K. Balachander

Actor, Director, Writer

Born: Nannilam, Madras Presidency, British India


Kailasam Balachander is an Indian producer, director and screenwriter for film. He has directed films in Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi. He is known for his distinct filmmaking style; the films he scripts and directs analyse unusual or complicated interpersonal relationships and social themes. In his career, he has contributed to the Tamil film industry in South India, and has introduced hundreds of actors, actresses into Tamil cinema including Kamal Hassan, Rajinikanth, Prakashraj and Vivek.

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