Born in 1956 in Allapuzha, a coastal district in Kerala, Madhusudhanan started drawing at a very young age. He studied Painting from Fine Arts College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, and Print Making at the Faculty of Fine Arts, MS University of Baroda, Gujarat.His artistic practice flows seamlessly across various mediums in art and cinema, including video art and narrative feature film. He has made several paintings based on Indian cinema. He has been honoured twice for his masterful use of the film medium by the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA), and he has received several international awards for his short fiction films. His work confronts India’s film history, her colonial period and contemporary war politics. He is deeply concerned with war, colonization, and man-made borders. Marxism and Buddhism have decisive influence on Madhusudhanan’s art.