Author of four best-selling Malayalam novels: Alpha, Francis Itty Cora ,Sugandhi Enna Andal Devanayaki and Mama Africa, T. D. Ramakrishnan is also a translator and screen writer. He is the recipient of many awards including Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award and the prestigious Vayalar Award. He has written the script and dialogues of Olu, the opening movie of Indian Panorama in IFFI Goa 2018 directed by vetran director Shaji N Karun.
The English translation of Sugandhi Alias Andal Deavanayaki published by Harper Collins longlisted for DSC South Asian Literature Prize 2019. He introduced several Tamil literary works to Keralites and has won the E. K. Divakaran Potti Award for Best Translator in 2007.