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Website
  
balachandramenon.com

Siblings
  
Prema, Sushma

Spouse
  
Varada Menon (m. 1982)

Role
  
Film actor

Name
  
Balachandra Menon


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Born
  
11 January 1954 (age 70) (
1954-01-11
)

Occupation
  
Film director, actor, scriptwriter, author, film journalist, lawyer, film producer, distributor, editor, singer, composer

Children
  
Bhavana Menon, Akhil Menon

Parents
  
Lalitha Devi, Shivashankara Pillai

Movies
  

Similar
  
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Balachandra Menon (born 11 January 1954) is an Indian film actor, director and script writer. He made a number of films in the 1980s and 1990s. He has directed 40 movies and acted in over 100 movies. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor in the 1998 film Samaantharangal, which was also directed by him. He has also worked as distributor, editor, composer, singer and producer in the Malayalam film industry.

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Balachandra Menon Malayalam movie photos Malayalam cinema gallery

Menon has introduced many actors into the Malayalam film industry. Actors who made their debut in his films include Shobhana in April 18, Parvathy in Vivahithare Ithile Ithile, Maniyan Pillai Raju in Maniyan Pillai Athava Maniyan Pillai, Karthika in Manicheppu Thurannappol, Annie in Ammayane Sathyam, and Nandini in April 19.

Personal life

Balachandra Menon was born in Ambalappuzha in 1954 to Shivashankara Pillai and Lalitha Devi. By virtue of his father being a railway station master, he served at Edava railway station and Menon had his formative years of childhood and adolescence life in this village. He studied at Edava Muslim High School and has narrated nostalgically about his memories about his life in this village in his autobiography Ammayaane Sathyam. He is an alumnus of University College Trivandrum and Fatima Mata National College, Kerala Law Academy Law College, Thiruvananthapuram. Sisters: Sushma and Prema. Wife: Varada Menon. Children: Akhil Menon. Menon enrolled as a lawyer on 29 July 2012, 22 years after completing his degree.

During his early days in Madras, he worked in Nana film weekly as a correspondent. He has completed a diploma in journalism from Press Club, Trivandrum.

Literary works

  • Achuvettante Veedu
  • Mugam Abhimugam
  • Samaantharangal
  • 18 April 19 April
  • Ninnay Enthinu Kollaam ?
  • Kaanatha Sulthanu Snehapoorvam
  • Ammayanay Sathyam
  • Ariyathathu, Ariyendathu
  • Balachandramenonte 12 cherukathakal
  • His book Ithirineram Othirikaryam recently released by veteran actor Madhu by handing over a copy to lyricist Sreekumaran Thampi.
  • Awards

    Civilian Awards:

  • 2007 – Padma Shri
  • National Film Awards:

  • 1998 – Best ActorSamaantharangal
  • 1998 – Best Film on Family WelfareSamaantharangal
  • Kerala State Film Awards:

  • 1979 – Best Screen Play – Uthrada Rathri
  • 1997 – Special Jury Award – Samaantharangal
  • Filmfare Awards South:

  • 1998 – Best Actor – Samaantharangal
  • As a singer

  • Aanakoduthaalum ... Oru Painkilikkadha (1984)
  • Kochu Chakkarachi Pettu ... Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki (1985)
  • Kaattinum Thaalam ... Njangalude Kochu Doctor (1989)
  • Choodulla kaattil ... Krishnaa Gopaalakrishnaa (2002)
  • Filmography

    Actor
    2021
    One as
    Doctor
    2018
    Ennaalum Sarath..? as
    Dr. Sam
    2016
    Oozham as
    Krishnamoorthy
    2015
    Njaan Samvidhanam Cheyyum as
    Krishna Das
    2013
    Kunjananthante Kada
    2013
    Kadal Kadannu Oru Maathukutty
    2013
    Buddy as
    Shankaran Namboothiri / Shanku Bhai
    2009
    Nammal Thammil as
    Ramachandran Nair
    2009
    Utharaswayamvaram as
    'Yamandan' Sreedhara Kurup
    2008
    Dae! Ingottu nokkiye... as
    Joji
    2008
    College Kumaran
    2007
    Pranayakalam
    2006
    Classmates as
    Prof. Iyer
    2005
    Rappakal as
    Deva Narayanan
    2003
    Saphalam as
    Barrister Nambyar
    2003
    Varum Varunnu Vannu as
    Johny
    2002
    Nammal as
    Sathyanathan
    2002
    Krishna Gopalakrishna as
    Gopalakrishnan
    2001
    Ishtam as
    Gokul Das
    2000
    Satyameva Jayate
    2000
    Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram
    1999
    Akeli Ladki
    1998
    Samantharangal as
    Ismail
    1997
    Janathipathyam as
    Krishnamoorthy
    1997
    Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu as
    Pavi
    1996
    April 19 as
    Jayaprakash
    1995
    Avittam Thirunaal Aarogya Sriman as
    Prabhakaran
    1994
    Santhana Gopalam
    1994
    Sukham Sukhakaram
    1993
    Ammayane Sathyam as
    S. Narayanan
    1990
    Kuruppinte Kanakku Pustakom as
    Vinayachandra Kurup
    1990
    Noottonnu Raavukal as
    Vishnu the tabla player
    1990
    Sasneham as
    Thomas Kurien
    1990
    Varthamana Kalam as
    Jameskutty
    1989
    Kandathum Kettathum as
    Krishnankutti
    1989
    Najagalude Kochu Doctor
    1988
    David David Mr. David as
    David
    1988
    Isabella as
    Unnikrishna Menon
    1988
    Janmandharam as
    Police Officer
    1988
    Kudumba Puranam as
    Krishnanunni
    1988
    Oohakachavadam
    1987
    Oru Maymasa Pularayil
    1987
    Vilambaram as
    P. K. Nampoothiri
    1987
    Achuvettante Veedu as
    Vipin
    1986
    Rithubhedam
    1986
    Vivahitare Itihile as
    Appu
    1985
    Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki as
    S. Nandakumar
    1985
    Menicheppu Thurannappol
    1985
    Dheivatheyorthu as
    Aniyankuttan
    1984
    April 18 as
    Policeman
    1984
    Arante Mulla Kochu Mulla as
    Prabhakaran
    1984
    Inakkilly as
    Johnay, son of Zachariah
    1984
    Oru Pynkilikatha
    1983
    Sesham Kazhchayil as
    G.K. Raja
    1983
    Prasnam Gurutharam as
    Balu
    1983
    Karyam Nissaram as
    Unnithan's Son-in-law
    1982
    Chiriyo Chiri as
    Unni
    1982
    Ithiri Neram Othiri Karyam as
    Geejo
    1982
    Kilukilukkam
    1982
    Kelkatha Shabdam as
    Lambodharan Nair
    1981
    Prema Geethangal
    1981
    Tharattu
    1981
    Thenum Vayambum as
    Babu Mathew
    1978
    Uthrada Rathri
    Writer
    2018
    Ennaalum Sarath..?
    2015
    Njaan Samvidhanam Cheyyum
    2008
    Dae! Ingottu nokkiye... (screenplay) / (story)
    2003
    Varum Varunnu Vannu (writer)
    2002
    Krishna Gopalakrishna
    1998
    Samantharangal (writer)
    1996
    April 19 (story, screenplay, dialogue)
    1994
    Sukham Sukhakaram (story, screenplay, dialogue)
    1993
    Ammayane Sathyam (writer)
    1991
    Nayam Vyakthamakkunnu
    1990
    Kuruppinte Kanakku Pustakom
    1989
    Kandathum Kettathum (story, screenplay, dialogue)
    1989
    Najagalude Kochu Doctor
    1987
    Vilambaram
    1987
    Achuvettante Veedu
    1986
    Thaiku Oru Thalattu (story, screenplay)
    1986
    Vivahitare Itihile
    1985
    Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki
    1985
    Menicheppu Thurannappol (story, screenplay, dialogue)
    1985
    Dheivatheyorthu (story)
    1984
    April 18
    1984
    Arante Mulla Kochu Mulla
    1984
    Oru Pynkilikatha
    1983
    Sesham Kazhchayil
    1983
    Prasnam Gurutharam (writer)
    1983
    Karyam Nissaram (writer)
    1982
    Chiriyo Chiri (story, screenplay, dialogue)
    1982
    Ithiri Neram Othiri Karyam
    1982
    Kilukilukkam
    1982
    Kelkatha Shabdam (screenplay and dialogue)
    1981
    Maniyan Pillai Athava Maniyan Pillai (story, screenplay, dialogue)
    1981
    Prema Geethangal (story, screenplay, dialogue)
    1981
    Tharattu (story, screenplay, dialogue)
    1980
    Ishtamanu Pakshe (story, screenplay, dialogue)
    1980
    Kalika (screenplay, dialogue)
    1980
    Vaiki Vanna Vasantham (story, screenplay, dialogue)
    1980
    Aniyatha Valakal
    1979
    Radha Enna Pennkutti (story, screenplay, dialogue)
    1978
    Uthrada Rathri (story, screenplay, dialogue)
    Director
    2018
    Ennaalum Sarath..?
    2015
    Njaan Samvidhanam Cheyyum
    2008
    Dae! Ingottu nokkiye...
    2002
    Krishna Gopalakrishna
    1998
    Samantharangal
    1996
    April 19
    1994
    Sukham Sukhakaram
    1993
    Ammayane Sathyam
    1991
    Nayam Vyakthamakkunnu
    1990
    Kuruppinte Kanakku Pustakom
    1989
    Kandathum Kettathum
    1989
    Najagalude Kochu Doctor
    1987
    Vilambaram
    1987
    Achuvettante Veedu
    1986
    Thaiku Oru Thalattu
    1986
    Vivahitare Itihile
    1985
    Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki
    1985
    Menicheppu Thurannappol
    1985
    Parvathi
    1984
    April 18
    1984
    Arante Mulla Kochu Mulla
    1984
    Oru Pynkilikatha
    1983
    Sesham Kazhchayil
    1983
    Prasnam Gurutharam
    1983
    Karyam Nissaram
    1982
    Chiriyo Chiri
    1982
    Ithiri Neram Othiri Karyam
    1982
    Kilukilukkam
    1982
    Kelkatha Shabdam
    1981
    Maniyan Pillai Athava Maniyan Pillai
    1981
    Prema Geethangal
    1981
    Tharattu
    1980
    Ishtamanu Pakshe
    1980
    Kalika
    1980
    Vaiki Vanna Vasantham
    1980
    Aniyatha Valakal
    1979
    Radha Enna Pennkutti
    1978
    Uthrada Rathri
    Producer
    2015
    Njaan Samvidhanam Cheyyum (producer)
    2002
    Krishna Gopalakrishna (producer)
    1998
    Samantharangal (producer)
    1986
    Vivahitare Itihile (producer)
    1985
    Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki (producer)
    Composer
    2015
    Njaan Samvidhanam Cheyyum
    2002
    Krishna Gopalakrishna
    1998
    Samantharangal
    1990
    Kuruppinte Kanakku Pustakom
    Editor
    2002
    Krishna Gopalakrishna
    1998
    Samantharangal
    1990
    Kuruppinte Kanakku Pustakom
    1987
    Achuvettante Veedu
    Music Department
    2002
    Krishna Gopalakrishna (playback singer)
    1985
    Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki (playback singer)
    Soundtrack
    1985
    Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki (performer: "Kochu Chakkarachi Petu", "Njaanonnu Chodichotte")
    Thanks
    1997
    Suvarna Simhaasanam (thanks)

    References

    Balachandra Menon Wikipedia