|Born||1 January 1964|
Balaji Sakthivel began as an assistant director of popular director S. Shankar. In 2002, he directed his first film, Samurai for Vikram – however despite receiving positive reviews, did not make it big at the box-office. After a two-year break, he released Kaadhal under the S Pictures banner, the production house of Shankar. The film starring relatively new actors, Bharath and Sandhya made it big at the box-office and earned the stars and the director instant recognition. His Vazhakku Enn 18/9 won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil.
Balaji Sakthivel is married to Kalanithi, who is an associate professor and Vice-principal (Shift 1) of Guru Nanak College in Chennai. They have 2 children, a daughter (Dhanya) born in 2004 and a son born in 2007. Their native is Dindugal. They were residing in Virugambakkam, Chennai. But have recently moved to a nearby neighborhood Ramapuram, Chennai.
|2007||Kalloori||Tamil||Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Dialogue Writer|
|2012||Vazhakku Enn 18/9||Tamil||National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil|
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Director
Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
Vijay Award for Best Director
|TBA||Ra Ra Rajasekhar||Tamil||Delayed|
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