Published by: cineadmin on February 3, 2015
Balu Mahendra was a cinematographer, director, screenwriter and film editor, who worked in various Indian film industries, primarily in Tamil cinema. He got his first break as a cinematographer in 1971 in the Malayalam film Nellu. Nellu, shot in colour, won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Cinematography after it was released in 1974. Tamil film when he signed up as the cinematographer for J. Mahendran’s directorial debut Mullum Malarum. He died on 13 February 2014.
|Place of Birth||Batticaloa, Sri Lanka|
|Debut movie||Nellu (Malayalam)|
|Known For||Moondram Pirai,Neengal Kettavai,Sathi Leelavathi|
|Awards||National Film Award for Best Cinematography (1982) - Moondram Pirai|
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