A civil engineer by education, Kesavan Nambudiri has been involved in theatre since his school and college days. Having travelled across India as an engineer (1984- 1998), he has been exposed to the rich and diversified theatre practices of India. His creative contribution to the organisation Keli-Mumbai, as its founding member, was significant to its conceptual derivation and vision. Since 1998, Kesavan has been actively involved in Kerala theatre in several roles like theatre documentation, art management, and writing on theatre. Since 2010, he has been the Coordinator for the International Theatre Festival of Kerala, organized by Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi, an autonomous body for the promotion of theatre, music, and other performing arts under Department of Culture, Govt. of Kerala. He is the Director of Theatreconnekt, an organisation working for interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogues and practices, documentation, and art management.