J. Wahabdeen writes poetry, short stories, novels, short films, plays and songs and has received a number of awards for his work.

He has also directed and acted in short films such as ‘Peralai’ and ‘Kalangiya Vilihel’.

He is a part-time broadcaster at Pirai FM and was honoured as Young Artiste for the Eastern Province at the Tamil Literary Festival in 2016.

His novel ‘Kalavan Kathikal’ is shortlisted for the Fairway National Literary Award 2016 in Tamil Language.