Bala is an Indian Tamil film director, screenwriter and film producer, working in the Tamil film industry. Widely credited with having revolutionised Tamil cinema, he is best known for his realistic, yet dark and disturbing films, considered landmark films, that have garnered high critical acclaim. He has received several awards and recognition for his work, including the National Film Award for Best Direction for his fourth feature film Naan Kadavul.
Bala was born on 11 July 1966 in Periyakulam, Theni district, Tamil Nadu, India. He studied Tamil Literature at The American College in Madurai. He admitted, that, as a youngster, he was not interested in studies and had dopped in his college days and was considered by many as he wont come up in life.
At certain point he determined to prove himself to the society. After a struggling period he came to Chennai and entered the cinema industry. Then soon he became one of the finest directors in the Tamil Film Industry