Personal details of Director K. Balachander
Became a thorough professional with the movie Azhagan(1976).
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Full Biography of Director K. Balachander
K. Balachander (born July 9, 1930) is an Indian film director, Cinema scriptwriter and producer. Balachander is known for his distinct film-making style. His films analyse unusual or complicated interpersonal relationships and social themes. He has directed nearly 80 films and has worked in 100 films either as director or writer. In his career, he has introduced hundreds of actors and technicians in Tamil Cinema including Kamal Hassan, Rajinikanth, Prakash Raj and Vivek. He also owns a production house named Kavithalaya Productions. Besides Tamil cinema, he has directed films in Telugu, Hindi and Kannada languages and occasionally worked as an actor and in television as well.
Balachander has won numerous National Film Awards and 13 Filmfare Awards South. He was honored with the Padma Shri, India\'s fourth highest civilian award in 1987, and is also a recipient of the ANR National Award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh. In 2010, Balachander was conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India\'s highest award in cinema for his contribution to arts. He also holds an Honorary doctorate. He is popularly referred to as Iyakkunar Sikaram in Indian Cinema Industries.
K Balachander was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai, Tamil Nadu in the mid of December 2014 following \"fever\" and some \"age-related ailments\" and passed away in the evening on 23rd December 2014.
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