Vijayakrishnan was born in 1952 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He is a well-known film critic as well as a film director who also writes stories and movie reviews. Vijayakrishnan has received eight State Awards, one National Award, and two Critics Awards, among many others. Vijayakrishnan is a well known film historian in India.
Vijayakrishnan was a member of the Kerala State Film Award Committee and the Indian Panorama Selection Committee for Filmotsav 1986. At present he was a member of the Indian Central Board for Film Certification, the Secretary of the Kerala Children's Film Society, and President of CONTACT.