Bala (actor)

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Bala
Born
Bala Kumar

Occupation
  • Actor
  • director
Years active2003–present
Spouse(s)
Amrutha Suresh
(m. 2010; div. 2019)
ChildrenAvantika Balakumar
RelativesSiva (brother)

Bala is an Indian film actor and director, who appears in Malayalam and Tamil films. He made his debut in the Tamil film Anbu (2003), before finding success as an actor in Malayalam films.

Early life[edit]

Bala was born into a family closely associated with the film industry, with his grandfather being the owner of the Arunachala Studios. His father, Jeyakumar, directed over 350 films and documentaries, while his brother Siva has worked as a director and cinematographer in films.[1]

Career[edit]

He made his debut in the Tamil film Anbu (2003). Since then he acted and found success in a number of Malayalam films. He received appreciation for his role in the 2009 film Puthiya Mukham. He made a comeback to Tamil cinema in 2014 with the Ajith Kumar-starrer Veeram.[2] The film, directed by Directed by his brother Siva, the film was a critical and commercial success.[3]

Bala made his directorial debut with the 2012 Malayalam action film The Hit List, in which he played the leading role. In 2015 and 2016, he performed notable roles in the period romantic drama Ennu Ninte Moideen and the action film Pulimurugan and Lucifer are the highest-grossing Malayalam films of all time.

Personal life[edit]

On 27 August 2010, he married Idea Star Singer-fame Malayali singer Amrutha Suresh at Kochi, Kerala.[4] They have a daughter, Avantika, born on September 2012.Actress Abhirami Suresh is Bala's sister-in-law.[5] The couple divorced in 2019 after living separately for three years.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Language Notes
2003 Anbu Anbu Tamil
2003 Kadhal Kisu Kisu Sriram Tamil
2004 Amma Appa Chellam Chellam Tamil
2006 Kalinga Kalinga Tamil
2006 Kalabham Shajahan aka Arjun Malayalam
2007 Hareendran Oru Nishkalankan Commn. Rajan Mathew Malayalam
2007 Big B Murugan John Kurishingal Malayalam
2008 Aayudham Anwar Malayalam
2008 Bullet Malayalam
2008 SMS Kichan Malayalam
2008 Sound of Boot Rahul Krishna Malayalam
2008 Chempada Manu Malayalam
2009 Manjal Veyil Ravi Tamil
2009 Venalmaram Vinayakan Malayalam
2009 Puthiya Mukham Sudhi Malayalam
2009 Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded Special Appearance Malayalam
2010 Black Stallion Ameer Usman Malayalam
2010 Alexander The Great Manu Malayalam
2010 Ringtone Krishna Malayalam
2010 Avan P. V. Krishnan Malayalam
2010 Patham Adhyayam Achu Malayalam
2010 Chapter 6 Telugu
2010 Sahasram Vaishakhan Malayalam
2010 Chaverpada Visal Sabhapathy Malayalam
2011 Kayam Sasikuttan Malayalam
2011 Priyappetta Nattukare Satheesh Kumar Malayalam
2011 Sivapuram Shivan Malayalam
2011 Sthalam Malayalam
2011 Makaramanju Rajaraja Varma Malayalam
2012 Mullassery Madhavan Kutty Nemom P. O. Khalid Malayalam
2012 Hero Uday Malayalam
2012 Musafir Sakthidharan Malayalam
2012 The Hit List Vikram Rathore Malayalam Directorial debut
2013 Cowboy Xavier Malayalam
2014 Veeram Murugan Tamil
2015 Ennu Ninte Moideen Sethu Malayalam
2016 Pulimurugan Shiva Malayalam
2017 Nilavariyathe Pokkan Malayalam
2018 Wonder Boys Malayalam
2018 Aanakkallan Suryanarayanan Malayalam
2019 Lucifer Bhadran Malayalam Cameo appearance
2019 1948 Kaalam Paranjathu Malayalam
2019 An International Local Story Malayalam
2019 Fancy Dress Malayalam
2019 Thambi Manimaaran MLA Tamil

Television[edit]

As Judge

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/-anbu-bala--smiling-at-success--tamil-news-13434
  2. ^ http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140119/entertainment-kollywood/article/bala%E2%80%99s-second-innings-tamil-thanks-ajith
  3. ^ http://behindwoods.com/tamil-movies-cinema-news-14/actor-bala-on-working-in-veeram-and-with-thala-ajith.html
  4. ^ Cochin Talkies (16 June 2015). "Bala - Amritha Suresh Divorce case, Shocking reveal". Cochintalkies.com. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  5. ^ "ഞാനൊരു പാവം പയ്യന്‍". Mathrubhumi. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.

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