Actor and scenarist P Balachandran passes away
Malayalam actor and scenarist P Balachandran has passed away. He is well known for his contributions in Malayalam literature and Malayalam cinema. The 69-year-old breathed his last at his residence in Vaikom. He was suffering from age related ailments for the last several months. Final rites will be held at his residence in Thekkenada.
P Balachandran was born to Padmanabha Pillai and Saraswati Bhai born on 2 February 1952, in Sasthamkotta, Kollam. He is married to Sreelatha, former chairperson of Vaikom municipality, and the couple have two children, Sreekanth and Parvathy.
P Balachandran is a recipient of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Kerala Chalachithra Akademi Award and Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Akademi Award. He has scripted many films including ‘Ulladakkam’, ‘Pavithram’, ‘Agnidevan’, ‘Uncle Bun’, ‘Punaradhivasam’, and ‘Kammattipaadam’. He made his directorial debut in 2012 with ‘Ivan Megharoopan’. The film won four Kerala State awards including the award for Second Best Film.
Balachandran has also done notable roles in films like ‘Trivandrum Lodge’, ‘Annayum Rasoolum’, ‘Kadal Kadannoru Mathukutty’ etc. He was last seen in the Mammootty starrer ‘One’, in which he played the role of an opposition MLA.