Balamurali Balu

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Balamurali Balu
Born16 July
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation(s)Music director, lyricist, music producer
Years active2016 – present

Balamurali Balu is a film score composer and music producer who has primarily worked in Tamil films.[1]


Balu got his first break in Tamil film industry when he got an opportunity to score music for the critically acclaimed movie Peechankai. The music was well-received and appreciated for adding value to the quirkiness of the script.[2] He won the Best Music Producer Award in the Regional Film Category at the Indian Recording Artists Association Awards 2018 for Peechankai.[3] He then joined hands with director Santhosh P. Jayakumar to score music for the film Hara Hara Mahadevaki. The music created a lot of attention, especially with the title song "Hara Hara Mahadevaki" becoming a viral hit.[4] With the success of Hara Hara Mahadevaki, Balu continued his collaboration with Jayakumar's next ventures: the blockbuster Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu[5] and Ghajinikanth. Balu has also collaborated with Lady Kash as a music producer in her albums Rap Smash and Villupaattu.[6][7] Balu also owns a Music Studio, Sonic Pro Studios, in Chennai.[8] Prior to his music career, Balu completed his PhD from Georgia Tech in the field of chemical engineering in 2009 [9] and worked as a research scientist with Intel Technologies.[10][11] He is also an alumni from Berklee College of Music.[12]


Year Film Title Language Notes
2016 Madhiyal Vell Tamil Unreleased film
2017 Peechankai Tamil Best Music Producer (IRAA Awards - 2018)[3]
Hara Hara Mahadevaki Tamil
2018 Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu Tamil
Traffic Ramasamy Tamil
Ghajinikanth Tamil
2019 Pallu Padaama Paathukka[13] Tamil Post Production
Thatrom Thookrom[14] Tamil Post Production
Chikati Gadilo Chitha Kotudu[15] Telugu Post Production


  1. ^ "Balamurali Balu - Composer". Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Director Ashok talks about his first feature, the quirky 'Peechaankai'". Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b "IRAA Awards - 2018 Winners". Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Viral Hit: Hara Hara Mahadevaki- Official Video Song". Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Iruttu Arayil Murattu Kutthu - Box office Success". Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Rap Smash - Lady Kash & Balamurali Balu". Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Villupaattu - Lady kash & Balamurali Balu". Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Sonic Pro Studios - Chennai". Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Plasma processing of cellulose surfaces and their interactions with fluids". Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Hess Group Alumni - Georgia Institute of Technology". Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Interview of Iruttu Arayil Murattu Kuththu Music Composer - Balamurali Balu". Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Berklee College of Music - Alumni Member". Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Pallu Padama Paathuka, Tamil cinema's second zombie film". Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Thatrom Thookrom - Tamil Film". Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  15. ^ "IAMK Telugu remake". Retrieved 25 December 2018.