Margi Madhu trained under his father, Moozhikkulam Kochukuttan Chakiar and his paternal uncle, Dr Ammannoor Madhavachakkiar. He is Assistant Professor and currently Head Department of Theatre, Sreesankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala. He is the author of five books and numerous articles on Koodiyattam. He has received the Sanskriti National Award for young artists, Yuva Kala Ratna Award, Theatre Pasta International Award, and the Kerala Kalamandalam Award. He has written several acting manuals and has performed in over 15 countries outside India. He has also collaborated on cross cultural experimental drama performances in many countries including Japan, Germany, Korea, and Singapore.