Prabha Varma is a veteran journalist, poet, and anchor. He was born on 24th July 1959 at Kadapra, Thiruvalla. His parents were T.K Narayan Namboothiri and N. Pankajakshi Thampuratty. An award-winning literati who got his primary education from Devasworm Board College, Parumala , and his degree of Master in English from NSS Hindu College and LL.B from Kerala Law Academy. He was a political enthusiast since his college day. During the emergency in 1975-77, he was an active member of Student Federations of India, a youth wing of CPI (Marxist).
His prestige was honored with notable awards such as Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Vayalar Award, Asian Prize, Ulloor Award Vallathol Award, etc. Apart from this he also is media advisor to
, Cheif Minister of Kerala As of now, he has won several awards for his excellence as poetry and Journalism. The published literature consists of nine collections of a poem and four essays on criticism, books on socio-political issues, etc.
His notable songs were for the movie Kalaapam. His novel Shyama Madhavam, spread across several chapters, won Sahitya Akademi Award, the Kerala Sahitya Academy Award, and the Vayalar Award. The 60-year old poet has also been into parliamentary reporting for about a decade. During this tenure, he received Kerala State Journalism Award and Media award for special mention in TV awards.