• Born date: 1945-05-23
  • Born in: Travancore
  • Death date: 1991-01-24
  • Death in: Kerala

P. Padmarajan (Malayalam: പി. പത്മരാജന്‍; 23 May 1946 – 24 January 1991) was an Indian author, screenwriter, and film director who was known for his landmark works in Malayalam literature and Malayalam cinema. Padmarajan was the founder of a new school of film making in Malayalam, along with Bharathan, in the 1980s, which created films that were widely received while also being critically acclaimed.Padmarajan was noted for his fine and detailed screenwriting and expressive direction style.