Hameed Chennamangaloor is a prominent social critic in Kerala. He is a staunch critic of religious fundamentalism. Hameed Chennamangaloor has authored several books in Malayalam. Public speeches, radio talks and article writing are some of his other interests. Hameed has also been frequently interviewed about matters relating to contemporary affairs in the press and on the television.
After getting his BA and MA degrees, he began his career in the Banking Field. Later, he took up a job under the Department of Higher Education, Government of Kerala, as a lecturer of English language and literature. He became the Head of the Department of English at Government Arts and Science College, Kozhikode in 2002, a position which he held until his retirement in 2003.