Balaji Sakthivel

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Balaji Sakthivel
Born (1964-01-01) 1 January 1964 (age 53)[1]
Dindigul, Tamil nadu, India
Occupation Writer, Director[2]
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Kalanidhi

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


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 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.


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
2012 Vazhakku Enn 18/9 Green tickY Green tickY 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 Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
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  2. ^ "Director Balaji Sakthivel". 600024. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  3. ^ 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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