Kabilan Vairamuthu is a writer and activist from South India. He is the son of the Tamil poet and lyricist Vairamuthu. He published his first book at 18. He is the author of five poetry collections, a short story collection and novels. Kabilan is the second son of authors Vairamuthu and Ponmani Vairamuthu. Vairamuthu is a lyricist and a six-time National Award winner.
Ponmani, a Tamil scholar, published poetry collections and a novel and worked as a lecturer in Meenakshi College for Women, Chennai for 22 years. Kabilan's elder brother Madhan Karky has a doctorate in sensor networks and is a lyricist. Kabilan worked in a software company. After two years he decided to switch to journalism and media.
He pursued his Masters in Communication for Social Change in the University of Queensland, Australia. Currently he is an executive producer in Puthiya Thalaimurai and is involved in the production of programs motivating young audience.