Padmanabhan Balachandran Nair (2 February 1952 – 5 April 2021) was an Indian writer, playwright, scenarist, director, and actor. He was known for his work in Malayalam literature and Malayalam cinema.
Padmanabhan Balachandran Nair
2 February 1952
|Died||5 April 2021 (aged 69)|
Vaikkom, Kerala, India
|Alma mater||Devaswom Board College , Sasthamkotta|
School of Drama and Fine Arts, Thrissur
|Children||Sreekanth Chandran, Parvathy Chandran|
|Parent(s)||Padmanabha Pillai, Saraswati Bhai|
|Awards||Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award|
Balachandran is best known for the play Paavam Usman for which he won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award and Kerala Professional Nataka Award in the year 1989. He has scripted many films including Ulladakkam (1991), Pavithram (1994), Agnidevan (1995), Punaradhivasam (2000), and Kammatti Paadam (2016). His directorial debut is Ivan Megharoopan (2012). He has also acted in a few films, the most notable being Trivandrum Lodge (2012).
Balachandran died, aged 69, on 5 April 2021 at his residence at Vaikom. He was suffering from brain fever for a long time, and was hospitalized many times, the last time being in July 2020. His dead body was cremated with full state honours at the premises of his home.
|Orange Marangalude Veedu|
|One||Attingal Madhusoodanan, MLA Opposition|
|Edakkad Battalion 06||Mohammed Kutty|
|Varthakal Ithuvare||Divakaran Nair|
|Oru Kaatil Oru Paykappal|
|C/O Saira Banu|
|Puthan Panam||Adv. M.K. Pillai|
|All of Us|
|Pa Va||Father Micheal Kallayi (Kallayi Achan)|
|Appuram Bengal Ippuram Thiruvithamkoor||Nambeeshan|
|Kammatti Paadam||Krishnan's father|
|Hello Namasthe||Kuriachan Achayan|
|Life of Josutty||Jessy's Father Thomachan|
|32aam Adhyayam 23aam Vaakyam||Doctor Noah|
|2014||Masala Republic||Pattanam Balan (Balettan)|
|John Paul Vaathil Thurakkunnu||Paul Zacharia|
|Angry Babies in Love||Madhavan|
|Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal||Raviettan|
|Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus||Raphael Vadakkumthala|
|Kadal Kadannoru Mathukkutty||Kochunni|
|Hotel California||Sasi Pillai|
|David & Goliath||Father Gerald|
|Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla||Dronar|
|Malayali Mamanu Vanakkam|
|2001||Vakkalathu Narayanankutty||Jayaram's father|
|2000||Punaradhivasam||Manoj K Jayan's father|
|1982||Gandhi||Muslim in the crowd|
As script writerEdit
|2019||Edakkad Battalion 06||Swapnesh K. Nair|
|1995||Thacholi Varghese Chekavar||T. K. Rajeev Kumar|
|1994||Pavithram||T. K. Rajeev Kumar|
- "Malayalam actor P Balachandran dies at 62". The Indian Express. 5 April 2021. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- "P Balachandran Profile". filmiparadise.com. 13 May 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
- "Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award (Drama)" (in Malayalam). Kerala Sahitya Akademi. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
- "P.Ramachandran". IBN Live. 13 May 2012. Archived from the original on 13 February 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "നടനും തിരക്കഥാകൃത്തുമായ പി.ബാലചന്ദ്രന് അന്തരിച്ചു". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
- "തിരക്കഥാകൃത്തും നടനുമായ പി.ബാലചന്ദ്രൻ അന്തരിച്ചു". ManoramaOnline (in Malayalam). Retrieved 5 April 2021.