Awards & Winners

Balachandra Menon

Date of Birth 11-January-1954
Place of Birth Ambalappuzha
(India, Kerala)
Nationality India
Also know as Balachandran Menon, बालाचंद्रन मेनन
Profession Actor, Film director, Lyricist, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Balachandra Menon is an Indian film actor, director, script writer, lyricist, and producer who works in Malayalam cinema. He made a number of popular films in the 1980s and 1990s. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his role as Ismail in the 1998 film Samaantharangal, which was also directed by him. Along with Fazil and Padmarajan, Menon has introduced new actors into the Malayalam film industry. Actors who made their debut in his films include Shobhana in April 18, Parvathy in Vivahithare Ithile Ithile, Maniyan Pillai Raju in Maniyan Pillai Athava Maniyan Pillai, Karthika in Manicheppu Thurannappol, Annie in Ammayane Sathyam, and Kausalya aka Nandini in April 19. Many of his films explore the theme of uncommon relationships between common people. His box office hits in the early 1980s included Chiriyo Chiri, Kaaryam Nissaram and Prasnam Gurutharam.

Awards by Balachandra Menon

Check all the awards nominated and won by Balachandra Menon.


Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Malayalam
Honored for : Samaantharangal


National Film Award for Best Actor
Honored for : Samaantharangal
National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare
Honored for : Samaantharangal
Kerala State Film Award (Special Jury Award)
Honored for : Samaantharangal


Kerala State Film Award for Best Screenplay
Honored for : Uthrada Rathri