Balaji Sakthivel Biography, Facts & Life Story

Balaji Sakthivel Indian Actor, Director

Quick Facts

Known ForTamil film

Full Name:Balaji Sakthivel

Profession:Actor, Director


Age:57 years old (in 2021)

Date of Birth:January 1, 1964

Birthplace:Dindigul, India

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 6 inches (1.67 m)

Weight:80 kg (176 lbs)

Chest:46 inches

Waist:38 inches


Biceps:14 inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Brown

Balaji Sakthivel was born in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India, on 1 Jan 1964. This high school graduate is 56 years old. This well-known director is married, and his wife Kalandhi, in Chennai, works as the head of the Department in Guru Nayak Arts and Science College. They have two kids together. Their son in 2007, and Dhanya, a girl-child was born in 2000. Sakthivel’s native is Dindugal. He resided in Virugambakkam, Chennai. However, he has moved to a neighborhood area Ramapuram, Chennai, now.


Sakthivel is a Tamil film director, actor, and writer, famous for directing Kaadhal, the 2004 film. Initially, he was director S. Shankar’s assistant director. Sakthivel directed his first film Samurai for Vikram in 2002. It received positive reviews from audiences everywhere, but at the box office, it could not make it big. Under S. Shankar’s production house, the S Pictures banner, Sakthivel released Kaadhal in 2004 after a two years break. This movie stared new actors Sandhya and Bharat. At the box office, it made it huge. This film earned the director and stars instant recognition. His directorial ventures Kaaloori released in 2007, and Ra Ra Rajasekhar in 2017.  Sakthivel directed Premalo Padhite. He also went behind the cameras for Kalasala in 2009 and Premise in 2005. Sakthivel penned down amazing scripts for many of his movies like Vazhakku Enn 18/9, Samurai, Kaadhal, Kaaloori, and Kottattum. He wrote more films like Black Butterfly that released in 2013 and Vaanam in 2020. His net worth is $4 Million, acted in Tamil films Asuran in 2019, and Yaar Ivargal in 2019. This film has many new artists. Sakthivel introduced fresh talents like Sandhya, Bharat, Kishore, and Ajay in the Tamil film industry. In Chennai, Sakthivel, to promote his films, he paints black and white posters of his actors on the walls.


Balaji Sakthivel’s Vazzakku Enn 18/9 won the National Film Award in the category of Best Feature Film. He received more awards like the Best Director Filmfare, the National Award in Tamil, and the Vijay Award in the category of the Best Director.

Balaji Sakthivel Education

Qualification: High School Graduate

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Balaji Sakthivel Career

Profession: Actor, Director

Known For: Tamil film

Debut TV Series/Movie: Samurai: Ek Yodha

Salary: Under Review

Net Worth: USD $4 Million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Not Known

Mother: Not Known

Brother(s): Not Known

Sister(s): Not Known

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Kalanidhi Sakthivel

Children: 1

Daughter(s): Dhanya Sakthivel

Ex Girlfriends:


Balaji Sakthivel Favorites

Hobbies: Reading Books, Travelling

Favorite Food: Fast Food

Favorite Destination: Chennai

Favorite Color: White

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