A native of Kasaragod, Santhosh Echikkanam is a popular short story writer and a script writer. He completed graduation in Malayalam and PG Diploma in journalism. He has won many honours including Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Padmaprabha Award, Akbar Kakkattil Award, Karur Janmashatabdi Award, Pravasi Basheer Award, Padmarajan Award, Bhasha Sahitya Parishad Award and Cherukad Award among others.

His major books include Ottavathil, Kathapathrangalum Pankeduthavarum, Oru Chithrakathayila, Nattukkar, Komala, Naranayum Paravayayum, Pakal Swapnathil Veyilukayan Vanna Oru Nari, Swasam and Biriyani. He penned the script of movies like Nidra, Annayum Rasoolum, Bachelor Party, Njan Steve Lopez, Idukki Gold, Chandrettan Evideya and Aby.