T. K. Balachandran

T. K. Balachandran was a Malayalam film actor. He has acted in more than 200 films. His areas of contribution includes Production, Dialogue, Story, Screenplay. He is the first actor to do a double role in the history of Malayalam Cinema.[1]

T. K. Balachandran
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Born(1928-02-02)2 February 1928
Died15 December 2005(2005-12-15) (aged 77)
NationalityIndian
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1950–1995
Spouse(s)Vishalakshi
ChildrenVasanth , Vinod
Parent(s)Vanchiyoor P. K. Kunjan Pillai, Parukkuttiyamma
RelativesVanchiyoor Madhavan Nair (brother)

BackgroundEdit

T. K. Balachandran was born as the fifth son of Kunjan Pillai and Parukkuttiyamma.[2] At 13 years of age, he acted in the movie "Prahlaada" in 1940. In 1968, he acted in Viruthan Shanku, the first full-length comedy in Malayalam cinema directed by P. Venu. In 1998, the Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu Cinema Industry jointly elected him President of the South Indian Film Chamber. Taking into consideration his invaluable contributions to Indian Cinema, he was awarded the President's Gold Medal. He has also received numerous awards and recognition. He died at home in Thiruvananthapuram, at 78 years of age, on 15 December 2005 after fighting a prolonged battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife and son.[3][citation needed]

FamilyEdit

He was married to Vishalakshi. The couple had two sons Vasanth and Vinod. Actor Vanchiyoor Madhavan Nair was his elder brother.[4]

FilmographyEdit

As an actorEdit

MalayalamEdit

TamilEdit

ProductionEdit

  • Aalasyam (1990)
  • Ellaavarkkum Nanmakal (Puthan Thalamura) (1987)
  • TP Baalagopaalan MA (1986)
  • Snehicha Kuttathinu (1985)
  • Oru Thettinte Kadha (1984)
  • Deepaaradhana (1983)
  • Drohi (1982)
  • Rakthasaakshi (1982)
  • Kaattukallan (1981)
  • Pralayam (1980)
  • Kaalam Kaathuninnilla (1979)
  • Pambaram (1979)
  • Praarthana (1978)
  • Sakhaakkale Munnottu (1977)
  • Prasaadam (1976)
  • Chief Guest (1975)
  • Poymukhangal (1973)

StoryEdit

  • Deepaaradhana (1983)
  • Drohi (1982)
  • Rakthasaakshi (1982)
  • Kaattukallan (1981)
  • Praarthana (1978)
  • Chief Guest (1975)

Dialogue, screenplayEdit

  • Deepaaradhana (1983)
  • Rakthasaakshi (1982)
  • Pambaram (1979)

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