Vasanthabalan is a Tamil movie director and a writer. Born on 12th of July, 1972, his first movie Album was a flop and got no recognition for it. But he came back with his second release, Veyil in 2006, which hit the box-offices charts pretty hard and became a blockbuster. It was screened at Cannes Film Festival (2007). Later he came with another blockbuster movie, Angadi Theru in 2010, written by himself. Critics loved it, and it brought a whole lot of money from a commercial point of view. In 2012, based on novel Kaaval Kottam, he directed and scripted the movie Aravan. His Kaaviya Thalaivan, released in 2014 was also critically acclaimed.
Filmfare Awards for Best Director – Tamil (2006) for movie Veyil.
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil (2006) for movie Veyil.
Vijay Award for Best Director (2010) for movie Angadi Theru.
Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil (2010) for movie Angadi Theru.