Bala Bhaskar Chandran was a great Music Director of Mollywood. He gave his music in many Malayalam movies. Bala was born on 10 July 1978. He was an Indian Musician, Singer, Violinist, Composer and record producer. He is best known for bringing fusion music in South India. Bala originally belongs to Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. His father’s name is C.K. Unni who was a postmaster and Santhakumari; Sanskrit lecturer of Sree Swathi Thrirunal College of Music. Bala married his girlfriend Lakshmi on 20 December in year 200. Bala had one daughter born on 21 April 2016 and her name is Thejaswini Bala.
He lost his daughter on 25 September 2018 when his family met an accident in Pallipuram, near Thiruvananthapuram. Bala comes from a family of musicians; therefore, he was introduced to instrumental music just at the age of three by his uncle B. Sasikumar who is a laureate in Carnatic Music. Bala made music as his profession simply at the age of 12. He is known as the youngest music composer as he made his debut as music director by composing the soundtrack for a Malayalam Film named as MANGALYA PALLAKKU in the year 1998 at just the age of 17. Bala won many awards in his life one of them was Bismillah Khan Yuva Sangeetkar Puraskaar in 2018 by Kendra Sangeet Natak Academy for Instrumental music through Violin.
His compositions for some albums like Ninakaai and Aadyamai are remembered as most romantic song collection. Bala was versed in Carnatic music. He is famous for his stage performances. In all his concerts, he never left without mesmerizing the audience with his music and performance. Bala had worked with various famous musicians and instrumentalists including Ustad Zakhir Hussain,
, Vikku Vinayakram, Hariharan, Mathannoor Sankarankutty,
, Fazal Qureshi, and many others. He not only performed in India but also in abroad. He came up on the stage with his Uncle B. Sarikumar who was also his Guru, as violin duo in Carnatic concerts.
Balabhaskar made his debut in instrumental fusion through album named Let It B in the year 2011. In his this album, he worked with various renowned musicians including Sivamani, Louis Banks, Fazal Qureshi, Gino banks, and Sheldon D’Silva. This album is a fusion of many types of music. Let It B included rock, jazz, hip-hop and techno music spun around his Indian violin. This album is composed of Sanskrit lyrics; hence; it was an effort to promote Sanskrit language through it. Let It B was produced under the banner of MC Audios and Videos. His project named Bhajati of the year 2011 is marked by audio traces. Through this project, he brought a collection of Soothing Carnatic Keertanas in his style by blending it with International flavors.
He was the part of many films, movies, television series and albums in Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Sanskrit languages. He worked in many albums. His albums are- Khwabo Ke Parinde in 2016, it was part of a Hindi-musical album- The Big Band, Ambulance, Zahir, Bhajati, Let It B, Pattinde Palazhi, Moksham, Heart Beats, Mazhayilaro, Panchajanyam, Vasantha Gaathangal, Korappan the great, Kannadikkadavathu, Thakadhimitha, Adyamai, No tension Pleeze, Balyasmruthikalay Onam, Ninakkayi, Neeyariyan, and Mangalya Pallakku. For his contributions in Malayalam Music Industry, he received many awards.
Balabhaskar got many injuries in a car accident on 24 September 2018; he also lost his daughter in this accident. After lots of treatment and two surgeries when his condition was improving, He lost his life on 28 October 2018 due to cardiac arrest at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. The legendary musician died at just the age of 40, but he will always stay alive in our hearts. "