Balakrishnan was the minister for Co-operation, Khadi and Village Industries, and Pollution Control -Government of Kerala under the Oommen Chandy Ministry.
Balakrishnan became the representative in the Wadakkanchery constituency in Kerala after winning in the 2011 State Election.
Balakrishnan was the child of Shri Narayanan Ezhuthachan and Smt. Paruamma.
He finished his instruction in Sree Ramakrishnasramam school.
He started his life as a Khadi specialist.
Balakrishnan, later wedded Thankamoney educator who is an individual from Arakkal family, Followed by two little girls C B Geetha and Mini Balram.
C.N Balakrishnan passed away at 84 years old.