Bala Singh (7 May 1952[1] – 27 November 2019[2]) was an Indian actor who appeared in Tamil language films. After making his debut in Nassar's Avatharam (1995), he appeared as the antagonist in over a hundred films.[3]

Bala Singh
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Born7 May 1952 (1952-05-07)
Died27 November 2019(2019-11-27) (aged 67)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
OccupationActor
Years active1972–2019

Early life and careerEdit

Bala Singh was born in Kaliyakkavilai, near Marthandam in Kanyakumari District.[4]

Bala Singh initially began his career featuring in stage plays and trained with the National School of Drama, before being handed his first film role in Nassar's Avatharam (1995).[5] He played the role of the chief antagonist, Baasi, an expelled troupe member and won critical acclaim for his performance in the film. He has since played supporting roles in films directed by Shankar, Mani Ratnam and Kamal Haasan, often playing the role of villain.

In 2009, he played a lead role of a grandfather in Vannathupoochi, in a film which explored the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren.[6]

DeathEdit

On 27 November 2019, he died at Chennai due to Cardiac arrest.[2]

FilmographyEdit

Tamil filmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1995 Avatharam Baasi
1996 Indian
1997 Raasi Kathirvel
1997 Ullaasam Dhamodharan
1998 Maru Malarchi Kalingarayan
1998 Pudhumai Pithan
1998 Dhinamdhorum Government officer
1998 Simmarasi
1999 Guest House
1999 Iraniyan
1999 Anantha Poongatre
1999 Kaama Venkatagiri
2000 Sandhitha Velai
2000 Sudhandhiram
2000 Bharathi
2001 Nila Kaalam Garage owner Television film
2001 Dheena Malarvannan
2001 Maayan
2002 Dhaya Minister
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Devanathan
2002 Kamarasu
2002 Ivan
2002 Sundhara Travels Politician
2002 Nanba Nanba Edwards
2003 Saamy
2003 Oruththi
2003 Nala Damayanthi Chettiyar
2004 Virumaandi Rasukkaalai
2004 Udhaya Ramji
2004 Jore
2004 Madhurey
2004 Dreams
2005 Mannin Maindhan Joseph
2005 Kannamma
2006 Ilakkanam Kayalvizhi's father
2006 Thirupathi
2006 Naalai Kothandam
2006 Pudhupettai Anbu
2006 Rendu Rathnasamy
2007 Muni
2007 Kireedam Maasilamani
2007 Naan Avanillai Minister
2008 Bheemaa
2008 Thangam
2008 Ayyavazhi
2008 Pirivom Santhippom Muthaiya
2008 Uliyin Osai Brammarayar
2009 Ananda Thandavam
2009 Kandhakottai MLA
2009 Malayan
2009 Jaganmohini
2009 Vannathupoochi
2009 Vettaikaaran Rajasekhar
2009 Thalai Ezhuthu Pachai
2010 Madrasapattinam Duraisamy
2010 Virunthali Rangarajan
2010 Thambi Arjuna Kaaka
2010 Neethana Avan Vasudevan
2011 Markandeyan Esakki
2011 Ilaignan
2011 Osthe
2011 Keezha Theru Kicha
2011 Varmam
2011 Minsaram Sundaramoorthy
2011 Velayudham credited as Pudhupettai Anbu
2011 Thambi Vettothi Sundaram Pakku Paramasivam
2012 Ambuli Dubashi
2012 Idhayam Thiraiarangam
2012 Krishnaveni Panjaalai
2012 Maasi
2012 Porkodi 10am Vaguppu
2013 Chennaiyil Oru Naal Councillor
2013 Jannal Oram Village President
2013 Vathikuchi
2013 Yamuna
2014 Tenaliraman Naganadha
2014 Angusam
2014 Vingyani
2014 Jigarthanda Sandhanam
2014 Oru Oorla Rendu Raja Priya's father
2014 Vizhi Moodi Yosithaal Bai
2015 Kamara Kattu
2015 49-O Dheenadhyalan
2015 Bhooloham
2016 Summave Aaduvom
2016 Virumandikum Sivanandikum Sivanandi
2016 Balle Vellaiyathevaa
2017 Enkitta Mothathe
2017 Attu
2017 Kurangu Bommai Viji's father
2017 Valla Desam
2018 Thaanaa Serndha Koottam Gunasekaran
2018 Kadikara Manithargal House owner
2018 Saamy Square MLA Aatangkarai Shanmugam
2019 Sarvam Thaala Mayam Gokul Raj
2019 Neerthirai
2019 Kudimagan
2019 NGK Aruna Giri
2019 Magamuni Politician
2021 Aadhangam
2021 Engada Iruthinga Ivvalavu Naala Master

Malayalam filmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1983 Malamukalile Daivam Landlord
1985 Uyarum Njan Nadake
1987 Jungle Boy
1989 Thadavarayile Rajakkanmaar Ramaswamy
1991 Veendum Oru Aadyaraathri Rajan
2004 Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku Chinna Thevar
2005 Maniyarakallan Nagaraja Mannasiar
2008 Mulla
2019 Kalippu Beeran

Telugu filmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2013 Gundello Godari Chandri

TelevisionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "K.Balasingh | Official Site of South Indian Artists Association, Nadigar Sangam, Tamil Nadigar Sangam".
  2. ^ a b "Popular Tamil actor Bala Singh dies at 67 in Chennai". India Today. Ist.
  3. ^ "Tamil actor Bala Singh passes away". 27 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Bala Singh - Movies, Biography, News, Age & Photos". BookMyShow.
  5. ^ "Bala singh, the character actor". Tamilo. Archived from the original on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Sify Movies - Review listing (1970)". www.sify.com.

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