shows in various Kerala TV channels. When television was in its nascent stage, his experiments with TV shows created such an enormous impact in the minds of audiences that he had reigned the TV domain as host, presenter, and even sat on a throne as vice-president of a channel, etc. When he was provided the opportunity to become a TV presenter of a program ‘
’, for Trivandrum Doordarshan, he was just thrilled. That was his first break as a TV presenter.
When Asianet was launched, he was the Chairperson of the channel and took a new initiated to launch a talk show. He generated more popularity for a talk show '‘Nammal Thammi' which was telecast in the Asianet TV channel for a long-duration of 15 years without a break. He took the leadership of the event management division of Asianet and made it a profit making company. We all believe that this dream was a seed planted by R. Sreekandan Nair, who just made headlines nationally to make Asianet Channel a Rs 300 crore company. Later, of course, STAR Group took over the Asianet channel. Soon, another new TV channel surfaced in the hearts of Kerala state and Malayala Manorama prepared for its launch in October 2011, and he was engaged as a consultant to the Entertainment Television operations of the channel. This TV became more popular since its launch and Nair’s association with the channel remained intact.
Earlier to this, he was even a popular radio broadcaster for All India Radio and even had the privilege of being a presenter of ‘
Sreekandan Nair Show
’ on Asianet Radio operating from the Middle East and FM stations of Kerala. Nair was also the producer of a very popular talk show named ‘
’ which was telecast in Mazhavil Manorama GEC. He is also a producer of a super hit television show ‘
’ in Mazhavil Manorama. R. Sreekandan Nair is also a writer of books and screenwriter for many films and TV series.