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Bala is an Indian film Director, Screenwriter, and Producer. He predominantly works for the Tamil Cinema. He is widely acclaimed for his Revolutionizing Tamil Cinema through his realistic, dark and disturbing depiction of the working class on the screen. He has made his directional debut with the Sethu in 1999, which gave a break to Vikram. Bala has received several awards and recognition for his work, including the National Film Award for the Best Director for his fourth feature film Naan Kadavul (2009). He has directed various films in Tamil Cinema. Check out below for Director Bala Wiki, Biography, Age, Wife, Movies, Images and More.

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Director Bala Profile And Career

Director Bala was born on 11 July 1966 in Madurai. He has completed his graduation of Tamil Literature from Madurai American College. He joined as an assistant director under acclaimed Tamil Director Balu Mahendra. He worked on five films with him, and all those have won a National Awards. Bala began his Directional debut with Sethu. His films are marked by complex characters and irreverent humor. The flavor and color which he captures with the eye of Connoisseur. He has gained high critical acclaim for handling serious issues retaining the entertainment value in his films.

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Name Bala
Real Name Bala Subramanian
Nickname Bala
Profession Indian film directors, screenwriters, and producers
Date of Birth 11 July 1966
Age 51
Father Name Yet to be Updated
Mother Name Yet to be Updated
Height 1.72 m
Weight 64 Kg
Religion Hindu
Educational Qualification Tamil literature
School Yet to be Updated
College Madurai American College
Hobbies Reading Books, and Listening Music
Hometown Uthamapalayam, Theni, Tamil Nadu
Nationality Indian
Married Yes
Wife Name Muthumalar
Current City Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Chennai

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Director Bala Movies List

Year Film Credited as Notes
Director Writer Producer
1999 Sethu Yes Yes No National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Director
Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
2001 Nandha Yes Yes No Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
2003 Pithamagan Yes Yes No Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
2005 Maayavi No No Yes
2009 Naan Kadavul Yes Yes No National Film Award for Best Direction
Vijay Award for Best Director
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
2011 Avan Ivan Yes Yes No
2013 Paradesi Yes Yes Yes
  • Vijay Award for Best Director
  • SIIMA Award for Best Director
  • Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
  • Nominated—Best Film at the London Film Festival
  • Nominated—Best Director of a Foreign Film at the London Film Festival
  • Nominated—Best Foreign Language Feature Film at the London Film Festival
  • Nominated—Best Director of a Foreign Feature Film at the London Film Festival
2014 Pisaasu No No Yes
2015 Chandi Veeran No No Yes
2016 Tharai Thappattai Yes Yes Yes
2018 Naachiyaar Yes Yes Yes

Director Bala Movie Awards

Sethu (1999)

Year Result Awards Category/Recipient(s)
2000 Won 47th National Film Award Best Regional Film Award
2000 Won Tamilnadu State Awards Best Director – Bala
Tamilnadu State Awards Special Prize – Vikram
2000 Won Filmfare Awards Best Director – Bala
Filmfare Awards Special Jury Award – Vikram
2000 Won Cinema Express Best Director – Bala
2000 Won Pepsi Film Awards Best Director – Bala
2000 Won Dinakaran Award Best Director – Bala

Nandha (2001)

Year Result Awards Category/Recipient(s)
2001 Won Tamilnadu State Awards Best Film Special Prize
Tamilnadu State Awards Best Actor in Lead Role – Surya
Tamilnadu State Awards Best Cinematographer – R. Rathnavelu
Tamilnadu State Awards Best Actor in Supporting Role – Rajkiran
51stAirtel Film Fans Awards Best Director – Bala
Filmfare Awards Best Tamil Actress – Laila
2002 Won 22nd Cinema Express Awards Best Director – Bala
2003 Won Dinakaran Awards Best Director – Bala

Pithamagan (2003)

Year Result Awards Category/Recipient(s)
2004 Won National Film Awards Best Actor – Vikram
2004 Won Tamilnadu State Awards Best Actor – Vikram
Tamilnadu State Awards Best Actress – Laila
Tamilnadu State Awards Best Supporting Actress – Sangeetha
2004 Won Filmfare Awards Best Film
Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actor – Surya
Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress – Sangeetha
Filmfare Awards Best Director – Bala
Filmfare Awards Best Actor – Vikram
Filmfare Awards Best Actress – Laila
2004 Won ITFA Best Lyricist – PazhaniBharathi
Best Playback Singer – SriramParthasarathy
2004 Won Pepsi Film Awards Best Director – Bala
Pepsi Film Awards Best Actor in Comic Role – Karunas
2004 Won Dinakaran Awards Best Director – Bala
Dinakaran Awards Best Actor – Vikram
Dinakaran Awards Best Cinematographer – Balasubramaniam
Dinakaran Awards Best Actress Supporting Role – Sangeetha
Dinakaran Awards Best Actor in Comic Role – Karunas

Naan Kadavul (2009)

Year Result Awards Category/Recipient(s)
2010 Won 56th National Award Best Director – Bala
56th National Award Best Makeup – Sasi&Dasarathan
2010 Won TANTIS Gold ID Card Best Director – Bala
2010 Won Tamilnadu State Award Best Actress – Pooja
Tamilnadu State Award Best Cinematographer – Arthur A. Wilson
Tamilnadu State Award Best Villain – Rajendran
2009 Won Filmfare Awards Best Tamil Actress – Pooja
Nominated Filmfare Awards Best Director – Bala
Filmfare Awards Best Actor – Arya
Filmfare Awards Best Tamil Film
Filmfare Awards Best Tamil Supporting Actor – Rajendran
Filmfare Awards Best Tamil Lyricist – Ilayaraja
2010 Won Vijay Awards Best Director – Bala
Vijay Awards Best Actress – Pooja
Vijay Awards Best Villain – Rajendran
Vijay Awards Best Makeup – Sasi&Dasarathan
Vijay Awards Best Male Playback Singer – Vijay Prakash

Avan Ivan (2011)

Year Result Awards Category/Recipient(s)
2012 Nominated 1st SIIMA Awards Best Actor – Vishal
2012 Won Vijay Awards Best Choreographer – Suchitra
Vijay Awards Best Makeup – Dasarathan
Vijay Awards Best Supporting Actor – GM Kumar

Paradesi (2013)

Year Result Awards Category/Recipient(s)
2012 Won 60th National Film Awards Best Costume Design – PoornimaRamaswamy
2013 Won London International Film Festival Best Cinematography – Chezhiyan Ra
Best Costume – PoornimaRamaswamy
Nominated London International Film Festival Best Film of the Festival – Bala
Best Director of a Foreign Film – Bala
Best Foreign Language Feature Film – Bala
Best Director of a Foreign Feature Film – Bala
Best Lead Actor – AtharvaaMurali
Best Music – G.V. Prakash Kumar
Won 61stFilmfare Awards South Best Director – Bala
2013 Best Actor – AtharvaaMurali
Best Supporting Actress – Dhansika
Nominated 61stFilmfare Awards South Best Actress – Vedhika
2013 Won SICA Awards Best Director – Bala
2014 Won 3rd SIIMA Awards Best Director – Bala
Best Film – Special Appreciation
Nominated 3rd SIIMA Awards Best Film – Bala
Best Cinematographer – Chezhiyan Ra
Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Dhansika
2014 Won Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards Best Film – Bala
Best Director – Bala
Best Cinematographer – Chezhiyan Ra
Best Actor – Atharvaa
2013 Won 11th Chennai International Film Festival Special Jury Award – Atharvaa
2013 Won AnandaVikatan Best Director – Bala
Best Film
Best Actor – Atharvaa
Best Supporting Actress – Dhansika
Best Cinematographer – Cheziyan Ra
Best Costume – PoornimaRamaswamy
2014 Won Behindwoods Gold Summit Best Direction – Bala
2013 Won Vijay Awards Best Director – Bala
Best Supporting Actress – Dhansika
Best Costume Designer – PoornimaRamaswamy
Nominated Vijay Awards Best Actress – Vedhika
2014 Won Screen Moon Awards Best Actress – Vedhika
2013 Won Techofes Best Director – Bala
Best Actor – AtharvaaMurali
Best Actress – Vedhika
2013 Won Edison Awards Best Director – Bala
Extreme Performance (Male) – AtharvaaMurali
Extreme Performance (Female) – Vedhika

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