Daniel Balaji

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Daniel Balaji
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Born India
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present

Daniel Balaji is an Indian actor, who has predominantly appeared in Tamil films.

Career[edit]

Daniel Balaji's uncle is Kannada film director Siddalingaiah.[1]

His first role was in the television serial Chitthi, where he played a character named Daniel.[2] After the success of the show, in his second serial Alaigal, director Sunder K Vijayan, named him as Daniel Balaji thinking that he portrayed his own character in Chithi.

His first film in Tamil was April Maadhathil, followed by a role in Kaadhal Kondein.[3] His first major role was in Kaakha Kaakha as a police officer alongside Suriya who played the leading role. The film, directed by Gautham Menon was about a squad of policemen fighting organised crime in Chennai. Balaji followed this up with another major role in Menon's next film, that of the antagonist Amudhan in the blockbuster Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu.[2] The film starred Kamal Hassan and was a police procedural focusing on a series of murders. Balaji's portrayal of both these roles received praise.

His next film Polladhavan was also successful.[4] He also acted as one of the villains in the Telugu film Chirutha and followed this up by playing the hero in Muthirai produced by Vision Jeeva Studios.

Balaji made his debut in Malayalam cinema through Black. Later he was cast the villain in Bhagavan (opposite Mohanlal) and Daddy Cool (opposite Mammootty).

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Language Notes
2002 April Madhathil Tamil
2003 Kadhal Kondain The Police Inspector Tamil
2003 Kaakha Kaakha Srikanth Tamil
2004 Black Ezhumalai Malayalam
2004 Samba Goon 1 Telugu
2004 Gharshana Srikanth Telugu
2006 Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu Amudhan Sukumaran Tamil
2006 November Rain Mattancherry Dada Malayalam
2006 Photographer Inspector Malayalam
2007 Polladhavan Ravi Tamil
2007 Chirutha Beeku Telugu
2009 Muthirai Azhagu Tamil
2009 Bhagavan Saifudeen Malayalam
2009 Daddy Cool Siva Malayalam
2011 Kirataka Seena Kannada
2012 Mithivedi Asoka Tamil
2012 Crime Story Shivan Malayalam
2012 12 Hours Antony Raj Malay
2013 Paisa Paisa Malayalam
2014 Marumugam Mayazhagan Tamil
2014 Gnana Kirukkan Ganesan Tamil
2014 Shivajinagara Aali Kannada
2015 Yennai Arindhaal Tamil Guest appearance
2015 Dove Kannada Post-production
2015 Vai Raja Vai Tamil

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daniel Balaji to essay the character of a Don!". Sify. 2013-09-10. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Friday Review Chennai / Cinema : Living the role". The Hindu. 2006-12-22. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  3. ^ "Metro Plus Chennai / People : Villain to hero". The Hindu. 2009-06-18. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  4. ^ "Metro Plus Chennai / People : Bad, and loving it". The Hindu. 2007-12-11. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 

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