Balu Mahendra

Sri Lankan born Indian film director

Balanathan Benjamin "Balu" Mahendran (20 May 1939 – 13 February 2014) was a Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, editor and cinematographer. He was born and raised in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. He began his career in 1971, and made his break in 1977. He produced over twenty films in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil.

Balu Mahendra
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Balu Mahendra in 2013
Born
Balanathan Benjamin Mahendran

(1939-05-20)20 May 1939
Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
Died13 February 2014(2014-02-13) (aged 74)
Chennai, India
Cause of deathCardiac arrest, Heart attack
Other namesMahendra, Balu
OccupationFilm director, writer, producer, cinematographer, editor
Years active1971–2013
TitleISC
Spouse(s)Ahileshwari Mahendra
Shoba (1978-80; until her death)

Mahendra died from a heart attack on 13 February 2014 in Chennai, India. He was 74.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Veteran filmmaker Balu Mahendra passes away". The Hindu. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014.

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