Bala

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Birthday
11, 1966
Birthplace
India
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
11, 1966 (age 52)
Birthplace
India

About

Widely recognized for "revolutionizing Tamil cinema," he is a director, screenwriter and producer who won the National Film Award for Best Director for his 2009 film Naan Kadavul. His filmography as a director includes Sethu, Nandha, Pithamagan, Naan Kadavul, Avan Ivan, Paradesi and Tharai Thappattai.

Before Fame

Though not interested in school, he studied Tamil Literature at The American College in Madurai. He first worked in the film industry as an assistant director to Balu Mahendra.

Trivia

He produced the films Maayavi, Pisaasu and Chandi Veeran, but did not direct them.

Family Life

He was born in Periyakulam, Theni, Tamil Nadu, India. He has a daughter with Muthu Malar, whom he married in 2004.

Associated With

His National Film Award-winning film Naan Kadavul starred Arya.