K. J. Baby is an Indian writer and film director from the Kerala state. Baby's literary works include Nadugaddika, Mavelimantam and Bespurkana. Mavelimantam won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1994. Baby, along with his wife Shirly, founded Kanavu, an alternative school/commune for Wayanad's Adivasi children. He directed the film Guda which told the story of the Kattunayakar tribe.