Dr. E S Neelakantan was born on 5th August 1967 in Kannimangalam Village, Palakkad District, Kerala. He graduated in Statistics from Loyola College, Chennai in the year 1987 with distinction. Qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in the year 1992 ,he has been in continuous Audit practice ever since. He became a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in the year 2002.  He is also a qualified Information Systems Auditor.

He developed interest in Astrology by reading the works of Dr. B. V. Raman . He learnt Astrology in a formal way under Prof. K. V. Seshadrinatha Sastri , a renowned authority on Jyothisa and Ayurveda. For his thesis on Medical Astrology, he was awarded Ph.d. , by Sri Chandrasekarendra University, Kancheepuram, which is recognized as a Deemed University in the year 2005.  He is at present a regular contributor to three of the leading journals on Astrology in India viz, Express Star Teller , Modern Astrology and Astrological e Magazine. Neelakantan lives in Chennai with his wife Bhavani who is an Investment Consultant and son,Goutham Subrahmanyan.