Balaji Mohan is a director by profession. He is famous for his films like
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.
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.
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Balaji Mohan is a Tamil Director and Producer. He was born on May 25, 1987, in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India. He went to Campion Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School, Tiruchirapalli, and later on to complete his further education at Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He got married to Aruna in June, 2012. In January, 2013, he announced his divorce due to some differences. He began his career as an Assistant Director for a Tamil movie Kulir in 2009. He got an opportunity in the middle of Kulir to join a Sony TV show, Gateway to Hollywood. He became one of the six finalists in a contest, in which his short film Treasure was featured. His first short film was Velicham. After this film, he discontinued his engineering studies within two years, and pursued his filmmaking career.
He enrolled himself in a film academy to become a director, attended various workshops, and directed many short films, along with participating in contests. In 2010, he joined a Tamil film Drohi of Sudha K. Prasad, as an assistant director. He directed a few short films, namely Addi Tail, Kodi, Mittai Vidu, Kadhalil Soddhappuvadhu Yeppadi, and The Juniors for the show Naalaya Iyakunar. He became one of the winners for his consistent performance. The Cinematographer Nirav Shah has initiated him to turn his short film Kadhalil Soddhappuvadhu Yeppadi into a feature film, and Balaji liked this idea, and worked for almost three months. Then Nirav Shah introduced him to a producer Sashikanth from YNot Movies. Siddhartha co-produced the venture and also played the lead role in this movie, which was later named Love Failure. Love Failure was a bilingual movie that was released in Tamil and Telugu version. Both versions of the movie were released in February 2012, simultaneously in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
He has done several feature films, namely Love Failure in 2012,
Vaayai Moodi Pesavum
in Tamil and
Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram
in Malayalam in 2014, Tamil movie Maari in 2015, and Maari 2 in 2018. He has also acted in a few movies, namely Kadhalil Soddhappuvadhu Yeppadi in 2012, Vaayai Moodi Pesavum in 2014, Maari in 2015, Pa Pandi and Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 in 2017, and Vinodhaya Sitham in 2021. He produced a film named Mandela in 2021. He has worked in two web series, namely As I am suffering from Kadhal in 2017, on Hotstar, and Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa in 2022, on Amazon Prime Video.