Balu Anand

Balu Anand (1954 – 3 June 2016) was an Indian actor and director who worked in Tamil-language films (Kollywood). He appeared in over 100 films as an actor and directed several films, such as Naane Raja Naane Mandhiri, Annanagar Mudhal Theru and Unakkaga Piranthen.[1][2][3][4]

Balu Anand
Bornc. 1954
Kalampalayam, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Died3 June 2016
(aged 62)
Kalampalayam, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
NationalityIndian
OccupationDirector
Actor
Years active1985-2016

CareerEdit

Anand is known as the director of successful films Naane Raja Naane Mandhiri starring Vijayakanth and the Sathyaraj, Radha, Ambika starrer Annanagar Mudhal Theru, a remake of Malayalam film Gandhinagar 2nd Street.[5] His last directorial venture Anandha Thollai starring Powerstar Srinivasan is still unreleased.[6]

DeathEdit

Anand died of a heart attack in his home town of Kalampalayam.[7][8]

FilmographyEdit

As DirectorEdit

Year Film Language Cast
1985 Naane Raja Naane Mandhiri Tamil Vijayakanth, Raadhika, Jeevitha, Goundamani
1986 Rasigan Oru Rasigai Tamil Sathyaraj, Ambika, Jaishankar
1986 Endravathu Oru Naal Tamil Naresh Kumar, Madhuri
1988 Annanagar Mudhal Theru Tamil Sathyaraj, Radha, Ambika, Raghuvaran
1992 Unakkaga Piranthen Tamil Prashanth, Mohini, Sangeetha, Janagaraj
1993 Rajadhi Raja Raja Kulothunga Raja Marthanda Raja Gambeera Kathavaraya Krishna Kamarajan Tamil Mansoor Ali Khan, Nandhini, Napoleon, Srihari
1995 Sindhu Bath Tamil Mansoor Ali Khan, Kasthuri, Sanghavi
2013 Sandhithathum Sindithathum Tamil Sathya, Huda Shah, Mithra Kurian, Nizhalgal Ravi, Ganja Karuppu
2015 Athiradi Tamil Mansoor Ali Khan
Unreleased Anandha Thollai Tamil Powerstar Srinivasan

As actorEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1989 Rajadhi Raja
1991 Naadu Adhai Naadu Driver of Bullock cart
1992 Thirumathi Palanisamy Priest
1994 En Aasai Machan Nachimuthu
1995 Gandhi Pirantha Mann
1996 Dhinamum Ennai Gavani
Aavathum Pennale Azhivathum Pennale Manush
Thayagam
Tata Birla Deluxe Pandiyan
1997 Dhinamum Ennai Gavani
Pistha
Aahaa Enna Porutham Kunju Gounder
Thedinen Vanthathu Peter Pandian
Pagaivan Security guard
1998 Ulavuthurai Neurotic
1999 Annan
Suyamvaram Kanna's father
Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga
2000 Vaanathaippola Ramasamy
Unnai Kann Theduthey
Vanna Thamizh Pattu Velusamy
2001 Krishna Krishna Unnikrishnan
Alli Thandha Vaanam
2002 Unnai Ninaithu Radha's father
2003 Anbe Sivam Train Ticket Checker
Diwan
Jay Jay
2004 Settai
Vayasu Pasanga Vicky's father
Super Da
Arivumani
En Purushan Ethir Veetu Ponnu Rekha's father
2005 Pesuvoma Shanmugam
Englishkaran
2006 Kusthi
Vattaram
Vanjagan Avudaiyappan
2007 Kalakkura Chandru Police inspector
Nee Naan Nila Ulundurpet Uthamarasu
2008 Pazhani Jail warden
Kasimedu Govindan Vedi Muthu
2009 Padikkadavan Shanmugam
Unnai Kann Theduthe
Engal Aasan
Vedappan Vedappan's father
2010 Aattanayagann
2012 Vachathi
2016 Manithan Constable

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tamil actor-director Balu Anand dies of heart attack". The Indian Express. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Actor Balu Anand passes away". The Hindu. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Actor-director Balu Anand dies of heart attack". abplive. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  4. ^ "തമിഴ് നടൻ ബാലു ആനന്ദ് അന്തരിച്ചു". Reporter Live. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Tamil actor director Balu Anand passes away". bollywoodlife. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Tamil actor-director Balu Anand dies at 62". ibtimes. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Director Balu Anand dies of heart attack". Times of India. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Director Balu Anand dies of heart attack". Hindustan Times. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.

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