Balu Mahendra

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Birthday
20, 1939
Birthplace
Sri Lanka
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1939 (age 79)
Birthplace
Sri Lanka

About

Six-time National Film Award winning filmmaker remembered for acclaimed Indian films like Kokila. He won awards for directing, cinematography, and screenwriting during his illustrious career.

Before Fame

He was inspired to become a filmmaker after witnessing the filming of the classic World War II film The Bridge on the River Kwai.

Trivia

His 1980 film Moodu Pani was a loose remake of the classic Hitchcock thriller Psycho.

Family Life

He was married to the actress Shoba, who died in 1980.

Associated With

He and fellow Indian director Goutam Ghose have both won National Film Awards for Best Cinematography.

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