N. P. Rajendran is the chairman of Kerala Press Academy. After post graduating in Economics in 1981 he joined Mathrubhumi and currently he serves as the deputy editor of Mathrubhumi. Before decorating this position he donned many roles including reporter, sub-editor and news editor before moving to the present position. Since 1995 he is writing a popular political column in Mathrubhumi daily and blogs at www.nprajendran.com.
N. P. Rajendran won several awards for his investigative reports including Vajrasooji award, The Santhi Madom Sneha Rajyam Media Awards 2008, K Balakrishnan award â€“ 2010, New York India Press Club award â€“ 2010, C.H. Mohammed Koya Journalism Awards for the year 2011. He has six books to his credit, two of which are on media.