Balaji Sakthivel

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Balaji Sakthivel
Born (1964-01-01) 1 January 1964 (age 55)[1]
OccupationWriter, Director[2]
Years active2002–present
Spouse(s)Dr.L.R.S.Kalanithi

Balaji Sakthivel is a prominent Tamil film director,[3] best known for directing the 2004 film, Kaadhal.

Career[edit]

Balaji Sakthivel began as an assistant director of popular director S. Shankar. In 2002, he directed his first film, Samurai for Vikram – however despite receiving positive reviews, did not make it big at the box-office. After a two-year break, he released Kaadhal under the S Pictures banner, the production house of Shankar. The film starring relatively new actors, Bharath and Sandhya made it big at the box-office and earned the stars and the director instant recognition. His Vazhakku Enn 18/9 won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil.

Personal life[edit]

Balaji Sakthivel is married to Kalanithi, who is an associate professor and Vice-principal (Shift 1) of Guru Nanak College in Chennai. They have 2 children, a daughter (Dhanya) born in 2004 and a son born in 2007. Their native is Dindugal. They were residing in Virugambakkam, Chennai. But have recently moved to a nearby neighborhood Ramapuram, Chennai.

Filmography[edit]

Director
Year Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Writer
2002 Samurai Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2004 Kaadhal Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
2007 Kalloori Green tickY Green tickY Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Dialogue Writer
2012 Vazhakku Enn 18/9 Green tickY Green tickY Tamil National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Director
Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
Vijay Award for Best Director
TBA Yaar Ivargal Green tickY Green tickY Tamil Delayed[4]
TBA Ra Ra Rajasekhar Green tickY Green tickY Tamil Delayed[5]
Actor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Balaji Sakthivel". TANTIS. Archived from the original on 2 March 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Director Balaji Sakthivel". 600024. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  3. ^ Aruna V. Iyer (26 June 2012). "Cities / Tiruchirapalli : Director engages in a critical appreciation session of his latest release". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Balaji Sakthivel's next is Yaar Ivargal". Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  5. ^ https://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movies-cinema-news-16/update-on-balaji-sakthivels-ra-ra-rajasekhar.html

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