T.K. Balachandran is a movie actor from Kerala. He is popular to have been a part of around 200 films in his lifetime. He was born on the 2nd of February 1928. His parents were Kunjan Pillai and Parukkuttiyamma. He was their fifth child. He was married to a woman named Vishalakshi. She bore him two kids. They were Vasanth Balachandran and Vinod Balachandran. Vanchiyoor Madhavan Nair is a renowned Malayalam actor too and is T.K. Balachandran’s brother.
He started quite early in his acting career by doing the motion picture Pralhaada when he was just 13. He also created history by acting in the first ever full-time comedy, Viruthan Shanku. Renowned director P.Venu was in charge of this movie. It released in theaters in the month of April of 1968. It had
and actress Ambika in the star roles. P.K. Satyapal was responsible for its production. Along with being an actor in the first Malayalam comedy film, he was also the first ever actor in Malayalam film history to do a double role.
When he was in the 70th year of his age, he was honored with being elected the President of the South Indian Film Chamber. The South Indian Film Chamber is an association Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada film industry. To add to his lifetime’s achievements, he got awarded the President’s Gold Medal, which is definitely a thing of pride to be granted to an Indian. Apart from this, he has secured several awards for his work in Malayalam cinema. Some of the hit films in Malayalam he did were Inakkily, Aagaamanam and Kalanju Kittiya Thankam.
He had worked in more than 400 films, out of which 200 were in the Malayalam Language. He also acted in pictures made in the Tamil Language. Some successful ones of these are Jagatham and Andha Naal. He has also ventured into production, writing stories, dialogues, and screenplays of numerous movies like Pralayam and Pambaram. He wrote the story of films such as Drohi, Chief Guest and Rakthasaakshi. He also wrote the dialogues of films such as Deepaaradhana, Rakthasaakshi , and Pambaram.
He started his career in this industry in 1986 and stopped only with his death. His career spanned a total of 19 years. He died on the 15th of December 2005. He died due to Cancer. He was seventy-seven years of age when he died. He was at Thiruvananthapuram, at his place itself when he died. His wife and children live on after him.