Bala Kumar is an Indian film actor who appears in Malayalam and Tamil films. He made his debut in the Tamil film Anbu and continued working in the Tamil cinema in his early years, before moving to the Malayalam industry, where he found success over the years. He is known for Ennu Ninte Moideen (2015), Big B (2007) and Puthiya Mugham (2009).
Bala was born into a family closely associated with the film industry, with his grandfather being the owner of the Arunachala Studios. His father, Jeyakumar, directed over 350 films and documentaries, while his brother Siva has worked as a director and cinematographer in films.
The actor made a comeback to Tamil films in 2014 after appearing as one of Ajith Kumar‘s four brothers in Veeram. In order to get the on-screen chemistry sorted, Bala was closely associated with Ajith throughout the film’s shoot and was full of praise for him after release. The film, directed by Bala’s brother Siva, opened to critical and commercial success.
Bala made his directorial debut through the 2012 Malayalam action film, The Hit List, in which he also played the lead role.
Bala is married to Amrutha Suresh, Idea Star Singer fame on 27 August 2010 in Eranakulam, Kerala. They have a daughter, Avantika, who was born on 20 November 2012.
- Family: Amrutha Suresh (Spouse)