(m. 2010; div. 2019)
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.
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. The film, directed by his brother Siva, the film was a critical and commercial success.
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 supporting roles in the period romantic drama Ennu Ninte Moideen and the action film Pulimurugan, and Lucifer in 2019, all three were the highest-grossing Malayalam films of all time.
On 27 August 2010, he married Idea Star Singer-fame Malayali singer Amrutha Suresh. They have a daughter, Avantika, born on September 2012. The couple divorced in 2019 after living separately for three years.
|2003||Kadhal Kisu Kisu||Sriram||Tamil|
|2004||Amma Appa Chellam||Chellam||Tamil|
|2006||Kalabham||Shajahan aka Arjun||Malayalam|
|2007||Hareendran Oru Nishkalankan||Commn. Rajan Mathew||Malayalam|
|2007||Big B||Murugan John Kurishingal||Malayalam|
|2008||Sound of Boot||Rahul Krishna||Malayalam|
|2009||Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded||Special Appearance||Malayalam|
|2010||Black Stallion||Ameer Usman||Malayalam|
|2010||Alexander The Great||Manu||Malayalam|
|2010||Avan||P. V. Krishnan||Malayalam|
|2011||Priyappetta Nattukare||Satheesh Kumar||Malayalam|
|2012||Mullassery Madhavan Kutty Nemom P. O.||Khalid||Malayalam|
|2012||The Hit List||Vikram Rathore||Malayalam||Directorial debut|
|2015||Ennu Ninte Moideen||Sethu||Malayalam|
|2019||1948 Kaalam Paranjathu||Malayalam|
|2019||An International Local Story||Malayalam|
|2007||Idea Star Singer||Celebrity Judge||Asianet||Malayalam|
|2011||Vivel Big Break||Judge||Surya TV|
|2015||Uggram Ujjwalam||Judge||Mazhavil Manorama|
|2019||Thakarppan Comedy||Judge||Mazhavil Manorama|
|2020||Snehathode Veetil Ninnu||Himself||Mazhavil Manorama||Quarantine special show|
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