R. Balki Wiki, Biography, Age, Wife, Family, Education, Height, Weight, Movies List, Career, Profession, Net Worth

R. Balki Wiki and Biography: Filmmaker, screenwriter, and former Group Chairman of the advertising firm Lowe Lintas R. Balakrishnan, or R. Balki, is from India (India). The films Cheeni Kum (2007), Paa (2009), and Pad Man (2018) are his most notable as a director.

R. Balki

R. Balki Wiki: Biography, Age, Wife, Family, Education, Height, Weight, Movies List, Career, Profession, Net Worth

Real Name R. Balakrishnan
Nick Name Balki
Profession Director, Writer
Famous For Movies
Wife Name Gauri Shinde (Director)
Physical Status
Age 58 Years
Height 5 feet 10 inches
Weight 80 Kgs
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Salt & Pepper
Personal Information
Date of Birth 16 April 1964
Birth Place Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, India
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Nationality Indian
School Name NA
College Name NA
Qualifications Graduate (was expelled from a Masters in Computer Application (MCA) course owing to poor attendance)
Family Profile
Father Name NA
Mother Name NA
Siblings NA
Career Director, Writer
Source of Income Movies
Appeared In Movies
Net Worth Salary 65 Crores+(Approx.)

R. Balki Biography

R. Balki Education

Although he had begun Masters In Computer Application programme, he was eventually expelled from school for failing to maintain attendance.

R. Balki Early Life

Mr. R. Balakrishnan, better known by his nickname of “R. Balki,” was born on April 16, 1964, in Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, India.

He had wanted to study filmmaking for as long as he could remember, and he even went through the interview process at the Madras Film Institute before bailing out on the panel.

Balki and Gauri Shinde have been married since 2007. She has worked in advertising and is also a writer, director, and producer for the film.

R. Balki Career

R. Balki is a director, screenwriter, and producer who primarily works in Bollywood and has received widespread critical acclaim for his films. He first gained attention with his debut directorial effort, Cheeni Kum (2007), and went on to achieve even greater success with Paa. R. Balki began his professional life at the young age of 23 and is now known as the former Group Chairman of Lowe Lintas, one of India’s most well-known and largest advertising agency.

Despite working for the agency, he had always been interested in filmmaking, even applying to the Madras Film Institute in an attempt to study directing during his time at the university. But he didn’t sign up for the school because he ditched the interview panel in the middle of the process. In later years, he attempted to pursue a post-baccalaureate degree in Masters in Computer Applications (MCA), but he was expelled from school after only three years due to chronic absence.

He first entered the field of advertising after responding to an ad for Mudra that he spotted in the newspaper. Advertisements such as “Daag Achche Hain” for Surf Excel and “Walk when you Talk” for the Idea Cellular network were produced by him, and they were massive hits during his advertising career. R. Balki’s career took a huge leap when, after spending some time working in ad agencies, he directed his first full-length feature, Cheeni Kum (2007). The film did well at the box office, but it was also praised by critics.

After the success of Cheeni Kum, R. Balki reunited with Indian cinema’s biggest star, Amitabh Bachchan, for 2009’s Paa, which went on to become one of Balki’s most critically acclaimed films. The film was not only critically acclaimed but also did extremely well at the box office. After 2009, the filmmaker had a break from directing movies, but he returned with Shamitabh (2015), making it three for three when it came to working with Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan. Along with the biographical drama Pad Man (2018), which stars Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte, and Sonam Kapoor, Dear Zindagi (2016) is another successful film he directed. The 2019 year will also see the release of his Mission Mangal.

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