Eminent South Indian filmmaker K. Balachander passes away

Eminent South Indian filmmaker and Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner Kailasam Balachander passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He was 84.

About K. Balachander

  • He was a multi-lingual filmmaker and has directed many films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi.
  • His film career spanned over 45 years and made his debut in 1965 with the Tamil film ‘Neerkumizhi’.
  • He has written, directed and produced more than 100 films.
  • He is considered as guru and mentor of south Indian film legend Rajinikanth. He had introduced Rajinikanth in his film Apporva Raagangal in the year 1975. He was also mentor of Kamal Haasan.
  • Awards: He has won 9 national film awards, several Filmfare awards and Kalaimamani award given by Tamil Nadu government. He was a recipient of the Padma Shri and Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2010.
  • His Critically acclaimed and well-known films: Aval Oru Thodar Kathai, Sindhu Bhairavi, Manmadha Leelai, Anthuleni Katha and Moondru Mudichu.

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