K. Balachander

Indian director, producer, writer, actor, playwright, stage conductor, and comedian

Kailasam Balachander (9 July 1930 – 23 December 2014) was an Indian movie director, screenwriter and producer. He was born in Nannilam, Madras presidency, British India. Balachander was known for directing Neerkumizhi (1965).

Balachander in 2005

Balachander died from a urinary tract infection in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, aged 84.[1]

More readingEdit

  • Ramachandran, Naman (2012). Rajnikant: The Definitive Biography. Penguin Books Limited. ISBN 978-81-8475-796-5.
  • Velayutham, Selvaraj (2008). Tamil Cinema: The Cultural Politics of India's other Film Industry. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-0-203-93037-3.


  1. "K Balachander, veteran Tamil film director, dies at 84". Janani Sampath. The Times of India. 23 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2014.

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  Media related to K. Balachander at Wikimedia Commons