Madhupal is an actor, writer, and director. He is better known as a writer than an actor, with his collections of short stories turning popular. Madhupal has worked in most of the departments of filmmaking: scripting, directing and acting. During his school days, right from class five, Madhupal used to write stories for Poombatta and Balayugam. Madhupal's association with cinema dates back to the time when he was a kid in Palakkad. His father was running a cinema theatre, besides holding a job in Kerala State Electricity Board. After his post-graduation and journalism course, he turned to the film world. Unfortunately, many of the projects he was associated with an associate director or scriptwriter never saw the light of day, a movie with Mohanlal in the lead was one. Another was Yamanam, which was directed by Bharath Gopi.
Madhupal assisted Rajeev Anchal in Butterflies and Kashmeeram. He turned actor in Kashmeeram because they could not find someone to do that role. It was a negative role and more of such roles came his way after that. Finally, Madhupal found success on the small screen, both as an actor and director. He won the Critic's Award for the second best actor for his role of Hari in the series on MT Kathakal, called Kazhcha, telecast on Amritha TV. He also assisted Jude Attipetty in the direction of Shararandal a 13-part serial. He directed and acted in about 10 serials and did a couple of documentaries for the Water Authority, Public Works Department and Sports Council after which he started writing for several Malayalam magazines.
He was assistant director for the movie, Made in the USA; which had Madhavan in the lead.
Madhupal has drawn more and more into the world of letters. Social activities also keep him occupied. He was engaged in several projects to help the tsunami-affected, as he is also associated with Shantigiri Ashram.
His wife is Rekha Vasumathi and is blessed with two children by name Maadhavi and Meenakshi.