Kalamandalam Ratheesan, son of renowned Kathakali artiste Oyoor Kochu Govinda pillai started his training in Kathakali at the tender age of six from his father and later joined Kalamandalam for further training. He was awarded the National Scholarship by the Government of India and had the opportunity to train under a great teacher, the late Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair. He joined Margi in 1984 and has performed in almost all countries in Europe and Asia.
A renowned artist from the soil of cultural heritage village,oyoor where a number of artist were born.
Kalamandalam Ratheesan laid his contribution to improve popularity of a divine art like kadhakali.
He is famous in pacha vesham and kari.As Hanuman he making an outstanding perfomance..