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Balanathan "Balu" Mahendran is an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, and cinematographer widely regarded as part of the first in a wave of directors and screenwriters from the Chennai film industry who revitalised Tamil cinema. He initially developed an early interest in photography.

Realname:
Balanathan Benjamin Mahendran
Date of Birth:
20 May 1939
Mother Tongue:
Eela Tamil
Country:
India
Years Active:
1974 - 2014
Place of Birth:
Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
Resident of:
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Qualification:
Bachelor of Science in London University
Marital Status:
Married
Spouse(s) Name:
Ahileshwari Mahendra,shoba (Died)
Children:
Sangi Mahendra
Address:
21/22 Kamaraj Street, Dhasarathapuram, Saligramam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600093
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