Balaji Mohan is a director by profession. He is famous for his films like
Love Failure and
Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi. Balaji was nominated for SIIMA Best Debutant Director Award. He was born on 25 May 1987 in Trichy, Tamil Nadu. Balaji attended Campion Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School and later went to study engineering at Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering. He got married to his childhood love, Aruna in July 2012. He was always interested in directing films and in fulfilling his dream; he even left engineering and went for making movies instead.
Balaji has determined in the tenth standard that he will become a director one day, but he decided to study. In the third semester, his father bought him a Handycam, and he shot his first film, named Velicham. This short movie entered film festivals and won awards. This motivation led him to quit engineering, and he joined a course in L.V. Prasad Film and TV Academy in Vadapalani, Chennai. Balaji learned editing and sound mixing at the Institute and did a programme in acting from Alchemy Institute in Adyar, Chennai. After this, he made several short films and later gave his first full-length bilingual romantic comedy film Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi in Tamil and Love Failure in Telugu. Mohan at the advent of his career was an assistant director in 2009 for the film called Kuler 100.
Meanwhile, he joined a reality show named Gateway to Hollywood and Balaji was among one of the six participants, who got into the finale of the season.
The Treasure was his film; that got featured at the show, and he got lucky with it to enter the competition. After this, he joined Naalaya Iyakunar, Kalaignar TV’s programme. In this, Balaji directed many short films, which were The Juniors, Kodi, Mittai Veedu, and Addi Tail and for his consistent performance in the show, he won the winner of the series award. Balaji joined Tamil Film Drohi’s team and became the assistant director to Sudha K. Prasad.
Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi was a short film, and Balaji made it during the show Naalaya Iyakunar. At the behest of Nirav Shah’s proposal, he made the script and made it a full-fledged film. It was made into Telugu and Tamil version, and the same name was kept for Tamil version while Telugu version was titled Love Failure.