Kalaikkal Kumaran (born in 1919 at Vaikkom, Kottayam district, Kerala) was a noted Malayalam film and drama actor. He was known for his comedy roles in dramas by Kalidasa Kalakendram. He acted in 65 films and more than 150 dramas. He appeared more than 15000 stages. His first drama was kathirukanakili by kerala theatre of Ponkunnam Varkey. Other famous dramas are doctor, kathirukanakili, althara, muthuchippi, kadalpalam, swantham lekhakan, yudhabhoomi, samgamam, more than 150 dramas. He received many Kerala state awards. Kumaran was a member of Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi. Kalaikkal Kumaran was supposed to create a record for appearing on more than 20,000 stages but he lost his vision due to cataracts and left the field.