August 18, 1966
Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
|Spouse(s)||E.Mala (m. 2017)|
K.T. Balasubramaniem (born August 18, 1966) is a well-known cinematographer from Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu who completed schooling and college in Thirupattur.  Under the tutelage of P.C. Sreeram for nearly 5 years, he worked in award-winning films such as Thevar Magan, Thiruda Thiruda and Kuruthipunal.
Early life and education
He was born in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, where he did his early schooling. He later moved to Thirupattur, near Karaikudi, where he completed his schooling and did his college. He studied B.Sc.Physics in APSA college, Trippattur. He is married to Television newsreader E. Mala. He has two sons, namely - Kavin and Karun.
He is noticed for the cinematography in his debut film, Iraniyan, a historical film set in the Pre-Independence era. Later, his work in director Bala's award-winning film Pithamagan and 180 which earned him critical appreciation.
Balasubramaniem started his career by assisting noted cinematographer P.C. Sreeram for nearly 5 years, in award-winning films like Thevar Magan (1992), Thiruda Thiruda (1993) and Kuruthipunal (1995). Finally he made his independent debut as Director of Photography (DOP) with Kamal Hassan's Hindi version of Magalir Mattum titled Ladies only which was not released and later received acclaim for historical film, Vaatakudi Eranian. He did many films afterwards the prominent ones being Pithamagan, M Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi, Thambi, Azhagiya Thamizh Magan and 180.
|Inidhu Inidhu Kadhal Inidhu||Tamil|
|2004||M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi||Tamil|
|2007||Azhagiya Tamil Magan||Tamil|
|2012||Oru Kal Oru Kannadi||Tamil|
|Neerparavai||Tamil||Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Cinematographer|
|2013||Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya||Tamil|
|Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam||Tamil|
|2014||Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal||Tamil|
|Idhu Namma Aalu||Tamil|
|2017||Podhuvaga En Manasu Thangam||Tamil|
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