Balachandra Menon

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Balachandra Menon
Born(1954-01-11) January 11, 1954 (age 59)[1]
OccupationFilm director, actor, scriptwriter, lyricist, film producer, Lawyer
Spouse(s)Varada Menon (1982)
ChildrenAkhil Menon, Bhavana Menon
ParentsShivashankara Pillai, Lalitha Devi
Website
balachandramenon.com
 
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Balachandra Menon
Born(1954-01-11) January 11, 1954 (age 59)[1]
OccupationFilm director, actor, scriptwriter, lyricist, film producer, Lawyer
Spouse(s)Varada Menon (1982)
ChildrenAkhil Menon, Bhavana Menon
ParentsShivashankara Pillai, Lalitha Devi
Website
balachandramenon.com

Balachandra Menon is an Indian film actor, director, script writer, lyricist, and producer who works in Malayalam cinema. He made a number of popular films in the 1980s and 1990s. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his role as Ismail in the 1998 film Samaantharangal, which was also directed by him.

Along with Fazil and Padmarajan, Menon has introduced new actors into the Malayalam film industry. Actors who made their debut in his films include Shobhana in April 18, Parvathy in Vivahithare Ithile Ithile, Maniyan Pillai Raju in Maniyan Pillai Athava Maniyan Pillai, Karthika in Manicheppu Thurannappol, Annie in Ammayane Sathyam, and Kausalya aka Nandini in April 19.

Many of his films explore the theme of uncommon relationships between common people. His box office hits in the early 1980s included Chiriyo Chiri, Kaaryam Nissaram and Prasnam Gurutharam.

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Personal life

Menon was born in Ambalappuzha in 1954 to Shivashankara Pillai and Lalitha Devi. By virtue of his father being a railway station master, he served at Edava railway station and Menon had his childhood and adolescence life in this village. He is an alumnus of University College Trivandrum. Sisters: Sushma and Prema. Wife: Varada Menon. Children: Akhil Menon and Bhavana Menon.[2] Menon enrolled as a lawyer on July 30, 2012, 22 years after completing his degree.[3]

Filmography as actor

YearFilm
1978Uthrada Rathri
1979Radha Enna Pennkutti
1980Aniyatha Valakkal
1980Ishtamanu Pakshe
1980Kalika
1980Vaiki Vanna Vasantham
1981Maniyan Pillai Athava Maniyan Pillai
1981Prema Geethangal
1981Tharattu
1982Chiriyo Chiri
1982Ithiri Neram Othiri Karyam
1982Kelkatha Shabdam
1982Kilukilukkam
1983Karyam Nissaram
1983Prasnam Gurutharam
1983Sesham Kazhchayil
1984April 18
1984Arante Mulla Kochu Mulla
1984Oru Painkilikatha
1985Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki
1985Menicheppu Thurannappol
1986Thaiku Oru Thalattu
1986Vivahitare Itihile
1987Achuvettante Veedu
1987Vilambaram
1988Isabella
1989Kandathum Kettathum
1989Njangalude Kochu Doctor
1990Kuruppinte Kanakku Pustakom
1991Nayam Vyakthamakkunnu
1993Ammayane Sathyam
1994Sukham Sukhakaram
1996Kandaen Seethayae
1996April 19
1998Samaantharangal
2002Krishna Gopalkrishna
2008De Ingottu Nokkiye
2009Utharaswayamvaram
2013"Buddy"

Awards

Civilian Awards:

National Film Awards:

Kerala State Film Awards:

Filmfare Awards South:

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