1 January 1964 |
Dindigul, Tamil nadu, India
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.
Balaji Sakthivel is married to Kalanidhi, who works as a Head of the Department in Guru Nanak Arts and Science College in Chennai. They have 2 children, a daughter (Dhanya) born in 2000 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.
|2012||Vazhakku Enn 18/9||Tamil||National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil
Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
Vijay Award for Best Director
|2017||Ra Ra Rajasekhar||Tamil|
- "Director Balaji Sakthivel". 600024. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
- Aruna V. Iyer (2012-06-26). "Cities / Tiruchirapalli : Director engages in a critical appreciation session of his latest release". The Hindu. Retrieved 2012-07-17.
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