Anitha Thampi is a Malayalam poet and translator from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
She has published four collections of poetry : Muttamatikkumpol (While Sweeping the Frontyard / 2004), Azhakillaathavayellam (All that are bereft of beauty / 2010), Alappuzha Vellam (Alappuzha Water / 2016) and a trilingual co-authored collection, A Different Water (2018). A collection of her translations of Australian poet Les Murray was published in a bilingual edition in 2007. She has also translated I Saw Ramallah, autobiographical monologue of Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti into Malayalam in 2017. Her other translated works include the Spanish classic Platero and I and the Italian classic Pinocchio.
She had her formal education in chemical engineering and did her PhD in waste management from IIT Bombay.