Director Bala Biography, Age, Wiki, Wife, Movies, Images

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. He and his wife Muthumalar got divorced after 17 years of Marriage. They have a daughter named Prarthana.

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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.

Director Bala Biography

Real NameBala Subramanian
ProfessionIndian film directors, screenwriters, and producers
Date of Birth11 July 1966
Age56 (as of 2022)
Father NameYet to be Updated
Mother NameYet to be Updated
Height1.72 m
Weight64 Kg
Educational QualificationTamil literature
SchoolYet to be Updated
CollegeMadurai American College
HobbiesReading Books, and Listening Music
HometownUthamapalayam, Theni, Tamil Nadu
Wife NameMuthumalar
Current CityChennai, Tamil Nadu, Chennai

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Credited asNotes
1999SethuYesYesNoNational Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Director
Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
2001NandhaYesYesNoNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
2003PithamaganYesYesNoFilmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
2009Naan KadavulYesYesNoNational Film Award for Best Direction
Vijay Award for Best Director
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
2011Avan IvanYesYesNo 
2013ParadesiYesYesYesVijay 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
2015Chandi VeeranNoNoYes 
2016Tharai ThappattaiYesYesYes 

Director Bala Movie Awards

Sethu (1999)

2000Won47th National Film AwardBest Regional Film Award
2000WonTamilnadu State AwardsBest Director – Bala
  Tamilnadu State AwardsSpecial Prize – Vikram
2000WonFilmfare AwardsBest Director – Bala
  Filmfare AwardsSpecial Jury Award – Vikram
2000WonCinema ExpressBest Director – Bala
2000WonPepsi Film AwardsBest Director – Bala
2000WonDinakaran AwardBest Director – Bala

Nandha (2001)

2001WonTamilnadu State AwardsBest Film Special Prize
  Tamilnadu State AwardsBest Actor in Lead Role – Surya
  Tamilnadu State AwardsBest Cinematographer – R. Rathnavelu
  Tamilnadu State AwardsBest Actor in Supporting Role – Rajkiran
  51stAirtel Film Fans AwardsBest Director – Bala
  Filmfare AwardsBest Tamil Actress – Laila
2002Won22nd Cinema Express AwardsBest Director – Bala
2003WonDinakaran AwardsBest Director – Bala

Pithamagan (2003)

2004WonNational Film AwardsBest Actor – Vikram
2004WonTamilnadu State AwardsBest Actor – Vikram
  Tamilnadu State AwardsBest Actress – Laila
  Tamilnadu State AwardsBest Supporting Actress – Sangeetha
2004WonFilmfare AwardsBest Film
  Filmfare AwardsBest Supporting Actor – Surya
  Filmfare AwardsBest Supporting Actress – Sangeetha
  Filmfare AwardsBest Director – Bala
  Filmfare AwardsBest Actor – Vikram
  Filmfare AwardsBest Actress – Laila
2004WonITFABest Lyricist – PazhaniBharathi
   Best Playback Singer – SriramParthasarathy
2004WonPepsi Film AwardsBest Director – Bala
  Pepsi Film AwardsBest Actor in Comic Role – Karunas
2004WonDinakaran AwardsBest Director – Bala
  Dinakaran AwardsBest Actor – Vikram
  Dinakaran AwardsBest Cinematographer – Balasubramaniam
  Dinakaran AwardsBest Actress Supporting Role – Sangeetha
  Dinakaran AwardsBest Actor in Comic Role – Karunas

Naan Kadavul (2009)

2010Won56th National AwardBest Director – Bala
  56th National AwardBest Makeup – Sasi&Dasarathan
2010WonTANTIS Gold ID CardBest Director – Bala
2010WonTamilnadu State AwardBest Actress – Pooja
  Tamilnadu State AwardBest Cinematographer – Arthur A. Wilson
  Tamilnadu State AwardBest Villain – Rajendran
2009WonFilmfare AwardsBest Tamil Actress – Pooja
 NominatedFilmfare AwardsBest Director – Bala
  Filmfare AwardsBest Actor – Arya
  Filmfare AwardsBest Tamil Film
  Filmfare AwardsBest Tamil Supporting Actor – Rajendran
  Filmfare AwardsBest Tamil Lyricist – Ilayaraja
2010WonVijay AwardsBest Director – Bala
  Vijay AwardsBest Actress – Pooja
  Vijay AwardsBest Villain – Rajendran
  Vijay AwardsBest Makeup – Sasi&Dasarathan
  Vijay AwardsBest Male Playback Singer – Vijay Prakash

Avan Ivan (2011)

2012Nominated1st SIIMA AwardsBest Actor – Vishal
2012WonVijay AwardsBest Choreographer – Suchitra
  Vijay AwardsBest Makeup – Dasarathan
  Vijay AwardsBest Supporting Actor – GM Kumar

Paradesi (2013)

2012Won60th National Film AwardsBest Costume Design – PoornimaRamaswamy
2013WonLondon International Film FestivalBest Cinematography – Chezhiyan Ra
   Best Costume – PoornimaRamaswamy
 NominatedLondon International Film FestivalBest 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
 Won61stFilmfare Awards SouthBest Director – Bala
2013  Best Actor – AtharvaaMurali
   Best Supporting Actress – Dhansika
 Nominated61stFilmfare Awards SouthBest Actress – Vedhika
2013WonSICA AwardsBest Director – Bala
2014Won3rd SIIMA AwardsBest Director – Bala
   Best Film – Special Appreciation
 Nominated3rd SIIMA AwardsBest Film – Bala
   Best Cinematographer – Chezhiyan Ra
   Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Dhansika
2014WonNorway Tamil Film Festival AwardsBest Film – Bala
   Best Director – Bala
   Best Cinematographer – Chezhiyan Ra
   Best Actor – Atharvaa
2013Won11th Chennai International Film FestivalSpecial Jury Award – Atharvaa
2013WonAnandaVikatanBest Director – Bala
   Best Film
   Best Actor – Atharvaa
   Best Supporting Actress – Dhansika
   Best Cinematographer – Cheziyan Ra
   Best Costume – PoornimaRamaswamy
2014WonBehindwoods Gold SummitBest Direction – Bala
2013WonVijay AwardsBest Director – Bala
   Best Supporting Actress – Dhansika
   Best Costume Designer – PoornimaRamaswamy
 NominatedVijay AwardsBest Actress – Vedhika
2014WonScreen Moon AwardsBest Actress – Vedhika
2013WonTechofesBest Director – Bala
   Best Actor – AtharvaaMurali
   Best Actress – Vedhika
2013WonEdison AwardsBest Director – Bala
   Extreme Performance (Male) – AtharvaaMurali
   Extreme Performance (Female) – Vedhika

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